HarperCollins Concise Guide to World Religions: The A-to-Z Encyclopedia of All the Major Religious Traditions

HarperCollins Concise Guide to World Religions: The A-to-Z Encyclopedia of All the Major Religious Traditions

by Mircea Eliade, Ioan P. Couliano

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Overview

The definitive dictionary of the world's religions, compiled by two of the 20th century's most distinguished religion scholars.

This highly accessible resource distils Mircea Eliade's lifework of detailing and comparing humanity's entire religious heritage, providing fascinating insights into the character and worldview of the 33 principal religions. Including Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Shinto, Shamanism, Taoism, South American religions, Baltic and Slavic religions, Confucianism, and the religions of Africa and Oceania, The HarperCollins Concise Guide to World Religions covers all kinds of religious figures, histories, sacred texts, mythologies, and mystical techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060621513
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/08/1999
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Note to Readers ix
Preface to the World English Edition xi
Introduction: Religion as System 1(8)
PART I: THE RELIGIONS 9(248)
African Religions
11(12)
Australian Religions
23(2)
Buddhism
25(19)
Canaanite Religion
44(4)
Celtic Religion
48(4)
Central American Religions
52(6)
Christian Religion
58(32)
Confucianism
90(5)
Dualistic Religions
95(7)
Egyptian Religion
102(6)
Germanic Religion
108(5)
Greek Religion
113(11)
Hellenistic Religions
124(4)
Hinduism
128(12)
Hittite Religion
140(3)
Indo-European Religion
143(2)
Islam
145(18)
Jainism
163(4)
Judaism
167(17)
Mesopotamian Religion
184(5)
Mystery Religions
189(5)
North American Religions
194(8)
Oceanic Religions
202(3)
Prehistoric Religions
205(4)
Roman Religion
209(5)
Shamanism
214(4)
Shinto
218(6)
Slavic and Baltic Religions
224(2)
South American Religions
226(9)
Taoism
235(6)
Thracian Religion
241(4)
Tibetan Religion
245(2)
Zoroastrianism
247(10)
PART II: ANNOTATED INDEX 257

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