Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions
Merriam-Webster, 1999 - Religion - 1181 pages
"A beautifully designed volume that provides in-depth information about religions of the world. Features over 3,500 entries and 32 pages of color art and maps. Developed in cooperation with Encyclopędia Britannica."
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Merriam-Webster's encyclopedia of world religions; Wendy Doniger, consulting editorUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Merriam-Webster has put together a marvelous one-volume, easy-to-lift-with-one-hand, desktop encyclopedia on world religions. As with many Webster's publications (e.g., The Encyclopedia of Literature ... Read full review
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