A New Dictionary of Religions / Edition 2

A New Dictionary of Religions / Edition 2

by John R. Hinnells
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631181393

ISBN-13: 9780631181392

Pub. Date: 01/16/1996

Publisher: Wiley

This dictionary is a thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the book published in 1984 as the Penguin Dictionary of Religions. It has undergone substantial change and considerable expansion, doubling the number of contributors from all parts of the world.

In the study of religions, substantial changes have occurred in the last decade, and these are

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This dictionary is a thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the book published in 1984 as the Penguin Dictionary of Religions. It has undergone substantial change and considerable expansion, doubling the number of contributors from all parts of the world.

In the study of religions, substantial changes have occurred in the last decade, and these are reflected in the book, with new sections on Afro-Caribbean religious movements, changes in North America, traditional religions in Latin America and new movements in Japan. The dictionary also addresses broad thematic issues: migration and diaspora, gender and sexuality, mysticism and pilgrimage. Recent advances in scholarship are included, and notable revisions or new commissions cover Hindus, Buddhism, Early Christianity, Jains, Gnostics and New Religious movements in the West.

Established in its previous edition as the standard reference work for students and teachers of the world's religions, this newly revised and expanded edition is an essential reference source. It has a full bibliography, index and synoptic index, as well as numerous maps and diagrams.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631181392
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/16/1996
Edition description:
Rev
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Acknowledgements.

The Dictionary A-Z.

Maps.

Bibliography.

Synoptic Index.

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