eBook Encyclopedia of World Religions, 1st Edition

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  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 1200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released August 2012
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Overview

Religion is dominating today's headlines like no other time in modern history. Whether the issue is sectarian violence, stem cell research, or political elections, religion plays a critical role. But what is the story behind the headlines? The Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions gets to the heart of the matter by providing a deeper understanding of the religions that shape our world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advisors and Authors.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Explanatory Notes.
Guide to Pronunciation.
Pronunciation Symbols.
1: Aaron.
2: Aaronic Priesthood.
3: Aaronic Priesthood.
4: Abbess.
5: Abbot.
6: 'Abd al-Ghanī.
7: 'Abd Allāh Ibn Al-'Abbās.
8: 'Abd Al-Qādir Al-Jīlānī.
9: 'Abduh, Muhammad.
10: Abel.
11: Abelard, Peter.
12: Abhidhamma Pṭaka.
13: Abhidhammattha-Saṇgaha.
14: Abhidharmakośa.
15: Abhinavagupta.
16: Ablution.
17: Abraham.
18: Abrahams, Israel.
19: Abraxas.
20: Absalom.
21: Absolution.
22: Ābu, Mount.
23: Abū Ḥanīfa.
24: Abydos.
25: Acestes.
26: Achilles.
27: Acis.
28: Acolyte.
29: Acontius.
30: Acosmism.
31: Acosta, Uriel.
32: Actaeon.
33: Acta Sanctorum.
34: Acts of the Apostles, The.
35: 'Āda.
36: Adab.
37: Adad.
38: Adam and Eve.
39: Adapa.
40: Adhān.
41: Ādi-Buddha.
42: Ādi Granth.
43: Aditi.
44: Admetus.
45: Adonis.
46: Adoptionism.
47: Adret, Solomon Ben Abraham.
48: Advaita.
49: Advent.
50: Adventist.
51: Aeacus.
52: Aedon.
53: Aegis.
54: Aeneas.
55: Aeolus.
56: Aeon.
57: Aesir.
58: Aethra.
59: African Greek Orthodox Church.
60: African Methodist Episcopal Church.
61: African Religions.
62: African Religions, Art of.
63: Āegama.
64: Agamemnon.
65: Agape.
66: Aglauros.
67: Agni.
68: Agnosticism.
69: Agnus Dei.
70: Agrionia.
71: Ahab.
72: Ahaz.
73: Ahiṃsā.
74: Ahīr.
75: Ahithophel.
76: Ah Kin.
77: Ahl Al-Bayt.
78: Ahl Al-Kitāb.
79: Ahl-E Ḥaqq.
80: Aḥmad Bābā.
81: Aḥmadīya.
82: Aḥmad Khan, Sayyid.
83: Aḥmed Yesevī.
84: Ahriman.
85: Aḥsā'ī, Aḥmad Al-.
86: Ahura Mazdā.
87: 'Ā'isha.
88: Ajanta Caves.
89: Ajax the Greater.
90: Ajax the Lesser.
91: Akalaṅka.
92: AkĀlī Dal.
93: Akāl Takhat.
94: Akbar.
95: Akedah.
96: Akh.
97: Akiba Ben Joseph.
98: Akṣobhya.
99: Ālaya-Vijñāna.
100: Albertus Magnus, Saint.
101: Albigenses.
102: Albo, Joseph.
103: Alcinous.
104: Alcithoë.
105: Alcmaeon.
106: 'Alenu.
107: Alexandria, School of.
108: Alexandria, Synod of.
109: Alfasi, Isaac Ben Jacob.
110: Ālhā.
111: 'Alī.
112: 'Alī Al-Riḍā.
113: Alīgarh Muslim University.
114: Alka.
115: Alkalai, Judah Ben Solomon Hai.
116: Allāh.
117: Allegory.
118: All Saints' Day.
119: All Souls' Day.
120: Almohads.
121: Almoravids.
122: Aload.
123: Alpha and Omega.
124: Altar.
125: Altis.
126: Āḻvār.
127: Amalekite.
128: Amalthaea.
129: Amarāvati.
130: Amar Chitra Kathā.
131: Amar Dās.
132: Amaterasu.
133: Amazon.
134: Ambedkar, Bhimrao Ramji.
135: Ambrose, Saint.
136: Amen.
137: American Friends Service Committee.
138: American Hebrew Congregations, Union of.
139: Amesha Spenta.
140: Amidah.
141: Amish.
142: Amitābha.
143: Amitāyurbuddhadhyāna Sūtra.
144: Ammonite.
145: Amoghavajra.
146: Amon.
147: Amora.
148: Amos.
149: Amphictyony.
150: Amphion and Zethus.
151: Amphitrite.
152: Amphitryon.
153: Amritsar.
154: Amulet.
155: Anabaptist.
156: Anāhiti.
157: Anan Ben David.
158: Ānanda.
159: Ānanda.
160: Ananke.
161: Anath.
162: Anāthapiṇḍika.
163: Anathema.
164: Anātman.
165: Anatolian Religions.
166: Ancaeus.
167: Ancestor Worship.
168: Anchises.
169: Andania Mysteries.
170: Andrew, Saint.
171: Androgyny.
172: Andromache.
173: Andromeda.
174: Anekāntavāda.
175: Aṅgad.
176: Angel.
177: Anglican Communion.
178: Anicca.
179: Aniconism.
180: Animals, Master of the.
181: Animal Worship.
182: Animism.
183: Anitya.
184: Anius.
185: Ankh.
186: Annunciation.
187: Ansar.
188: Anselm of Canterbury, Saint.