The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions

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Penguin UK, Mar 25, 2010 - Religion - 1008 pages
Comprehensive, informative and authoritative, The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions is compiled by a team of leading international scholars, and is the definitive guide to the religious belief systems and practices of the world today. This in-depth survey of active religions has now been fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship. It explains the sources and history of the world's religions, includes material on the phenomenon of Black African and Asian diaspora religions around the world and explores the role of gender in modern religion.

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The Contributors
Introduction to the First Edition
The Religions
Chinese Religions
Japanese Religions
Native North American Religions
Religions of the Pacific
The Study of Diaspora Religion
Afirican Diaspora Religion
The Australian South Asian
The Religions of South Asian
The Religions of the South Asian
South Asian Religions in
Comparative Reflections on South
Religions in Australia Canada

African Religions
New Religious Movements in Primal Societies
Modern Alternative Religions in the West
CrossCultural Issues
Religions in Canada in the TwentyFirst Century
Religions in the UK in the TwentyFirst Century
Religions in the US in the TwentyFirst Century
General Bibliography

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About the author (2010)

John R Hinnells is Visiting Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Derby. He has edited Who's Who of Religions and The Penguin Dictionary of Religions for Penguin. He lives in Derby.

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