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The Wilson chronology of the world's religions
Levinson, David, 1947-
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New York : H.W. Wilson Co., [2000]

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xi, 688 pages ; 26 cm
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BL80.2 .L464 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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Complete coverage of a broad range of religions makes this a great addition for both researchers and general readers. This is a thorough record of the major events in the development and spread of religions around the world - a guide to leaders, beliefs, influences over time, and much more. The Chronology begins with religion in prehistoric times-back to 100,000 B.C.E.-and ends in 2000. The entries in the chronology cover seven major themes in the prehistory and history of religion.

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In concise entries, usually one to three sentences long, this work traces key events and people in development and change in religions, and reciprocal influences between religions and societies and cultures. It provides a chronology of historical events concerning different religions, Paleolithic times to the present. Subject codes are used for cross-references. Besides an index and bibliography, the work has over 200 informational sidebars giving focused background information in greater depth. Equal treatment is given all religions. The material follows the format of The Wilson Chronology of Science and Technology, ed. by George Ochoa and Melinda Corey (1997), and The Wilson Chronology of Ideas, by the same editors (1997). Levinson, a cultural anthropologist specializing in contemporary social issues and cross-cultural understanding, has published extensively (Religion: A Cross-Cultural Dictionary, CH, Jun'87). Some events listed with approximate dates are not sequentially or logically correct in relation to other dates on the same topic, a circumstance that casts doubt on the accuracy of other listings. General and academic collections. M. Yannie St. Cloud State University