The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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John Bowker
Oxford University Press, 15.01.2017. - 736 страница
This Dictionary is part of the Oxford Reference Collection using sustainable print-on-demand technology to make the acclaimed backlist of the Oxford Reference program perennially available in hardback format.

Abridged from the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of World Religions this is the most comprehensive dictionary of religion available in paperback. Written by an expert team of contributors, the volume contains over 8,200 entries, an extensive topic index, and an original and in-depth introductory essay.

The editor, Professor John Bowker, is an established authority on religious studies and a well-known broadcaster on BBC Radio and the World Service.

Containing entries on religions, movements, sects, and cults, texts, individuals, sacred sites, customs, ethics, and themes, this dictionary is both extensive and accessible. Fully cross-referenced for ease of use, it is suitable for anybody interested in finding out more about the religions of the world.

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Professor John Bowker, Fellow of Gresham College, London, and Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University (formerly Professor of Religion at the University of Lancaster, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania), is a highly-regarded authority on religious studies and a well-known broadcaster on BBC Radio and the World Service. His many books on the subject include Is God a Virus?, Genes,Culture and Religion, Problems of Suffering in Religions of the World, What Muslims Believe, The Meanings of Death (Harper Collins Religious Book Award, 1993), World Religions and The Complete Bible Handbook(Benjamin Franklin Award, 1999).

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