Cycles of Faith: The Development of the World's Religions pdf epub fb2

Cycles of Faith: The Development of the World's Religions by Robert Ellwood pdf epub fb2

Cycles of Faith: The Development of the World's Religions Author: Robert Ellwood
Title: Cycles of Faith: The Development of the World's Religions
ISBN: 0759104611
ISBN13: 978-0759104617
Other Formats: docx txt lrf lrf
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: AltaMira Press (September 8, 2003)
Language: English
Category: Reference
Size PDF version: 1426 kb
Size EPUB version: 1281 kb
Subcategory: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides




Can the histories of the great religious traditions help us to predict their futures? Are broad common patterns discernable within the developments of Hinduism, Chinese religion, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam? In Cycles of Faith, noted historian of religion Robert Ellwood makes the case that the five largest world religions all move through the stages of Apostolic, Imperial, Devotional, Reformation, and Folk Religion. Cycles of Faith is a completely revised edition of Ellwood's 1988 book, The History and Future of Faith. Ellwood's readable text can provide a useful, theoretical framework to many classes in religious studies.