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A New Dictionary of Religions

Edited by: JOHN R. HINNELLS
eISBN: 9780631181392
Print publication date: 1995


Subject Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x

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A New Dictionary of Religions

This dictonary is a thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the book published in 1984 as The Penguin Dictionary of Religions. It has undergone substantial change and considerable expansion, drawing on a team of over sixty contributors form al parts of the world, in place of the original twenty-nine.

Substantial new sections have been added on, for example, Afro-Caribbean religious movements, changes in North America, traditional religions in Latin America and new movements in Japan. The dictionary also addresses broad thematic issues: migration and diaspora, gender and sexuality, mysticism and pilgrimage. In the study of eligions, substantial changes have occurred in the last decade, and these are reflected in the book with many new entries on theoretical issues. Extensive revisions or new commissions cover Hinduism, Buddhism, Early and Eastern Christianity, Jains, Gnostics and New Religious Movements in the West.

Established in its previous edition as the standard reference work for students and teacher s of the world's religions, this newly revised and expanded edition is an essential reference source. Its usefulneess is enhanced by a full bibliography, index, and detailed breakdown of contents by subject area.

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HINNELLS, JOHN R. A New Dictionary of Religions. Blackwell Publishing, 1995. Blackwell Reference Online. 23 December 2014 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780631181392_9780631181392>



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