A guide to the religions of the world and to the concepts, movements, people, and events that have shaped them. It includes features such as: entries on religious movements and concepts, historical and legendary figures, divinities, religious sites and ceremonies; images that show sacred places, vestments, rituals, objects, and texts; and more.
This work is a comprehensive survey of one of the oldest--and hottest--debates in American history: the role of religion in the public discourse. * 250 A-Z entries analyze specific court cases or offer short, topical surveys of specific areas * Bibliographies follow each entry, indicating direction for further investigation * Thematic essays analyze such controversial topics as the establishment clause, the teaching of creationism and evolution, and the refusal of medical care
Indigenous religions are the majority of the world's religions. This Companion shows how much they can contribute to a richer understanding of human identity, action, and relationships.An international team of contributors discuss representative indigenous religions from all continents.