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Worldmark encyclopedia of religious practices

Author: Thomas Riggs
Publisher: Detroit : Thomson Gale, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides information on current religious practices around the world, with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers. Volume 1, Religions of the World, contains 20-to-25-page entries on 13 major religions, such as Christianity and Islam, and 3-to-5 page entries on 28 religious subgroups, such as Shi'ites or Baptists. Volumes 2 and 3 focus on the significant religions in 193 countries;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Worldmark encyclopedia of religious practices.
Detroit : Thomson Gale, ©2006
(OCoLC)656458911
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Riggs
ISBN: 0787666114 9780787666118 0787666122 9780787666125 0787666130 9780787666132 0787666149 9780787666149
OCLC Number: 61748247
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. Religions and denominations --
v. 2. Countries A-L --
v. 3. Countries M-Z.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of religious practices
Responsibility: Thomas Riggs, editor in chief.
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Abstract:

Provides information on current religious practices around the world, with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers. Volume 1, Religions of the World, contains 20-to-25-page entries on 13 major religions, such as Christianity and Islam, and 3-to-5 page entries on 28 religious subgroups, such as Shi'ites or Baptists. Volumes 2 and 3 focus on the significant religions in 193 countries; entries range from 3-8 pages. The entries provide for easy access to information and encourage comparisons across different religions, religious groups, and countries. Standardized rubrics for entries include: founder, date of origin, major theologians and authors, history, leaders, number of followers, what is sacred, rituals, rites of passage, festivals and holidays, houses of worship and holy places, dietary practices, modes of dress, social aspects, cultural impact, political impact (in country entries), controversial issues, social justice, and degree of religious tolerance (in country entries).--From publisher description.

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by MrThemshang (WorldCat user on 2008-09-29)

This book gives exhaustive information about the different religious practices around the world. It has three volumes: Vol. 1. Religiona and sects, Vol. 2. Country entries A-L, and Vol. 3. Country entries M-Z. It covers major world religions but emphasizes on Christianity since they have several denominations/groups. It informs the religion origin, followers, history, leaders, theologians, holy places and worships, holidays, festivals, dietary practices, rituals, rites, membership, social aspects, controversial issues, cultural and political impacts. This encyclodedia is the outcome of various scholars contribution. This resource is essential tool for any evangelical, mission minded and burden bearers for the lost. It will help to understand other people worldviews and avoid hurting people due to religious ignorancy. Source. 1. Worldcat.org. 2. SWBTS Library

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