World Religions

These teaching guides unfold the history and beliefs of six world faiths through carefully selected works of art, accompanied by clear and comprehensive text including suggested classroom activities.

Spiritual concepts have always been expressed through painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts.
Comparing the aesthetic style of major religions clarifies the striking differences in their philosophies to life and death.

Religious art clearly identifies a faith’s key features, and can reveal the similarities between traditions — such as the “great flood”, often a feature of creation stories.

Images of sacred buildings, representations of gods, goddesses, saints and artefacts used for worship put religions into a cultural context.

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