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The purpose of this website is it to help people understand the beliefs and parctices of different world religions. It provides free learning resources for anyone intersted in studying religion. uwr-nrm Here are free books, audio and video talks and lectures, Power Point slides, study guides and other resources to help you understand world religions.
         
Begin your exploration of world religions by downloading a free pdf copy of The Concise Dictionary of Religion:  

Download a free pdf copy of Frederic Spieglberg's Living Religions of the World:

Watch our lecture of the month as Karla Poewe discusses Nazi Religions:

         
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Download a free copy of Irving Hexham and Karla Poewe's Understanding Cults and New Religions:   Download a free copy of Fred Welbourn's classic work Atoms and Ancestors:

Hear Irving Hexham talk with Dave Rutherford about Understanding World Religions click here or on the photo below:

         
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This website was first created in 2011 as a basic website. It was extensively revised to the extent that it became a new website in 2014. At that time new sections of various world religons, links to classic texts, the sections on worldviews and the extended sections on Christianity were added. All texts and graphics on Understanding World Religions are protected by copyright, 1995, 199, 2011, 2014.Permission to reproduce material found on this Web Site must be obtained from the appropriate copyright owner. World religions graphic by Christopher Tobias from Irving Hexham's Understanding World Religions, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Concise Dictionary of Religion, InterVarsity Press, Carol Stream, 1994.