The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions

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9780060616137: The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions

This concise, authoritative compendium of information on the world's living religions brings together the work of 161 scholars from major religious traditions and related fields. Over 1600 cross-referenced beliefs, and current status of the world's living religions: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Shintoism, Sufism, Taoism, and the many other religions of the world. This information-packed, illustrated volume, complete with maps and charts, provides:

  • comprehensive articles on the historical development and status of the worlds living religions;
  • doctrines, sects, movements, significant personalities, sacred writings, religious practices, and holy sites, with key creeds, prayers, and mantras given in full;
  • a detailed examination of religions that have spread to new geographical regions in articles such as Christianity in Africa, while other topics better studied across traditions have separate entries, such as Mysticism and Scarifice;
  • over 150 black-and-white photographs, maps, diagrams, line drawings, and charts.

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Lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and full-color maps, this is a concise, authoritative compendium of information on the world's living religions by 161 scholars from major religious traditions and related fields. (Originally published by Abingdon Press as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions in 1981.)

About the Author:

General editor Keith Crim is a freelance editor and former professor of philosophy and religious studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Larry D. Shinn is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of religion at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Roger A. Bullard is professor of religion and philosophy at Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, North Carolina.

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