This encyclopedia covers the history, traditions and world views of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots, including Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism. Less traditional and practiced religions are also included such as Shinto and Daoism.
This introductory textbook explores the central practices and beliefs of Hinduism through contemporary, everyday practice. Introduces and contextualizes the rituals, festivals and everyday lived experiences of Hinduism in text and images
Indigenous religions are the majority of the world's religions. This Companion shows how much they can contribute to a richer understanding of human identity, action, and relationships. An international team of contributors discuss representative indigenous religions from all continents.
Providing a comprehensive overview of one of Asia's most important religious and social forces, the "Encyclopedia of Buddhism describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects.
The Qur'an is the source of inspiration for one of the world's major religions, followed today by over a billion people. Authored by international experts, the objective of The Qur'an: An Encyclopedia is to present this diversity of thought, approach and school without priority, in order to give a strong appreciation of the range of response that the text has provoked throughout its history and providing students and researchers with a powerful one-volume resource covering all aspects of the text and its reception.
A collection of essays that explore a range of topics relating to the rise, spread, and influence of Christianity throughout the world. Covers a wide range of themes, including women, worship, sacraments, music, visual arts, architecture, and many more.