The World's Religions
A completely new edition of one of the most popular and readable introductions to the history of religions ever published--more than 1.5 million copies sold. "An excellent study for the thoughtful layman."--Booklist, on the earlier edition.
Why Religion Matters : The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief
Why Religion Matters will open a new dialogue about the appropriate place of religion in human experience and society. The passionate and balanced perspective advanced here will help restore a respectful understanding of the undeniable primacy of religion, as well as give a fresh appreciation of the curative effects of correcting its marginal cultural status.
The Illustrated World's Religions : A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions
An interesting and informative guide to understanding why people believe what they believe. Most of the major branches of religion are represented here (both oriental and occidental thought): Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Animism, etc. Each section highlights the history and context of each belief system of belief and discusses their respective fundamental beliefs and practices in a concise, informative, and non-judgemental way.