Encyclopedia of Global Religion
Mark Juergensmeyer, Wade Clark Roof
SAGE Publications, Oct 18, 2011 - Computers - 1528 pages
The multi-volume Encyclopedia of Global Religion provides a comprehensive overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects. The encyclopedia includes topics related to the diaspora of cultures and dispersions of peoples; the transitional aspects of religious ideas and practices; the cultural diversity of religious traditions; and the responses of religion—both negative and positive—to multicultural society. The volumes include essays on the contemporary religious society of every country in the world.
The contributors to the encyclopedia are leading authorities on these topics from around the world. The editors, Mark Juergensmeyer and Wade Clark Roof., are sociologists of religion at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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A global religion has to be necessarily universally acceptable. The acceptability will come forth if a common concept of God is presented. A concept of God based on quality ,rather than quantifying God or denying of quantification. Coming to Qualities, the highest and the loftiest quality one can think of is Independence, based on the Commonsense experience , " Whatever we cannot be, that is God ". Independence is God. A good starting point for a Global Religion.