Encyclopedia of Sacred Places

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ABC-CLIO, 1997 - Religion - 342 pages
In the Encyclopedia of Sacred Places author Norbert C. Brockman accompanies the reader on a Grand Pilgrimage to the most significant of these holy places. Readers will travel to the far-flung corners of the world to explore sites sacred to the world's great religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism - as well as the places important to less familiar traditions. They will visit sacred rivers, mountains, and springs; altars where mysterious prehistoric religious rites and sacrifices were performed; sites of miracles; tombs of saints; shrines for holy relics; and memorials to victims of the Holocaust, the atom bomb, and the slave trade. The author not only offers readers an informed historical and cultural perspective, he also provides vivid firsthand descriptions and travel tips - the results of his personal visits to most of the sites listed.

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