Religious Holidays and Calendars: An Encyclopedic Handbook

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Karen Bellenir
Omnigraphics, 2004 - Reference - 406 pages
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

Chapter
13
Chapter
24
Judaism
41
Zoroastrianism
59
Roman Catholic and Protestant Expressions
71
Orthodox Expressions
107
NonTrinitarian and NonTraditional Expressions
125
Islam
135
The Chinese Lunar Calendar
229
Taoist Confucia
237
Native American Religions
245
Holidays Observed by Indigenous American People
251
Paganism
261
Western African Religions and Their New World Expressions
277
Ancient Wisdom Metaphysical and Other Faith Communities
289
Sources for More Information
301

The Baháí Faith
151
Overview of Hinduism
159
Overview of Jainism
191
Sikhism
197
Sikh Holidays
203
Buddhist Adaptations of Regional Calendars
214
Taoism Confuc
223
Bibliography and Additional Reading
311
FiveYear Chronological List of Holidays
319
Indexes
367
Calendar Index
377
Master Index
383
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