Wednesday, September 09, 2009

BBC Interactive Map of World Religion History

I really like maps, especially ones that document change over time. So, I have spent a lot of time at the BBC Civilizations website, for they have an interactive map where you select the religion and the year, and then it plays a slide show of that religion's growth over time.

Check it out here:

Warning: It can be addictive.


K T Cat said...

Outstanding find!

What's really striking about it to me is how temporary nations are, but how much longer-lasting religions are.

Brad Wright said...

That's a good point... the blotches on the map can stay put for many centuries.

Adrienne said...

I was just depressed from watching Judaism.

bry said...

hey brad,

just dropping a note to say that i've enjoyed browsing through your blog. i'm a Christian who also happens to like sociology alot.

its refreshing to know that there're sociology professors who are not afraid to express their faith publicly.

Brad Wright said...

Adrienne, why did you find it depressing?

Thank you, Bry.

K T Cat said...

Linked in a post scheduled for later today.

Brad Wright said...

Thank you, KT