New Reference Book: Atlas of the World’s Religions

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 8th, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

Atlas of the World’s Religions, Second Edition edited by Ninian Smart & Frederick Denny, Oxford University Press, 2007.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 200 Sm2a

This visually arresting atlas provides an overview of the religious traditions of the world.  Using maps, charts, and photos, The Atlas of the World’s Religions highlights all major world religions and geographical distributions of religious practices.

Three examples from its many entries: Ancient Palestine, Islam and European Christian Missions.

Three facts from its many offerings: In 2007 over 25,378,000 of the world population were Sikh (pg 15), 90% of those living in Bali practice Hindu (pg 19), in 1998 “20% of Australians claimed to be regular churchgoers” (pg 107).

Helpful for:  Humanities, Religious Studies, Data hounds

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