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Led by general editor Jonathan Z. Smith, a team drawn from the American Academy of Religion has collected more than 3,200 entries written by 327 leading experts from around the world and across the theological and religious spectrum. The exceptional editorial team includes associate editor William Scott Green and area editors Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley, Lawrence S. Cunningham, Gary L. Ebersole, Malcom David Eckel, Sam D. Gill, Alfred Hiltebeitel, Richard C. Martin, Carole A. Myscofski, Jacob Neusner, and Hans H. Penner.

Designed for the general reader, this highly accessible resource addresses everything from the great living traditions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism to the very latest new religions. Diverse topics — from the experience of women in Islam to the troublesome realities of religion and violence — are covered with compelling facts and figures, eloquent prose, and riveting accuracy.

Have You Ever Wondered

  • What draws a person to alternative religious traditions? And what exactly is a "cult"?
  • What are the branches on the Jewish Chanukah menorah symbolize? And why bitter herbs are eaten at Passover?
  • Why children color eggs at Easter time? What a tree has to do with Christmas?
  • Why is there such a debate over the ordination of women in the Catholic Church?
  • If organized religion is necessary for a fulfilled humankind? How it all began, anyway?

All these questions and much, much more are answered in this essential and powerful new tool: The HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion — the definitive guide to understanding religion today.

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"This one goes right on my desk of working references I use everyday. In a world exploding with religious news, it's manna for journalists!" Bill Moyers

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Designed for the general reader, this highly accessible resource addresses everything from the major traditions to the arcane and such diverse topics as the experience of women in Islam to religion and violence. Reflecting the best of the latest research, the exceptional entries are written by 250 leading authorities from the American Academy of Religion.

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Growing up in church, and Baptist by faith, and so many souls in desperate need of The Truth. I find it compelling to read of and learn about other beliefs of what God, or Gods others worship and why. There are so many misconceptions about The Second Coming of The One True Christ. A must have for anyone in religous readings and teachings.
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Growing up in church, and Baptist by faith, and so many souls in desperate need of The Truth. I find it compelling to read of and learn about other beliefs of what God, or Gods others worship and why. There are so many misconceptions about The Second Coming of The One True Christ.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060675158
Editor:
Smith, Jonathan
Editor:
Green, William Scott
Editor:
Smith, Jonathan
Editor:
Green, William Scott
Author:
American Academy of Religion
Author:
American, Academy Of Reli
Author:
Smith, Jonathan
Other:
Green, William Scott
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Religions
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Religions -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Religiones
Subject:
General Study Aids
Subject:
Religion -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Religion Comparative-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
79
Publication Date:
19951027
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1200
Dimensions:
9.48x6.54x2.32 in. 3.23 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Designed for the general reader, this highly accessible resource addresses everything from the major traditions to the arcane and such diverse topics as the experience of women in Islam to religion and violence. Reflecting the best of the latest research, the exceptional entries are written by 250 leading authorities from the American Academy of Religion.
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