Religious Holidays and Calendars: An Encyclopedic Handbook / Edition 3

Religious Holidays and Calendars: An Encyclopedic Handbook / Edition 3

by Karen Bellenir
     
 

ISBN-10: 0780806654

ISBN-13: 9780780806658

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated

Arrangement of material in this reference is in three sections: the history of calendars--the basics, the history, and calendar reform; calendars and holidays for religious groups (including info on some 20 major religions); and appendices (resources, chronology, bibliography) and indices (by holiday and calendar, as well as a master index). The new edition (previous:…  See more details below

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Arrangement of material in this reference is in three sections: the history of calendars--the basics, the history, and calendar reform; calendars and holidays for religious groups (including info on some 20 major religions); and appendices (resources, chronology, bibliography) and indices (by holiday and calendar, as well as a master index). The new edition (previous: 1998) incorporates 100 new entries descibing holidays not previously covered, for a total of some 500; some new illustrations (b&w); and expansion of information on Christianity into three chapters on Roman Catholic and Protestant, Orthodox, and non-Trinitarian and non-traditional. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780806658
Publisher:
Omnigraphics, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 11.34(h) x 1.48(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Table of Contents

Pt. 1The history of calendars
Ch. 1Basic questions all calendars must answer3
Ch. 2The history of lunar and lunisolar calendars11
Ch. 3The history of solar calendars27
Ch. 4Calendar reform since the mid-eighteenth century35
Pt. 2Calendars and holidays for religious groups
Ch. 5Judaism41
Ch. 6Zoroastrianism59
Ch. 7Christianity : Roman Catholic and Protestant expressions71
Ch. 8Christianity : orthodox expressions107
Ch. 9Christianity : non-Trinitarian and non-traditional expressions125
Ch. 10Islam135
Ch. 11The Baha'i faith151
Ch. 12Hinduism159
Ch. 13Jainism191
Ch. 14Sikhism197
Ch. 15Buddhism207
Ch. 16Taoism, Confucianism, and Chinese folk religions223
Ch. 17Shinto237
Ch. 18Native American religions245
Ch. 19Paganism261
Ch. 20Western African religions and their new world expressions277
Ch. 21Ancient wisdom, metaphysical, and other faith communities289
Pt. 3Appendices and indexes

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