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Published in The Professional Geographer 20:2 (March 1968), p. 142. Copyright © 1968 by the Association of American Geographers; published by Wiley-Blackwell. Used by permission.


This is the first book written in English dealing exclusively with the geography of religion. Consequently it contributes to the field of cultural geography by organizing some ideas and scattered publications dealing with the geography of religion into a single text. The major disappointment with this publication is the lack of consideration about several vital geographic questions. It is true that a small survey text cannot cover all aspects of the field, so some topics and previous studies may need to be omitted. Unfortunately the weakness of this book is not its size but its emphasis. Too many pages are devoted to the functional differences between religious systems rather than discussing the spatial manifestations of those systems.

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