his monumental, four-volume reference overviews significant events and developments in religious history over the course of more than five millennia.
• Provides interesting sidebars to entries on such topics as monotheism and the problem of evil, the construction of the Egyptian pyramids, Mesoamerican mythology, the legacy of Charlemagne, the lives of various religious thinkers and leaders, the Hundred Years’ War, the indigenous religions of South Africa, the Second Great Awakening, Potala Palace in Tibet, and many others
• Offers a sweeping chronological presentation of faith and religion over five millennia that enables readers to see the connections between historical events and the evolution of various belief systems
• Includes an extensive selection of photos that helps readers visualize many of the topics discussed in the text
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