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Encyclopedia of Global Religion

Encyclopedia of Global Religion

Two Volume Set
Edited by:

October 2011 | 1 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The multi-volume Encyclopedia of Global Religion provides a comprehensive overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects. The encyclopedia includes topics related to the diaspora of cultures and dispersions of peoples; the transitional aspects of religious ideas and practices; the cultural diversity of religious traditions; and the responses of religion—both negative and positive—to multicultural society. The volumes include essays on the contemporary religious society of every country in the world.

The contributors to the encyclopedia are leading authorities on these topics from around the world. The editors, Mark Juergensmeyer and Wade Clark Roof., are sociologists of religion at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

"...this set addresses a comprehensive range of topics and issues and will interest those with a desire to further their understanding of global religions and cultures."

Christine Sharbrough
Derry P.L.
Library Journal
Key features
  • Brings together perspectives from the principal social sciences of religion: anthropology, sociology, and psychology
  • Presents a global perspective, drawing on scholarship and religious experience from around the world
  • Articles to be written in a lively fashion with plenty of contemporary examples in order to appeal to a broad audience
  • Will feature an extensive art and photo program


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