eBook Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414498756
  • ISBN-13: 9781414498751
  • DDC: 200.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2808 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2006
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

In 2,800 pages across 4 volumes, Worldmark Encyclopedia Of Religious Practices, 2nd Edition, provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers. Volume 1, Religions and Denominations, contains 24-to-40-page entries on 13 major religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity and Islam, and 8-to-14 page entries on 28 religious denominations/sects, such as Tibetan Buddhism, Roman Catholicism and Shiism. Volumes 2, 3, and 4 focus on the significant religions practiced in 195 countries; entries range from 6-13 pages. Using the standardized rubric format of the Worldmark series, the entries provide easy access to information and encourage comparisons across different religions, religious groups, and countries. Worldmark Encyclopedia Of Religious Practices, 2nd Edition, features more than 725 color photographs and maps; a comparative table showing important facts about the 41 religions profiled; key-fact boxes; religious quotations; a glossary of terms; a chronology of events; a bibliography of general sources; and a comprehensive index.

Features and Benefits

  • Volume 1, Religions and Denominations, contains 24-to-40-page entries on 13 major religions, such as Christianity and Islam, and 8-to-14 page entries on 28 religious subgroups, such as Roman Catholicism and Shiism.
  • Volumes 2, 3, and 4 focus on the significant religions in 195 countries; entries range from 6-13 pages.
  • Using the standardized rubric format of the Worldmark series, the entries provide easy access to information and encourage comparisons across different religions, religious groups, and countries.
  • Standardized rubrics for religion entries are: Founded, Religion as a Percentage of World Population, Overview, History, Central Doctrines, Moral Code of Conduct, Sacred Books, Sacred Symbols, Early and Modern Leaders, Major Theologians and Authors, Organizational Structure, Houses of Worship and Holy Places, What Is Sacred, Holidays and Festivals, Mode of Dress, Dietary Practices, Rituals, Rites of Passage, Membership, Religious Tolerance, Social Justice, Social Life, Controversial Issues, and Cultural Impact.
  • All religion entries conclude with a bibliography.
  • Country entries begin with an introduction and religious tolerance section, then provide the following standardized rubrics for each religion profiled: Date of Origin, Number of Followers, History, Early and Modern Leaders, Major Theologians and Authors, Houses of Worship and Holy Places, What Is Sacred, Holidays and Festivals, Mode of Dress, Dietary Practices, Rituals, Rites of Passage, Membership, Social Justice, Social Life, Political Impact, Controversial Issues, and Cultural Impact.
  • All country entries conclude with an Other Religions section and a bibliography.

What's New

  • The second edition has expanded from 3 to 4 volumes.
  • Now in full color, all text and photos are thoroughly updated throughout.
  • A new entry on South Sudan, which separated from Sudan in 2011, was added; Serbia and Montenegro, which also split, now have separate entries.
  • Most country entries now feature two photos.
  • All country entries now have one sidebar.
  • Individual chronologies were added to each of the 13 main religion entries to trace the founding and growth of each major religion.
  • The controversial issues rubric was expanded to feature more issues, when applicable.
  • For example, more discussion was added regarding attitudes toward same-sex marriage.
  • The religious quotations section was expanded to include two additional topics: "On Spreading Faith" and "On Conflict Resolution".

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414498705 | ISBN-13: 9781414498706

Table of Contents

VOLUME 1: RELIGIOUS AND DENOMINATIONS.
Editor’s Preface.
Introduction.
Advisory Board.
Contributors List.
Chronology.
Holy Days.
Practices and Beliefs.
Quotations on Beliefs.
Populations.
Glossary.
African Indigneous Religions.
Bahá’í Faith.
Buddhism.
Mahayana Buddhism.
Theravada Buddhism.
Tibetan Buddhism.
Christianity.
Anglicanism (Episcopalianism).
Baptist Tradition.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Coptic Christianity.
Eastern Catholicism.
Eastern Orthodoxy.
Evangelicalism.
Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Lutheranism.
Methodism.
Pentecostalism.
Protestantism.
Reformed Christianity.
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers.)
Roman Catholicism.
Seventh-day Adventists.
Unitarian Universalism.
United Church of Christ.
Confucianism.
Hinduism.
Shaivism.
Vaishnavism.
Islam.
Shiism.
Sunnism.
Jainism.
Judaism.
Conservative Judaism.
Orthodox Judaism.
Reform Judaism.
Shinto.
Sikhism.
Taoism.
Zoroastrianism.
VOLUME 2: COUNTRIES, AFGHANISTAN TO GHANA.
Afghanistan.
Albania.
Algeria.
Andorra.
Angola.
Antigua and Barbuda.
Argentina.
Armenia.
Australia.
Austria.
Azerbaijan.
Bahamas.
Bahrain.
Bangladesh.
Barbados.
Belarus.
Belgium.
Belize.
Benin.
Bhutan.
Bolivia.
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Botswana.
Brazil.
Brunei.
Bulgaria.
Burkina Faso.
Burundi.
Cambodia.
Cameroon.
Canada.
Cape Verdi.
Central African Republic.
Chad.
Chile.
China.
Colombia.
Comoros.
Costa Rica.
Cote d’Ivoire.
Croatia.
Cuba.
Cyprus.
Czech Republic.
Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Denmark.
Djibouti.
Dominica.
Dominican Republic.
East Timor.
Ecuador.
Egypt.
El Salvador.
Equatorial Guinea.
Eritrea.
Estonia.
Ethiopia.
Fiji.
Finland.
France.
Gabon.
Gambia.
Georgia.
Germany.
Ghana.
VOLUME 3: COUNTRIES, GREECE TO PHILIPPINES.
Greece.
Grenada.
Guatemala.
Guinea.
Guinea-Bissau.
Guyana.
Haiti.
Honduras.
Hungary.
Iceland.
India.
Indonesia.
Iran.
Iraq.
Ireland.
Israel.
Italy.
Jamaica.
Japan.
Jordan.
Kazakhstan.
Kenya.
Kiribati.
Kuwait.
Kyrgyzstan.
Laos.
Latvia.
Lebanon.
Lesotho.
Liberia.
Libya.
Liechtenstein.
Lithuania.
Luxembourg.
Macedonia.
Madagascar.
Malawi.
Malaysia.
Maldives.
Mali.
Malta.
Marshall Islands.
Mauritania.
Mauritius.
Mexico.
Micronesia.
Moldova.
Monaco.
Mongolia.
Montenegro.
Morocco.
Mozambique.
Myanmar.
Namibia.
Nauru.
Nepal.
Netherlands.
New Zealand.
Nicaragua.
Niger.
Nigeria.
North Korea.
Norway.
Oman.
Pakistan.
Palau.
Panama.
Papua New Guinea.
Paraguay.
Peru.
Philippines.

Volume 4: Countries, Poland to Zimbabwe.
Poland.
Portugal.
Qatar.
Republic of the Congo.
Romania.
Russia.
Rwanda.
Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Saint Lucia.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Samoa.
San Marino.
São Tomé and Príncipe.
Saudi Arabia.
Senegal.
Serbia.
Seychelles.
Sierra Leone.
Singapore.
Slovakia.
Slovenia.
Solomon Islands.
Somalia.
South Africa.
South Korea.
South Sudan.
Spain.
Sri Lanka.
Sudan.
Suriname.
Swaziland.
Sweden.
Switzerland.
Syria.
Taiwan.
Tajikistan.
Tanzania.
Thailand.
Togo.
Tonga.
Trinidad and Tobago.
Tunisia.
Turkey.
Turkmenistan.
Tuvalu.
Uganda.
Ukraine.
United Arab Emirates.
United Kingdom.
United States.
Uruguay.
Uzbekistan.
Vanuatu.
Vatican City.
Venezuela.
Vietnam.
Yemen.
Zambia.
Zimbabwe.
Bibliography.
Index.