12 Major World Religions: The Beliefs, Rituals, and Traditions of Humanity's Most Influential Faiths
For billions of people, having a religious belief system provides purpose in life. For some, religion serves as a guide for moral behavior. Today's world is one in which our understanding of world religions is both understatedly important, as well as increasingly complex.
After many years exploring the foundations of various world religions, Jason Boyett has written this comprehensive, easy-to-understand exploration of the twelve major world religions through a meticulous, yet unbiased lens. 12 Major World Religions offers an impartial look at where each of these belief systems intersects, how they differ, and why some have been―or are currently―misunderstood.
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About the Author
Jason Boyett is the author of several books about faith, history, and culture, including Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse, Pocket Guide to the Afterlife, and Lust, Chaos, War, and Fate-Greek Mythology: Timeless Tales from the Ancients. A passionate student of religion, he lives in Texas and has written for publications as varied as The Guardian, Paste, and American Cowboy.
No matter your religious background, religious literacy is absolutely vital in our society. In 12 Major World Religions, Jason Boyett does a wonderful job introducing us to faiths we thought we understood and revealing ones we know little about. After you finish a chapter, you'll be eager to learn even more. --Hemant Mehta, editor of FriendlyAtheist.com