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Sacred Origins of Profound Things: The Stories Behind the Rites and Rituals of the World's Religions
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In this enlightening and entertaining work Charles Panati explores the origins of hundreds of religious rituals, customs, and practices in many faiths, the reasons for religious holidays and sacred symbols, and the meanings of vestments, sacraments, devotions, and prayers. Its many elevations include:
"... eager to raise and then to answer ... a great many ... interesting questions about world religions and why their adherents believe and behave as they do ..."
The New York Times Book Review, Tom Ferrell
About the Author
Charles Panati, a former physicist and science editor of Newsweek, is the author of fourteen books. He lives in West Sayville, New York.
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