Автор: Kenneth Atkinson
Издательство: Chelsea House Publishers
Размер: 4,5 mb
The volumes in the Religions of the World series surveys religions that have had a major impact on the history of the world and that continue to play a role in the relationships between nations and ethnic groups. All aspects—including roots and founding, primary beliefs and cultural activities, the way the faiths are viewed by the rest of the world, and the experience of growing up as a member of the religion—are examined.
As one of the world's most ancient religions, Judaism serves as a foundation for the belief systems of two other major faiths: Christianity and Islam. Although the Jews have faced a long history of persecution, they have managed to survive and to maintain their religion with many of its original practices intact.