Encyclopedia of religion, Volume 14

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Macmillan Reference USA, 2005 - Religion - 13 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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Contents

Section 1
v
Section 2
vii
Section 3
9289
Section 4
9305
Section 5
9307
Section 6
9431
Section 7
9514
Section 8
9649
Section 11
9660
Section 12
9660
Section 13
9660
Section 14
9660
Section 15
9660
Section 16
9853
Section 17
9890
Section 18
9923

Section 9
9660
Section 10
9660
Section 19
9943
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About the author (2005)

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

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