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Religions of the world : a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practices

Author: J Gordon Melton; Martin Baumann
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2002.
Series: ABC-CLIO E-Books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Entries examine every major belief and significant practice around the world as well as the religious history of each and key religious communities.

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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopedias (form)
Encyclopédie (Descripteur de forme)
Statistiques (Descripteur de forme)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Religions of the world.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Gordon Melton; Martin Baumann
ISBN: 1576072231 9781576072233 1576077616 9781576077610
OCLC Number: 49610953
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of Best Reference Book 2003, Finalist 2003 (United States)
Winner of Editors' Choice 2002 Reference Source 2003 (United States)
Description: 4 volumes (lxxx, 1507) : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: V. 1. A-C --
v. 2. D-J --
v. 3. K-R --
v. 4. S-Z.
Series Title: ABC-CLIO E-Books.
Responsibility: J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann, editors ; David B. Barrett, world religious statistics ; Donald Wiebe, introduction.
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From the Aboriginal Cult of Maria Lionza in Venezuela to Zionist and Apostolic churches in South Africa and Zimbabwe, this title provides a comprehensive, A-Z compilation of the world's presently  Read more...


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