Archaeologists have found the religious impulse to be a primary feature of almost every civilization in history. Religions and Religious Movements explores how this impulse has played out throughout the world. Each volume in this new series uniquely focuses on one religion, examining its development through primary and secondary sources. An in-depth introduction is followed by an exploration of the origins of the religion -- including profiles of its most notable leaders and definitions of it foundational beliefs. Each volume then traces the religion's evolution throughout history, illustrating how it has been practiced and spread through the world. After highlighting how it has changed across time, final chapters discuss controversies and challenges presently facing the religion, as well as issues expected to arise in the future.Hay, Jeff is the author of 'Shinto', published 2006 under ISBN 9780737725759 and ISBN 0737725753.