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A New Dictionary of Religions, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-18139-2
800 pages
January 1996, Wiley-Blackwell
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This dictionary is a thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the book published in 1984 as the Penguin Dictionary of Religions. It has undergone substantial change and considerable expansion, doubling the number of contributors from all parts of the world.
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Table of Contents



The Dictionary A-Z.



Synoptic Index.

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Author Information

John R. Hinnells is Professor of Comparative Religion at London University and head of the Department for the Study of Religions at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
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The Wiley Advantage

* Contributions by 60 international experts.
* New sections on Afro-Caribbean, North America, and Japan among others.
* Revisions and expansion of coverage of all major religions.
* Synoptic index of religions and themes.
* Coverage of gender and fundamentalism.
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"This is a major expansion of the Penguin Dictionary of Religions, first published in 1984. Some 1400 articles offer cogent definitions often augmented by clear doctrinal or historical discussions. Two particularly useful features are the many cross references and the excellent bibliography, categorized by subject area, which runs to nearly 100 pages ......Recommended for both public and academic libraries." James F. DeRoche, Library Journal

"The strength of the present work is its citation system, which leads readers to the precise topic they seek, even to page or chapter numbers. Recommended for general readers and for undergraduate and graduate students." Choice

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