DescriptionWritten by a team of leading international scholars in a clear and readable style, this New Handbook of Living Religions
Section A: The Religions:.
1. Judaism: Alan Unterman (University of Manchester).
2. Christianity: Andrew Walls (University of Edinburgh).
3. Islam: Alford T. Welch (Michigan State University).
4. Zoroastrianism: Mary Boyce (SOAS, University of London).
5. Hinduism: Simon Weightman (SOAS, University of London).
6. Sikhism: W. Owen Cole (Chichester Institute of Higher Education).
7. Jainism: Kendall W. Folkert revised and expanded by John E. Cort (Denision University, Ohio).
8. Buddhism: L. S. Cousins (formerly University of Manchester).
9. Chinese Religions: Michael Saso (Beijing).
10. The Mystic Tradition in China: Michael Saso (Beijing).
11. Japanese Religions: David Reid (Tokyo University).
12. Religions in Primal Societies.
i. Native North American Religions: Armin W. Geertz (University of Aarhus).
ii. Pacific Religions: B. Colless and P. Donovan (Massey University).
iii. African Religions: Aylward Shorter (Freelance Writer).
iv. New Religious Movements in Primal Societies: Harold W. Turner (formerly Selly Oak College).
13. Modern Alternative Religions in the West: J. Gordon Melton (Institute for the Study of American Religion, Santa Barbara).
14. Baha'ism: Denis MacEoin: (formerly University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne).
Section B: Cross Cultural Issues:.
15. Religion and Gender: Ursula King (University of Bristol).
16. Spirituality: Ursula King (University of Bristol).
17. The Study of Diaspora Religion: John R. Hinnells (SOAS, University of London).
18. African Diaspora Religion: Ossie Stuart (St Anthony's College, Oxford).
19. The Australian South Asian Diaspora: P. Billimoria (Deakin University).
20. The Religions of South Asian Communities in Britain: Kim Knott (University of Leeds).
21. The Religions of the South Asian Diaspora in Canada: Harold Coward (University of Victoria, British Columbia).
22. South Asian Religions in the United States: Raymond Brady Williams (Wabash College).
23. Comparative Reflections on South Asian Religion in International Migration: John R. Hinnells (SOAS, University of London).
* Substantial new section on cross-cultural issues.
* Written by a team of leading international scholars.