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Overview

Religions of the World, Second Edition: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices is an extraordinary work, bringing together the scholarship of some 225 experts from around the globe. The encyclopedia's six volumes offer entries on every country of the world, with particular emphasis on the larger nations, as well as Indonesia and the Latin American countries that are traditionally given little attention in English-language reference works. Entries include profiles on religion in the world's smallest countries (the Vatican and San Marino), profiles on religion in recently established or disputed countries (Kosovo and Nagorno-Karabakh), as well as profiles on religion in some of the world's most remote places (Antarctica and Easter Island).

Religions of the World is unique in that it is based in religion "on the ground," tracing the development of each of the 16 major world religious traditions through its institutional expressions in the modern world, its major geographical sites, and its major celebrations. Unlike other works, the encyclopedia also covers the world of religious unbelief as expressed in atheism, humanism, and other traditions.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This second edition, like its predecessor, remains highly recommended for academic and large public libraries."

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Library Journal, Starred Review

"This impressive reference set has really grown up since its 'birth,' in 2002. . . . With its currency and particular emphasis, this work warrants the attention of virtually every academic and pubic library."

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Library Journal
This attractive six-volume set is an updated comprehensive survey detailing the development, organization, current status, and pertinent contact information of major organizations associated with various living world faiths. Edited under the unparalleled authority of Melton (director, Inst. for the Study of American Religion) and Baumann (study of religions, Univ. of Lucerne, Switzerland), it eschews a typical historical examination of world religions for a presentation of the constitutive communities, groups, individuals, and associations within each religion. The result is a sort of annotated "encyclopedia of associations" for world religions that does not critique or evaluate but describes each tradition with scholarly neutrality and ecumenical sensitivity. The 200-plus scholarly contributors who have authored specific entries are typically practitioners of the belief or practice, which further avoids any overarching slant or bias. The 1700 alphabetically arranged entries range in length from a few paragraphs to several pages; all are signed and include relevant postal addresses, websites, and updated bibliographies. Some 16 core essays elaborate on the major religions of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, while adherents of ethnoreligions, African traditional religions, and Western esotericism also receive significant consideration. Another major feature is the inclusion of entries for 240 recognized nations and territories, assessing the distinctive role of religion and religious practice within each country and offering statistical tables projecting religious growth and activity to 2050. The remarkable text is also illustrated with many black-and-white photographs and helpful line maps. Specific to this new edition is an expanded focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, and Indonesia. BOTTOM LINE This second edition, like its predecessor, remains highly recommended for academic and large public libraries.—John-Leonard Berg, Univ. of Wisconsin Lib., Platteville
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-In an unusual, creative, and effective approach, this encyclopedia surveys religion by country, as well as by individual entries for each sect or faith. The 240 lengthy essays provide a clear overview of religious orientation in each nation and are accompanied by maps and tables (including 50-year projections of numbers of adherents). They alone are worth the set's cost. The five largest religious communities plus Jainism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, and seven other major traditions earn extensive individual articles. Another 1000 entries cover "the most important religious bodies in the world." Naturally, a few communities and organizations (e.g., Taize in France) are overlooked, but the scope of these volumes is nevertheless impressive. The entries on Islam and its Sunni, Shiite, and Wahabi variants are of particular interest. Bibliographic citations and mailing addresses end each entry, and Web site references abound. "Unbelief" receives a lengthy entry, and atheism is distinguished from "nonreligious" in statistics. (Atheism and agnosticism are not cross-referenced to Unbelief, although the reverse is true.) With any work of this size, minor errors appear, but they are few. Occasional average-quality, black-and-white photographs and reproductions illustrate these volumes. This set is intended for sophisticated users.-Patricia D. Lothrop, St. George's School, Newport, RI Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598842036
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/21/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 7689
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 4.20 (d)

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