Religious Holidays and Calendars: An Encyclopedic Handbook

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Karen Bellenir
Omnigraphics, 2004 - Reference - 406 pages
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Comprehensive source of information about the calendars and holidays of the world's religions. Provides concise information about the beliefs, practices, and history of more than 20 major religions. Additional features include bibliography, calendar index, holiday index, and master index.

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For this third edition of a library staple, Bellenir, editor of several health sourcebooks, considerably updates, expands, and refines the information from the last edition, now seven years old. Some ... Read full review

Contents

Calendars throughout History
3
Chapter
9
Chapter
24
Chapter 4
35
Judaism
41
Zoroastrianism
59
Roman Catholic and Protestant Expressions
71
Orthodox Expressions
107
Chapter 15
207
Chapter 16
223
Chapter 17
237
Chapter 18
245
Chapter 19
261
Western African Religions and Their New World Expressions
277
Ancient Wisdom Metaphysical and Other Faith Communities
289
Sources for More Information
301

NonTrinitarian and NonTraditional Expressions
125
Islam
135
The Baháí Faith
151
Hinduism
159
Hindu Holidays
167
Chapter 13
191
Chapter 14
197
Bibliography and Additional Reading
311
FiveYear Chronological List of Holidays
319
Indexes
367
Calendar Index
377
Master Index
383
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