Religion is the name given to a relationship with God. Different peoples have different gods and belief systems. In these days of globalization, as the world becomes smaller and people increasingly come in contact with members of other religions, it is important to be informed in order to understand their outlook on life. This book offers insight into the religions of the world, presenting the origins and history, belief systems, and worldviews of the great world religions of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. It also looks at other religions, like Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, and the various Nature Religions. World Religions takes us on a journey to strange worlds and ideas, making us aware of their great variety.