World Religions

Encyclopedia of Buddhism

by Edward A Irons

Publication year: 2019

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

by Robert E Buswell Jr.,, Donald S Lopez Jr.,

Publication year: 2013

“With more than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions:
Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a single Buddhist language or school, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the major Buddhist traditions to provide encyclopedic coverage of the
most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism. The main entries offer both a brief definition and a substantial short essay on the broader meaning and
significance of the term covered. Extensive cross-references allow readers to find related terms and concepts. An appendix of Buddhist lists (for example, the four noble truths and the thirty-two marks of the Buddha), a timeline, six maps, and
two diagrams are also included.”–JSTOR website (viewed May 26, 2017)

Encyclopedia of Hinduism

by Constance A Jones, James D Ryan

Publication year: 2019

The Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Second Edition focuses on the most significant groups within this religion, noteworthy teachers and their contributions, the religions and cultural movements that enriched its history, and the spread of Hindu thought
and practice around the world.

Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend

by Anna L Dallapiccola

Publication year: 2002

The Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend provides a large number of accessible, informative and authoritative entries to answer any major question about Hinduism, its mythology, practices, customs and laws.

Encyclopedia of Islam

by Juan Eduardo Campo

Publication year: 2019

In about 550 A-to-Z entries, Encyclopedia of Islam explores the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, and institutions that helped shape the history of this religion and the way it is practiced today. An informative introduction provides
readers with an overview of Islam, and a chronology, a detailed bibliography complete the work.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

by Richard C Martin

Publication year: 2016

This reference work includes articles on the history, religion, cultural practices, and political economies of Muslims from the seventh-century in West Asia to today’s Muslim societies throughout the continents of Asia, Africa, the Subcontinent, Europe,
and the Americas.

Jainism: An Introduction

by Jeffery D Long

Publication year: 2009

Encyclopedia of Judaism

by Sara E Karesh, Mitchell M Hurvitz

Publication year: 2019

Encyclopedia of Judaism, Second Edition explores a religion with a 2,000-year recorded history that has been a part of the culture of almost every country around the globe. Encapsulating Jewish language, laws, literature, arts, theology, ritual, land,
culture, and personalities, this authoritative volume offers readers access to Judaism from both a historical and contemporary perspective.

The New Encyclopedia of Judaism

by Geoffrey Wigoder, Fred Skolnik, Shmuel Himelstein

Publication year: 2002

A comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia that accessibly presents every aspect of the Jewish religion and represents current thinking among scholars in the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox movements.

Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions

by Raphael Patai, H?ayah Bar-Yitsh?ak?

Publication year: 2013

Provides a multicultural reference work on Jewish folklore, legends, customs, including over 250 A-Z original, signed articles that cover major themes, beliefs, traditions, and folkways of Jewish groups around the world. The diverse range of articles
covers specific artifacts, rituals, ceremonies, biblical figures, and legends-in addition to broad topics such as humor, folk dance, costumes, and folk narratives.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

by Thomas Riggs

Publication year: 2015

This set provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.

Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work

by S Lillian Kremer

Publication year: 2003

“This encyclopedia offers an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the important writers and works that form the literature about the Holocaust and its consequences. The collection is alphabetically arranged and consists of high-quality biocritical
essays on 309 writers who are first-, second-, and third-generation survivors or important thinkers and spokespersons on the Holocaust. An essential literary reference work, this publication is an important addition to the genre and a solid value
for public and academic libraries.”–“The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year,” American Libraries, May 2004.