Religious Thoughts: A Historical Perspective

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Religion is a small word, but it has a huge impact on both life and death. In Religious Thoughts, author James Watson takes a look at the history of religion through the years and delves into how the various manmade religions were formed and why.

Through this historical exploration of religious texts, Watson addresses a host of questions addressing religion, its origins, and its mutations. Religious Thoughts asks:

Why, in the beginning, were just three major religions formed? Why were the minor religionssuch as Protestant, Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterianstarted? Did these religions coincide with or cause directly or indirectly major military conflicts? How did religion become so diverse and corrupt? Why and how did the manmade religions evolve?

Thoroughly researched, Religious Thoughts asks a wide range of thought-provoking questions and presents Watsons opinions and concerns. It presents a historical time travel through centuries of religious changes, documenting the history of the Abrahamic religions.

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iUniverse
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Published on
Jun 25, 2014
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Pages
182
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ISBN
9781491737583
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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