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The HarperCollins Dictionary of Religionby Jonathan Z Smith
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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.
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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.
"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
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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