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Holy People of the World [3 volumes]: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia

Holy People of the World [3 volumes]: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia

by Phyllis G. Jestice


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A cross-cultural encyclopedia of the most significant holy people in history, examining why people in a wide range of religious traditions throughout the world have been regarded as divinely inspired.

• Approximately 1,200 entries including biographical sketches of holy men and women, plus 20 overview articles and 64 comparative essays

• 270 contributors include scholars from 20 countries—all leading authorities on the individuals and religions they write about

• Hundreds of historical photographs, illustrations, and paintings depicting holy men and women

• End-of entry bibliographic citations to guide readers to further sources on each topic

• Exhaustive subject index

• Rich cross-referencing structure that aids navigation among related entries

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576073551
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2004
Pages: 999
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.50(h) x 2.87(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Phyllis G. Jestice, PhD, is associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Her published works include ABC-CLIO's Encyclopedia of Irish Spirituality.

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