The Encyclopedia of World Religions

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Facts on File, 1998 - 390 páginas
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This impressive volume on the world's religions attempts to be simple, interesting, and `not partial to the point of view of one religious tradition or another.'' Beginning with the entry Aaron, the brother of Moses, and ending with Zoroastrianism, a religion begun in Iran by the prophet Zarathustra, this encyclopedia aptly presents religions in two ways: from the òutside'' (history, teachings, practices, and organization) and ìnside'' (the feelings of the believers, the way they look at the world, and `the things that are actually important in their religious lives''). Ellwood and Alles's thorough approach to their vast subject answers the questions that teenagers have about religion. A helpful topical outline follows; it groups the entries according to main headings: `Buddhism, '' `Christianity, '' `Confucianism, '' `Hinduism, '' `Judaism, '' etc., making even more accessible this informative and comprehensive reference work. (b & w charts, maps, photographs, index, not seen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 13- 15) -- Copyright 1̇998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD RELIGIONS: Definitions of Faith

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Robert S. Ellwood is Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He is the author of more than a dozen books on comparative religion, including "Introducing Religion: From Inside and Outside"; Many Peoples, Many Faiths: An Introduction to the Religious Life of Humankind"; and "The History and Future of Faith: Religion Past, Present, and to Come".

Gregory D. Alles is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Coordinator of Cross-Cultural Studies at Western Maryland College.

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