Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices: Countries A-L
Provides information on current religious practices around the world, with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers. Volume 1, Religions of the World, contains 20-to-25-page entries on 13 major religions, such as Christianity and Islam, and 3-to-5 page entries on 28 religious subgroups, such as Shi'ites or Baptists. Volumes 2 and 3 focus on the significant religions in 193 countries; entries range from 3-8 pages. The entries provide for easy access to information and encourage comparisons across different religions, religious groups, and countries. Standardized rubrics for entries include: founder, date of origin, major theologians and authors, history, leaders, number of followers, what is sacred, rituals, rites of passage, festivals and holidays, houses of worship and holy places, dietary practices, modes of dress, social aspects, cultural impact, political impact (in country entries), controversial issues, social justice, and degree of religious tolerance (in country entries).--From publisher description.
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African African Traditional Religions Anglican Arab Baha'i Baptist beliefs bishop Buddhist c.e. NUMBER Catholicism celebrated century C.E. ceremonies colonial Contributor CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES Cote d'lvoire Country Overview INTRODUCTION CULTURAL IMPACT DATE OF ORIGIN DIETARY PRACTICES EARLY AND MODERN Eastern Essay Evangelical faith feast gious Hindu Hinduism HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS HOLY PLACES HOUSES OF WORSHIP important India indigenous Islam Jewish Jews Kiribati Koran Lutheran Major Religion MAJOR THEOLOGIANS marriage MEMBERSHIP million HISTORY missionaries MODE OF DRESS MODERN LEADERS mosques movement Muslim nineteenth century NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS Orthodox Church Pentecostal percent Country Overview POLITICAL IMPACT popular population prayer priests Protestant Protestantism reform RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE Republic RITES OF PASSAGE rituals role Roman Catholic Church sacred Saint schools secular Shiite Shinto shrines SOCIAL ASPECTS SOCIAL JUSTICE society spirits Sunni Sunni Islam Taoism THEOLOGIANS AND AUTHORS theology tion twentieth century Vodou Vodun wear women WORSHIP AND HOLY Zoroastrian