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This is a book which brings the world's religions to life, making them relevant and accessible to today's children. The beliefs, history and customs of all the main religions are dealt with individually, while the introductory sections address more general questions such as: why do human beings have religions? what do different religions have in common? what has been their part in human affairs? With its descriptions of many lesser-known religions and sects, glossary, maps and time chart, the book forms an accessible introduction to the subject for children aged 10 and upwards.