Feb 10

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices: Thomas Riggs and Co.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

Gale, First Edition, 2005

Developed by Thomas Riggs & Company, Missoula, Montana


Publisher’s Description
“In 1,800 pages across 3 volumes, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices 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 of the World, contains 20-to-25-page entries on 13 major religions, such as Christianity and Islam, and 3-to-5 page entries on 28 religious subgroups, such as Shi’ites or Baptists. Volumes 2 and 3 focus on the significant religions in 193 countries; entries range from 3-8 pages.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices features more than 500 illustrations, including comparative tables, membership maps, drawings, and photographs; key-fact boxes; primary document excerpts and quotations; a glossary of terms; and a comprehensive subject and name index.”

“With editing and writing by an international group of leading scholars in religion, comparative religion, history, anthropology, and other topics, the essays and entries in this three-volume reference are of high quality and are also accessible to the undergraduate student and general reader.

Reference & Research Book News, 2006

“One can learn about the mode of dress or dietary practices of Roman Catholics in Portugal or discover what is considered sacred to someone of the Eastern Orthodox religion. This encyclopedia, which offers over 500 illustrations, will be useful to anyone wanting to learn more about the major religions of the world.”

Choice, 2006

“This ambitious endeavor attempts nothing less than to survey religion in every country in the world, from the large to the small . . . Without a doubt, university libraries should consider adding this to their reference collections, for it would be immensely useful to anyone interested in religion, scholars as well as students.”

ARBA, 2007

From Thomas Riggs & Co. website: www.thomasriggs.net

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