By J. Gordon Melton (editor), Martin Baumann (editor)
Religions of the area, moment variation: A finished Encyclopedia of ideals and Practices is a unprecedented paintings, bringing jointly the scholarship of a few 225 specialists from world wide. The encyclopedia's six volumes supply entries on each nation of the area, with specific emphasis at the better international locations, in addition to Indonesia and the Latin American international locations which are generally given little awareness in English-language reference works. Entries comprise profiles on faith within the world's smallest nations (the Vatican and San Marino), profiles on faith in lately verified or disputed international locations (Kosovo and Nagorno-Karabakh), in addition to profiles on faith in the various world's such a lot distant places (Antarctica and Easter Island).Religions of the area is exclusive in that it's established in faith "on the ground," tracing the improvement of every of the sixteen significant international non secular traditions via its institutional expressions within the sleek global, its significant geographical websites, and its significant celebrations. in contrast to different works, the encyclopedia additionally covers the area of non secular unbelief as expressed in atheism, humanism, and different traditions.
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