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The 100 Most Influential Religious Leaders of All Time


The influence of the world’s religions has had tremendous historical and cultural repercussions since the dawn of human society. This volume collects dozens of short, well-researched biographies of the faith leaders who have had the greatest impact on their respective followers, nations, regions, and the world at large. Young readers not only learn about notable leaders of the various strands of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, but also read about the contributions of offshoot sects and more obscure religions. Taken together, these collected biographies offer a chronological and big-picture view of how faith has defined humanity for thousands of years.

Series: The Britannica Guide to the World's Most Influential People II

Interest Level: Grades 9-12

Guided Reading Level:  Z

Lexile Level: 1350

ISBN: 9781508100423 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2017

Pages: 372

The title says it all. The writing is objective and covers their lives, beliefs, controversies, reactions from government officials to them, and their effect on those around them at the time. It is an intriguing look at not only people, but also the beginning of religions and ministries which continue to impact people worldwide today. – VOYA

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