J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann's Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of PDF

By J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann

ISBN-10: 159884203X

ISBN-13: 9781598842036

J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann. Religions of the area: A finished Encyclopedia of ideals and Practices. ABC-CLIO, 2010. 3368 Pages

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Publication Date: September 21, 2010 | ISBN-10: 159884203X | ISBN-13: 978-1598842036 | variation: 2
Religions of the realm, moment variation: A entire Encyclopedia of ideals and PracticeS is a unprecedented paintings, bringing jointly the scholarship of a few 225 specialists from worldwide. The encyclopedia's six volumes supply entries on each nation of the realm, with specific emphasis at the better international locations, in addition to Indonesia and the Latin American nations which are normally given little cognizance in English-language reference works. Entries contain profiles on faith within the world's smallest international locations (the Vatican and San Marino), profiles on faith in lately confirmed or disputed international locations (Kosovo and Nagorno-Karabakh), in addition to profiles on faith in many of the world's such a lot overseas (Antarctica and Easter Island).

Religions of the realm is exclusive in that it truly is established in faith "on the ground," tracing the improvement of every of the sixteen significant international spiritual traditions via its institutional expressions within the glossy global, its significant geographical websites, and its significant celebrations. not like different works, the encyclopedia additionally covers the realm of non secular unbelief as expressed in atheism, humanism, and different traditions.

Editorial Reviews
From tuition Library Journal
Grade nine Up-In an strange, artistic, and powerful strategy, this encyclopedia surveys faith through state, in addition to by way of person entries for every sect or religion. The 240 long essays supply a transparent review of spiritual orientation in each one country and are followed through maps and tables (including 50-year projections of numbers of adherents). They by myself are well worth the set's fee. The 5 greatest non secular groups plus Jainism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, and 7 different significant traditions earn large person articles. one other one thousand entries conceal "the most vital spiritual our bodies within the world." evidently, a couple of groups and organisations (e.g., Taize in France) are ignored, however the scope of those volumes is however awesome. The entries on Islam and its Sunni, Shiite, and Wahabi variations are of specific curiosity. Bibliographic citations and mailing addresses finish each one access, and site references abound. "Unbelief" gets a long access, and atheism is individual from "nonreligious" in facts. (Atheism and agnosticism aren't cross-referenced to Unbelief, even supposing the opposite is true.) With any paintings of this dimension, minor error look, yet they're few. Occasional average-quality, black-and-white photos and reproductions illustrate those volumes. This set is meant for stylish users.
Patricia D. Lothrop, St. George's institution, Newport, RI
Copyright 2003 Reed company info, Inc. --This textual content refers back to the Library Binding edition.

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This accomplished, four-volume paintings information the heritage, improvement, association, present prestige, and call details for significant businesses linked to a variety of residing global faiths. Edited with the needful authority via Melton (director, Inst. for the research of yank faith) and Baumann (history of religions, Univ. of Lucerne), this particular encyclopedia isn't concerned about defining and reading the most important international religions yet particularly with providing the constitutive groups, teams, and institutions inside of every one faith. the result's a kind of "encyclopedia of associations" for international religions with excellent statement. The 1200 alphabetically prepared entries were contributed via two hundred foreign students reflecting different study pursuits and non secular affiliations. a few sixteen middle essays give you the framework for the indexed enterprises, protecting the key religions of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, in addition to conventional African religions, Western esoteric traditions, and a common attention of unbelief. within the last entries, readers will come across info at the Circle Sanctuary in Wisconsin, Freemasonry, the Legion of Mary, Santer!a, serpent handlers, the Reformed Church in the USA, and Satanism, to call a couple of. one other significant characteristic is the inclusion of entries for 276 famous countries and territories, assessing the specified function of faith and spiritual perform inside of every one and delivering statistical tables in addition to maps supplied through David. B. Barrett, writer of worldwide Christian Encyclopedia. The ebook is absolutely listed and cross-referenced, and the entire entries are signed and comprise proper addresses, websites, and bibliographies. This amazing paintings is suggested for educational and bigger public libraries, which would additionally reflect on Barrett's paintings as a better half volume.
John-Leonard Berg, Univ. of Wisconsin Lib., Platteville

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Hardcover: 3200 pages (3365 - this pdf)
Publisher: ABC-CLIO; 2 version (September 21, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 159884203X
ISBN-13: 978-1598842036
Printed e-book Dimensions: 9.4 x 9.5 x 11.8 inches

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Johnson About the Statistics Used in this Encyclopedia Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices contains a standardized statistical table, with total of followers (adherents) of the 18 largest religions, for each of the world’s 239 countries, 20 regions, 7 continents, and the entire globe itself. This listing follows the names and definitions as designated by the United Nations (UN) as of 2009. Tables for the world, the continents, and the continental regions immediately follow this introduction.

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