Oxford Dictionary of World Religions
The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions is the most wide-ranging A-Z reference guide to all aspects of the world's religions past and present. Whether the reader seeks quick, accessible answers from the short entries, or more detailed discussion from the...
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The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions is the most wide-ranging A-Z reference guide to all aspects of the world's religions past and present. Whether the reader seeks quick, accessible answers from the short entries, or more detailed discussion from the longer more discursive articles, it offers a wealth of unrivalled and unbiased authoriative detail. With a total of over 8,200 entries, an extensive topical index, and an original in-depth introductory essay, this new dictionary is the definitive compendium of the subject.
Here is the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of religion available in paperback. Written by an expert team of 80 international and multi-faith contributors, the volume contains over 8,200 entries and an original and in-depth introductory essay. ^ Readers will find information on: ^ Religions: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and much more^ Movements, Sects, and Cults: Over 500 entries on everything from Cargo Cults and the New Age movement to Rastafarians and Soka Gakkai^ Sacred Texts: Over 1,000 entries covering the sacred writings of religions worldwide^ Individuals: Including founders, leaders, gurus, philosophers, mystics, and heretics^ Sacred Sites: Cities, buildings, centers of pilgrimage^ Customs: Religious practices, dogmas, beliefs, traditions, festivals and fasts, and artifacts such as altars, rosaries, icons, and torah ornaments^ Ethics: Entries cover world-wide religious teachings on abo
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- Preface, List Of Subject Advisors And Contributors, Note To Readers (including Details About Accents, Beathings, And Spellings), Introductory Essay: Religion, A-z Text, Topic Index, Table Of Chinese Headwords Given In Both Wade-giles And Pin Yin Forms