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.