THE many paths and pageants, moods and means through which man comes before divinity have never been presented so sumptuously as in a big new book out this week: The World's Great Religions, by the Editors of LIFE (TIME Inc.-Simon & Schuster; $13.50). Compiled with the aid of ten writers, 82 experts and the full photographic resources of LIFE, this expansion of the magazine's famed Great Religions series of 1955 takes readers on a guided tour of Hinduism, Buddhism. Chinese philosophy. Islam. Judaism and Christianity.

Most spectacular part of the book is a collection of 248 color photographs (see following pages)...

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