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Provides information on the major world religions and is organized by subject matter into such categories as creation myths, rituals, festivals, prophets and teachers, holy books, and places of worship.
Gr 7-Up A clear, graphic presentation of basic information. Separate well-organized sections consider major ancient and contemporary religions, their leaders, rituals, symbols and objects, books, ideas, development, festivals, sacred sites, and worship places. Creation Myths covers Yoruba, Maori, and Navajo myths among others, but, oddly, not Greco-Roman. Maps of selected North American Native sacred sites, diagrams of Stonehenge, cutaway views of the Pantheon, and many more visual delights satisfy the fact-hungry. The index and glossary are disappointingly thin for a work this extensive; there are no entries for Torah, Sunnah, or mandala, for instance. The lack of alternative spellings is also a weakness: students seeking Tanach may be baffled by Tenak, and neither term is found in the glossary. Among the thousands of facts there are bound to be errors, and indeed, a few were noted. Patricia Lothrop-Green, St. George's School, Newport, RI
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