Encyclopedia of the World's Religions

Encyclopedia of the World s Religions Examines the major living faiths with a focus on the traditions tenets and writings central to each Part One covers religions of prophetic revelation with sections on Judaism Christianity Islam

  • Title: Encyclopedia of the World's Religions
  • Author: R.C. Zaehner
  • ISBN: 9780760707128
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Examines the major living faiths, with a focus on the traditions, tenets, and writings central to each Part One covers religions of prophetic revelation, with sections on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Zoroastrianism Part Two covers wisdom religions Hinduism, Buddhism, et al whose teachings do not necessarily emanate from a divine source.

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    About “R.C. Zaehner

    • R.C. Zaehner

      Robert Charles Zaehner had a gift for languages and became an expert in Oriental languages As a result, he was chosen as a British counterintelligence agent in Tehran, Persia during World War II and an MI6 agent there after the war He returned to academia and became Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College, writing numerous books on religion, both eastern and western.Information adapted from and the back cover of The Bhagavad Gita which he translated and authored

    454 thoughts on “Encyclopedia of the World's Religions

    • each article has a distinct authorial and rhetorical flavor, and it's tempting to correlate the style of the writing with the substance of the religion being discussedrhaps unsurprisingly, this compendium is heavily weighted towards Christianity (absorbing over a quarter of the text).


    • "Encyclopedia of the World's Religions" is one of the books in the secondary bibliography of my free ebook on comparative mysticism. "The greatest achievement in life" at suprarational/gail2012.pdf has been reviewed on .


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