The Brill Dictionary of Religion, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Kocku von Stuckrad
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  • ISBN-10: 9047403452
  • ISBN-13: 9789047403456
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2100 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released June 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Overview

The Brill Dictionary of Religion addresses religion as an element of daily life and public discourse. Richly illustrated and with more than 500 entries, the dictionary is a multi-media reference source on the many and various forms of religious commitment. It is unusual in that it not only addresses the different theologies and doctrinal declarations of the official institutionalized religions but it also gives equal weight and consideration to a multiplicity of other religious phenomena.

People perceive and express religious experiences in many different ways: through dance, sensuality, in relations between sexes and in compassion at death. Religions help determine how people form and perceive their identity as part of a social group. The diverse effects of religions can also be perceived in the environment, society and the public sphere. The Brill Dictionary of Religion helps map out and define the networks and connections created by various religions in contemporary societies, and provides models for understanding these complex phenomena. Published in print format in 2005 in 4 volumes.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Kocku von Stuckrad

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface: The Conceptual Framework of the Brill Dictionary of Religion.
Introduction: The Academic Study of Religion—Historical and Contemporary Issues.
1: Aborigines.
2: Abortion / Contraception.
3: Academic Study of Religion.
4: Advertising.
5: Africa I: Northern Africa Including the Sahel.
6: Africa II: Central and Southern Africa.
Africa: Time Chart.
7: Afro-American Religions.
8: Afro-Caribbean Religions.
9: Age.
10: Agrarian Religion / Agrarian Magic.
11: Altar.
12: Amazons.
13: Amulet.
14: Anarchism.
15: Ancestors.
16: Ancient East.
17: Angel.
18: Animal I: Hunting Societies.
19: Animal II: World Religions.
20: Animism.
21: Antichrist.
22: Anti-Cult Movements.
23: Antiquity.
Antiquity (Graeco-Roman Ancient World, Ancient East, Late Antiquity): Time Chart.
Antiquity: Festival Cycles.
24: Anti-Semitism.
25: Apartheid.
26: Apocalypse.
27: Apologetics.
28: Apostasy.
29: Apostle.
30: Archaism.
31: Architecture, Sacred.
32: Aristotelianism.
33: Ars Moriendi.
34: Art / Aesthetics.
35: Art Religion.
36: Asceticism.
37: Ascona / Monte Verità.
38: Ashram.
39: Astrology (Western).
40: Asylum.
41: Atheism.
42: Atlantis.
43: Augustine.
44: Authority.
45: Baha’i.
46: Baptism.
47: Baptists.
48: Benares (Banāras, Vārāṇasī).
49: Bible.
50: Bioethics.
51: Biography / Autobiography.
52: Birth.
53: Blasphemy.
54: Blessing.
55: Blood.
56: Body.
57: Book.
58: Bosnia-Herzegovina.
59: Boundary.
60: Breathing.
61: Buddha.
62: Buddhism.
Buddhism: Time Chart.
Festivals of Theravada Buddhism.
63: Calendar.
64: California.
65: Cannibalism.
66: Canon / Canonization.
67: Capitalism.
68: Capital Punishment / Execution.
69: Carnival.
70: Caste.
71: Catharsis.
72: Catholicism.
73: Catholicism: Tables.
74: Cave.
75: Celibacy.
76: Celts.
Celts and Teutons: Time Chart.
77: Cemetery.
78: Central America.
Central and South America: Time Chart.
79: Channeling.
80: Chaos.
81: Charisma.
82: Charismatic Movement.
83: Charitable Organizations.
84: Child / Childhood I: Stage of Life.
85: Child / Childhood II: Ritual.
86: China / Japan / Korea.
China / Japan / Korea: Time Charts.
87: Christianity.
88: Christianity: Festal Circle.
Christianity: Time Chart.
89: Christmas.
90: Church.
91: Circumcision.
92: Civil Religion.
93: Clothing.
94: Collective Representations.
95: Colonialism I: Economic and Political.
96: Colonialism II: Anthropological.
97: Commune.
98: Communication.
99: Composite Beings.
100: Confession (Sacramental Act).
101: Conflict / Violence.
102: Confucianism.
103: Conscience.
104: Constitution.
105: Conversion.
106: Cosmology / Cosmogony.
107: Creation.
108: Crisis.
109: Criticism of Religion.
110: Cross / Crucifixion.
111: Cult.
112: Dalai Lama.
113: Dance.
Daoism.
114: Death and Dying.
115: Death (Personification of).
116: Demise of a Religion.
117: Democracy.
118: Demon / Demonology.
119: Denomination.
120: Destiny / Fate.
121: Determinism.
122: Devil.
123: Diaspora.
124: Disciple.
125: Discourse.
126: Disenchantment / Re-Enchantment of the World.
127: Drama, Sacred.
128: Dream.
129: Drinking / Drink.
130: Druids.
131: Dualism.
Plates: colour section.