Sacred Worlds: An Introduction to Geography and Religion

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CONTENTS
List of figuresix
List of tablesxi
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgementsxiv
1 GEOGRAPHY AND RELIGION: CONTEXT AND CONTENT 1
Introduction1
Interaction2
Emergence and evolution7
Geographic context18
Niche within geography21
Prospect25
Conclusion30
2 REFLECTIONS ON RELIGION 31
Introduction31
Context32
Dimensions39
Dynamics44
Secularisation48
Religion and state52
Conclusion55
3 DISTRIBUTIONS: SPATIAL PATTERNS OF RELIGION 56
Introduction56
Data57
Global patterns57
National patterns65
The United States75
Conclusion91
4 DIFFUSION: RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND ORGANISATIONS 93
Introduction93
Global processes and patterns94

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures ix
  • Tables xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgements xiv
  • 1 - Geography and Religion 1
  • 2 - Reflections on Religion 31
  • 3 - Distributions 56
  • 4 - Diffusion 93
  • 5 - Dynamics 128
  • 6 - Religion and Population 169
  • 7 - Religion and Landscape 197
  • 8 - Sacred Places and Pilgrimage 245
  • Epilogue 286
  • Bibliography 288
  • Index 313
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