Harpercollins Concise Guide To World Religions: The A-to-Z Encyclopedia of All the Major Religious Traditions by Mircea EliadeHarpercollins Concise Guide To World Religions: The A-to-Z Encyclopedia of All the Major Religious Traditions by Mircea Eliade

Harpercollins Concise Guide To World Religions: The A-to-Z Encyclopedia of All the Major Religious…

byMircea Eliade

Paperback | December 8, 1999

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The definitive dictionary of the world's religions, compiled by two of the 20th century's most distinguished religion scholars.

This highly accessible resource distils Mircea Eliade's lifework of detailing and comparing humanity's entire religious heritage, providing fascinating insights into the character and worldview of the 33 principal religions. Including Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Shinto, Shamanism, Taoism, South American religions, Baltic and Slavic religions, Confucianism, and the religions of Africa and Oceania, The HarperCollins Concise Guide to World Religions covers all kinds of religious figures, histories, sacred texts, mythologies, and mystical techniques.

Mircea Eliade founded the modern study of the history of religions and wrote many books, including Essential Sacred Writings from Around the World and The Sacred and the Profane. Ioan P. Couliano was the professional heir to Mircea Eliade and the author of Out of This World and The Tree of Gnosis.
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Title:Harpercollins Concise Guide To World Religions: The A-to-Z Encyclopedia of All the Major Religious…Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.8 inPublished:December 8, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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This A-Z reference on the religions of the world provides insight into the character and perception of 33 principal religions. Mircea Eliade’s life’s work has been detailing and comparing the world’s major religious traditions, and this encyclopedia is the fruit of her labour. The HarperCollins Concise Guide to World Religions covers Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Shinto, Shamanism, Taoism, South American religions, Baltic and Slavic religions, Confucianism, and the religions of Africa and Oceania. It includes information on religious figures, sacred texts, mythologies and mystical practices.

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‘At once a reference work to be returned to repeatedly and a book that can be read from cover to cover.’Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions ()