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This compendium of World Religions serves as a valuable reference work for layman and scholar. The authors devoted several years in researching, analyzing and organizing this work. Their research involved extensive travel and combing through volumes of manuscripts and conversations with the converts of various religions. The material is presented in an unbiased and objective manner that allows the reader to easily compare the teachings of a particular religion with their faith. Furthermore, the material is organized systematically enabling the reader to easily navigate the principal tenants of each religion. Along with the theological and philosophical foundations, the authors present in logical sequence the historical, social and cultural backgrounds that influenced the development of each religion. Accuracy and authenticity are hallmarks of this work. The compendium has served as a basic textbook in college classes for over a decade and has stood the scrutiny of students and scholars. One is drawn into the work largely due to the clarity of thought and readability of the material. It is rare to find a work of this nature that lends itself useful to student and scholar. This work will serve student and instructor well in the study of world religions.

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