Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition [6 volumes]: Edition 2

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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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About the author

J. Gordon Melton is director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion, a religious studies research facility based in Santa Barbara, CA.

Martin Baumann is a professor of the history of religions at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland.

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Publisher
ABC-CLIO
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Published on
Sep 21, 2010
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Pages
3200
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ISBN
9781598842043
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Language
English
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Genres
Reference / Encyclopedias
Religion / Comparative Religion
Religion / History
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This content is DRM protected.
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