Encyclopedia of religion, Volume 1

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Macmillan Reference USA, 2005 - Religion - 610 pages
Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.

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Jones (comparative studies, Ohio State Univ.; Hermeneutics of Sacred Architecture ) and her team of 13 associate editors and two dozen consultants have seriously reworked this second edition. Though ... Read full review


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Jones is Associate Professor in the Division of Comparative Studies in the Humanities at Ohio State University.

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