Encyclopedia of Global Religion, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412997895
  • ISBN-13: 9781412997898
  • DDC: 200.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1469 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released November 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Overview

The multivolume 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Dedication.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editors.
Contributors.
Introduction.
1: Abakuá Secret Society.
2: ‘AbbĀsid Caliphate.
3: Abduh, Muhammad (1849–1905).
4: Abortion.
5: Adams, James Luther (1901–1994).
6: Afghanistan.
7: Africa.
8: Aging.
9: Ahmaddiya.
10: Akbar (1556–1605).
11: Al Qaeda.
12: Al-Azhar.
13: Albania.
14: Al-Banna, Hasan (1906–1949).
15: Alexander the Great (356–323 BCE).
16: Algeria.
17: Amsterdam.
18: Ancestors.
19: Ancient Near Eastern Religions.
20: Andorra.
21: Anglicans.
22: Angola.
23: Anguilla.
24: Animals.
25: Anti-Americanism.
26: Antigua and Barbuda.
27: Anti-Semitism.
28: Apocalypticism.
29: Apostle Paul (ca. 2–67 CE).
30: Arabic.
31: Argentina.
32: Armenia.
33: Art.
34: Aruba.
35: Aryans.
36: Asahara, Shôkô (b. 1955).
37: Asceticism.
38: Ashkanaz.
39: Asoka (r. 273–226 BCE).
40: Assimilation.
41: Assyrian Church of the East.
42: Astronomy.
43: Atheism.
44: Atta, Mohammad (1968–2001).
45: Augustine (354–430).
46: Aum Shinrikyô.
47: Auroville.
48: Australia.
49: Austria.
50: Authority.
51: Autochthonous Christians in Latin America.
52: Axial Age.
53: Ayahuasca Religious Movements.
54: Ayodhya Mosque Attack.
55: Azerbaijan.
56: Aztecs.
57: Bab, Sayyid ‘Ali Muhammad (1819–1850).
58: Babi.
59: Baha'i.
60: Bahamas.
61: Baha'u'llah (1817–1892).
62: Bahrain.
63: Baltic Countries.
64: Banaras.
65: Bangladesh.
66: Barbados.
67: Barker, Eileen (b. 1938).
68: Base Communities in Latin America.
69: Bataille, Georges (1897–1962).
70: Battle of Badr.
71: Batuque de Porto Alegre.
72: Beijing.
73: Belarus.
74: Belgium.
75: Belgrade.
76: Belize.
77: Bellah, Robert (b. 1927).
78: Benedict XVI (b. 1927).
79: Benin.
80: Berger, Peter (b. 1929).
81: Bermuda.
82: Bhakti.
83: Bharata Natyam.
84: Bharatiya Janata Party.
85: Bhutan.
86: Bible.
87: Black Muslims.
88: Blavatsky, Helena P. (1831–1891).
89: Bodh Gaya.
90: Bolivia.
91: Borderlands.
92: Bosnia and Herzegovina.
93: Botswana.
94: Brahmanical Hinduism.
95: Branch Davidians.
96: Brazil.
97: Bricolage.
98: Brunei Darussalam.
99: Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation.
100: Buddhist Law.
101: Bulgaria.
102: Burka.
103: Burkina Faso.
104: Burundi.
105: Cambodia.
106: Cameroon.
107: Campbell, Joseph (1904–1987).
108: Canada.
109: Candomblé.
110: Canterbury.
111: Cao Dai.
112: Cape Verde.
113: Cargo Cults.
114: Caribbean.
115: Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
116: Catholic Charities.
117: Central African Republic.
118: Chad.
119: Charisma.
120: Chechnya.
121: Chile.
122: China.
123: Chinese Popular Religion.
124: Christian Democratic Parties.
125: Christian Identity.
126: Christian Militia.
127: Christian Reconstructionism.
128: Christianity.
129: Christmas.
130: Church World Service.
131: Churches.
132: Cinema.
133: Civil Religion.
134: Civil Society.
135: Clash of Civilizations Thesis.
136: Clothing.
137: Colombia.
138: Communione e Liberazione.
139: Communism.
140: Comoros.
141: Compostela.
142: Confucianism.
143: Conspiracy Theories.
144: Constantine (ca. 272–337 ce).
145: Constantinople.
146: Consumer Culture.
147: Conversion.
148: Cook Islands.
149: Coptic Christianity.
150: Cosmic War and Cosmic Conflict.
151: Costa Rica.
152: Council of Nicea.
153: Creationism.
154: Croatia.
155: Crusades.
156: Cuba.
157: Cultural Revolution (China).
158: Curaçao.
159: Cycle of Rebirth.
160: Cyprus.
161: Czech Republic.
162: Da Vinci Code, The.
163: Dalai Lama.
164: Dan Fodio, Osman (1754–1817).
165: Daoism.
166: Death Ritual.
167: Democratic Republic of the Congo.
168: Deng Xiaoping (1904–1997).
169: Denmark.
170: Desecularization.
171: Detainees.
172: Detraditionalization and Retraditionalization.
173: Dharma, Karma, and Samsara.
174: Diaspora.
175: Divination.
176: Divine Law.
177: Divine Light Mission.
178: Djibouti.
179: Dōgen (1200–1253).
180: Dominican Republic.
181: Douglas, Mary (1921–2007).
182: Dumont, Louis (1911–1998).
183: Durkheim, Émile (1854–1917).
184: East Timor.
185: Easter.
186: Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
187: Ebenezer Baptist Church.
188: Eckankar.