Comparative Religion for Dummies by William P. Lazarus

Comparative Religion for Dummies

William P. Lazarus and Mark Sullivan
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  • ISBN
    9780470230657 / 0470230657
  • Title Comparative Religion for Dummies
  • Author William P. Lazarus and Mark Sullivan
  • Category Religion: General
  • Format
  • Year 2008
  • Pages 366
  • Publisher
    For Dummies
  • Imprint John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Edition
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 187mm x 22mm x 230mm


Exploring the Abrahamic faiths—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—this For Dummies title follows the evolution of these religions from their common origin to their differing, yet linked, beliefs.

Publisher Description

Understand the beliefs, customs, and rituals of each faith

The fun and easy way to know the common elements of these widespread religions

Want to know more about the faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? This plain-English guide traces their evolution from their commonorigin - Abraham - and explains their different, yet linked, beliefs.You'll see how each religion developed, endured setbacks, and became a fixture in modern society - and you'll learn how members havedeveloped similar approaches to worship.

Discover: How the belief in one God originated The roots of Abraham's family tree The sacred texts of each faith Major similarities and differences How these religions influenced the world

Author Biography

A native of Maine who grew up in northeast Ohio, William Paul Lazarus began studying religious history as a child and has never stopped. By age 13, he was teaching Sunday school. After moving to Florida in 1986, he branched out by teaching at various institutions, including Daytona Beach Community College and Stetson University. A professional writer and high school English teacher, he regularly speaks at churches and synagogues around Florida, and had a successful radio show on 1340-AM, WROD, in Daytona Beach. This is his ninth book on various aspects of religious history. He and his wife live in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mark Sullivan was born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, and grew up in a traveling, academic family, something like a fantastic traveling circus. He returned to NYC for college, at Columbia University, where he studied Comparative Literature and European Languages. He later attended the Juilliard School of Music for studies in composition.

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