The Spiritual Heritage of the Human Race

Pages: 320
Subject: Religion
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations

The Spiritual Heritage of the Human Race

An Introduction to the World's Religions

Mehrdad Massoudi, Suheil Bushrui

As societies around the world become more interconnected, the question of how we engage with and understand cultural and religious diversity is increasingly important. Drawing on religious and spiritual traditions, this work explores the commonalities of religions while respecting the differences that make each spiritual path distinct.
9781851685745 (25 Dec 2009)
RRP £14.99 / US$24.95

The Book

From the spiritual traditions of the first peoples and the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Mesoamerica, to the beliefs and practices of today's world faiths, this illustrated and accessible introduction to the world's religions reveals the rich tapestry of religious life around the world and down the ages, humanity's spiritual heritage.

Additional Information

Subject Religion
Pages 320
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations


About the Author

Professor Suheil Bushrui teaches at the University of Maryland, MD.

Dr Mehrdad Massoudi is a full-time researcher at the Department of Energy and an adjunct professor at the Biomedical Engineering Department, Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and author of numerous articles on world religions.


"A helpful travel guide to today's global religious community… neither lightweight nor unnecessarily dense … a well-grounded starting point for understanding the interrelationships, commonalities and differences of faiths, and for seeing development of religious expression through time.”

- Publishers Weekly

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