Encyclopedia of Global Religion

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer,Wade Clark Roof

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761927298

Category: Computers

Page: 1469

View: 8413

Presents entries A to L of a two-volume encyclopedia discussing religion around the globe, including biographies, concepts and theories, places, social issues, movements, texts, and traditions.

The Age of Wars of Religion, 1000-1650

An Encyclopedia of Global Warfare and Civilization

Author: Cathal J. Nolan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313337345

Category: Biography

Page: 1076

View: 6919

Offers a variety of entries on the cultural, military, and political history, as well as geography, biography, and philosophy, of this period. This work also offers detailed information on the major events, places, battles, figures, technologies, and ideas behind six centuries of global conflicts.

Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements

Author: Peter Clarke,Reader in Modern History and Fellow Peter Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134499701

Category: Reference

Page: 720

View: 1863

New Religious Movements (NRMs) can involve vast numbers of followers and in many cases are radically changing the way people understand and practice religion and spirituality. Moreover, many are having a profound impact on the form and content of mainstream religion. The Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements provides uniquely global coverage of the phenomenon, with entries on over three-hundred movement from almost every country in the world. Coverage includes movements that derive from the major religions of the world and to neo-traditional movements, movements often overlooked in the study of NRMs. In addition to the coverage of particular movements there are also entries on topics, themes, key thinkers and key ideas, for example the New Age Movement, Neo-Paganism, New Religion and gender, NRMs and cyberspace, NRMs and the law, the Anti-Cult Movement, Swedenborg, Jung, Teilhard de Chardin, Lovelock, Gurdjieff, al-Banna, Qutb. The marked global approach and comprehensiveness of the encyclopedia enable an appreciation of the innovative energy of NRMs, of their extraordinary diversity, and the often surprising ways in which they can propagate geographically. The most ambitions publication of its sort, the Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements is a major addition to the reference literature for students and researchers of the field in religious studies and the social sciences. Entries are cross-referenced with short bibliographies for further reading. There is a full index.

Encyclopedia of Global Studies

Author: Helmut K. Anheier,Mark Juergensmeyer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412994225

Category: Political Science

Page: 2072

View: 2529

"With all entries followed by cross-references and further reading lists, this current resource is ideal for high school and college students looking for connecting ideas and additional sources on them. The work brings together the many facets of global studies into a solid reference tool and will help those developing and articulating an ideological perspective." — Library Journal The Encyclopedia of Global Studies is the reference work for the emerging field of global studies. It covers both transnational topics and intellectual approaches to the study of global themes, including the globalization of economies and technologies; the diaspora of cultures and dispersion of peoples; the transnational aspects of social and political change; the global impact of environmental, technological, and health changes; and the organizations and issues related to global civil society. Key Themes: • Global civil society • Global communications, transportation, technology • Global conflict and security • Global culture, media • Global demographic change • Global economic issues • Global environmental and energy issues • Global governance and world order • Global health and nutrition • Global historical antecedents • Global justice and legal issues • Global religions, beliefs, ideologies • Global studies • Identities in global society Readership: Students and academics in the fields of politics and international relations, international business, geography and environmental studies, sociology and cultural studies, and health.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

Author: Bron Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441122788

Category: Religion

Page: 992

View: 7765

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, originally published in 2005, is a landmark work in the burgeoning field of religion and nature. It covers a vast and interdisciplinary range of material, from thinkers to religious traditions and beyond, with clarity and style. Widely praised by reviewers and the recipient of two reference work awards since its publication (see www.religionandnature.com/ern), this new, more affordable version is a must-have book for anyone interested in the manifold and fascinating links between religion and nature, in all their many senses.

Encyclopedia of Global Justice

Author: Deen K. Chatterjee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402091605

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1200

View: 414

This two-volume Encyclopedia of Global Justice, published by Springer, along with Springer's book series, Studies in Global Justice, is a major publication venture toward a comprehensive coverage of this timely topic. The Encyclopedia is an international, interdisciplinary, and collaborative project, spanning all the relevant areas of scholarship related to issues of global justice, and edited and advised by leading scholars from around the world. The wide-ranging entries present the latest ideas on this complex subject by authors who are at the cutting edge of inquiry. The Encyclopedia sets the tone and direction of this increasingly important area of scholarship for years to come. The entries number around 500 and consist of essays of 300 to 5000 words. The inclusion and length of entries are based on their significance to the topic of global justice, regardless of their importance in other areas.

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States

Author: George Thomas Kurian,Mark A. Lamport

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442244321

Category: Religion

Page: 2864

View: 4231

From the Founding Fathers through the present, Christianity has exercised powerful influence in America—from its role in shaping politics and social institutions to its hand in art and culture. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States outlines the myriad roles Christianity has played and continues to play. This masterful multi-volume reference includes biographies of major figures in the Christian church in the United States, documents and Supreme Court decisions, and information on theology and theologians, denominations, faith-based organizations, immigration, art—from decorative arts and film to music and literature—evangelism and crusades, women’s issues, racial issues, civil religion, and more.

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South

Author: Mark A. Lamport

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442271574

Category: Religion

Page: 1122

View: 1100

The rapid growth of Christianity in the global south is not just a demographic shift—it is transforming the faith itself. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South traces both the history and the contemporary themes of Christianity in more than 150 countries and regions. It includes maps, images, and a detailed timeline of key events.

Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development

Author: Elizabeth M. Dowling,W. George Scarlett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761928839

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

View: 3304

The Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development is the first reference work to focus on the developmental process of religion and spirituality across the human life span. Spiritual development is an important part of human development that has links to identity development, moral development, and civic engagement. This innovative Encyclopedia offers insight into the characteristics of people and their contexts that interact to influence religious and spiritual development over time. Editors Elizabeth M. Dowling and W. George Scarlett provide readers with glimpses into the religious and spiritual developmental trajectories of people from all over the world, from many different religious and spiritual backgrounds.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Society

Author: William H. Swatos,Peter Kivisto

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780761989561

Category: Religion

Page: 590

View: 5071

As the new millennium approaches, the sacred and profane interface, conflict, and intermingle in novel ways. The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society provides a guide map for these developments. From succinct, brief notes to essay-length entries, it covers world religions, religious perspectives on political and social issues, and religious leaders and scholars -- present and past -- in the United States and the world. This comprehensive volume is an essential reference for studies in the anthropology, psychology, politics, and sociology of religion. Topics include: abortion, adolescence, African-American religious experience, anthropology of religion, Buddhism, commitment, conversion, definition of religion, ecology movement, Emile Durkheim, ethnicity, fundamentalism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, new religious movements, organization, parish, Talcott Parsons, racism, research methods, Roman Catholicism, sexism, Unification Church, Max Weber, and many others.

Religion in Southeast Asia: An Encyclopedia of Faiths and Cultures

An Encyclopedia of Faiths and Cultures

Author: Jesudas M. Athyal

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692500

Category: Religion

Page: 396

View: 8176

This engaging encyclopedia covers the religions and religious traditions of various Southeast Asian countries, including Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. • Promotes respect for cultural diversity by helping students learn about the religious traditions important to many Asian Americans • Highlights important information about countries, cultures, religious practices, and key figures in 50 sidebars • Examines a variety of religions in Southeast Asia • Includes contributions from American, European, and Asian scholars

Encyclopedia of Religion and War

Author: Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415942461

Category: Religion

Page: 530

View: 2969

This latest volume in the highly praised Religion and Society series examiines and analyzes the role of religion in major wars, as well as the role of war in the development and spread of major religions. Entries cover historical as well as modern religious-based conflicts, such as modern Ireland and Chechnya.

Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion: A-K

Author: Serinity Young

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 9780028648590

Category: Religion

Page: 1152

View: 6040

In spite of the sexism that has denied women full active status in their religions, the editor calls this title a "celebration" of the scholarship of recent years. In order to offer a global perspective, contributions were sought from non-Western as well as Western scholars for the 600 signed articles. Entries encompass individual religions and their variations, biographies, movements, issues, and the relationship of religion to the study of art, literature, and science. While broadest coverage is given to the major religions of the world, information is also provided on Sikhism, African religions, Santeria, and Native American religions and many others. An added feature is the synoptic outline, which provides conceptual themes to the reader. This valuable resource is accessible to the high school and college student, to the researcher and the general reader. --Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles, American Libraries, Ma y 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics

Author: Roy P. Domenico,Mark Y. Hanley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323621

Category:

Page: 712

View: 6109

Does religion have a place in politics? Anyone following current events knows that there exists a tremendous debate on the influence of religion, especially the Christian religion, on elections, the creation of laws, and the interpretation of these laws by judges. But these debates often focus on a few narrowly defined topics, rarely acknowledging the history, breadth, and diversity of Christian activism in modern political culture across the globe. The Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics reveals the global reach and relevance of Christian political activities, examining how individuals, reform groups, and political organizations have employed Christian principles in participating in politcs at a local, national, and global scale. The Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics examines Christian political involvement from the American and French Revolutions to the present day. It focuses on those prominent people, organizations, and reform groups - Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox -- that have had a significant impact on politics. Entries include: BL Individuals - BL Political Parties - BL Organizations -- With an overview essay and a general bibliography of works suitable for further research, this encyclopedia provides an excellent starting point for understanding the profound influence of Christianity in world today.

The Encyclopedia of Christianity

Author: Erwin Fahlbusch

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802824165

Category: Religion

Page: 952

View: 5326

Containing more than 300 articles, covering the alphabetical entries P-Sh, this book also includes articles on significant topics ranging from Paul, political theology and the Qur'an, to religious liberty, salvation history and scholasticism.

Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism: Society, religious specialists, religious traditions, philosophy

Author: Knut A. Jacobsen,Helene Basu,Angelika Malinar,Vasudha Narayanan

Publisher: Handbook of Oriental Studies.

ISBN: 9789004178946

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 9086

Society, Religious Specialists, Religious Traditions, Philosophy covers social structures and organizations as well as professions. Major religious communities and theological subtraditions will be presented, as well as biographies of a number of saints, gurus and yogis.

Encyclopedia of Christianity

Author: John Stephen Bowden

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195223934

Category: Religion

Page: 1364

View: 5164

Presents a collection of alphabetically arranged articles related to Christianity, covering its history, events, and important figures and individuals. Includes maps, charts, and illustrations.

Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education

Author: James A. Banks

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412981522

Category: Education

Page: 2476

View: 1065

With 695 signed entries with cross-references and recommended readings, the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, Four-Volume Set, in both print and electronic formats, presents research and statistics, case studies and best practices, policies and programs at pre- and post-secondary levels.