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  • Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture

    Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture

    Surveys the major facts, concepts, theories, and speculations that infuse the present understanding of time. Explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and creative artists from ancient times to the present.

  • Heroes and Heroines of Greece and Rome

    Heroes and Heroines of Greece and Rome

    Features well-known heroic figures, as well as the demigods, nymphs, sorceresses, and other creatures that inhabited the mortal world and figured prominently in the myths of the heroes and heroines.

  • Holidays Symbols and Customs, ed. 4

    Holidays Symbols and Customs, ed. 4

    Describes the origins of holidays around the world. Explains where, when, and how each event is celebrated, with detailed information on the symbols and customs associated with the holiday.

  • Gods and Goddesses of Greece and Rome

    Gods and Goddesses of Greece and Rome

    Represents a wide range of deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons, from Zeus and Jupiter to Eos and Quirinus. Includes discussions of the significance of the given deities, the mythology surrounding them, and the forms of worship associated with them.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

    Written for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanza, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. 4 volume set.

  • Meltons Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9

    Meltons Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9

    Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.

  • New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009

    New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009

    A supplement to the New Catholic Encyclopedia that focuses on the theme of science and the church.

  • New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010

    New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010

    This supplement focuses on the Church in Modern History, particularly WWII and after. It also includes about 200 entries on the men and women who have been beatified or canonized since 2003.

  • New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011

    New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011

    This supplement covers the areas of art, music and literature. It includes articles written by specialists and scholars, bios of the beatified and canonized since 2010 as well as entries on other relevant current Catholic issues, events and topics, such as: Internet and the Church, Pope Benedict XVI, popular culture, sex abuse crisis, television and Catholicism, and women artists and Catholic art.

  • New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013: Ethics and Philosophy

    New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013: Ethics and Philosophy

    This supplement covers a wide range of topics including ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, logic, aesthetics, philosophy of literature, art, and music, political philosophy, and philosophy of law. It contains numerous articles of special interest to Catholic thought and culture covering such areas as the philosophical aspects of love, hope, wisdom, marriage, friendship, death, pain and suffering, the human person and the human soul, and the philosophy of God and religion.

  • Religion and Politics in America: An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life

    Religion and Politics in America: An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life

    This encyclopedia provides an overview of the interrelation of religion and politics from colonial days to the present.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

    UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

    Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

  • Witchcraft in America

    Witchcraft in America

    This fascinating and informative source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the colonial period to modern day followers of Wicca.

  • World Religions Reference Library

    World Religions Reference Library

    A thorough, objective resource covering the history, traditions and worldviews of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots.

  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther

    The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther

    The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther is a collaboration of the leading scholars in the field of Reformation research and the thought, life, and legacy of influence – for good and for ill – of Martin Luther. In 2017 the world marks 500 years since the beginning of the public work of Luther, whose protest against corrupt practices and the way theology was taught captured Europe’s attention from 1517 onward. Comprising 125 extensive articles, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther examines: • the contexts that shaped his social and intellectual world, such as previous theological and institutional developments • the genres in which he worked, including some he essentially created • the theological and ethical writings that make up the lion’s share of his massive intellectual output • the complicated and contested history of his reception across the globe and across a span of disciplines This indispensable work seeks both to answer perennial questions as well as to raise new ones. Intentionally forward-looking in approach, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther provides a reliable survey to such issues as, for instance, how did Luther understand God? What did he mean by his notion of “vocation?” How did he make use of, but also transform, medieval thought patterns and traditions? How did Luther and the Reformation re-shape Europe and launch modernity? What were his thoughts about Islam and Judaism, and how did the history of the effects of those writings unfold? Scholars from a variety of disciplines – economic history, systematic theology, gender and cultural studies, philosophy, and many more – propose an agenda for examining future research questions prompted by the harvest of decades of intense historical scrutiny and theological inquiry.

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

    Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

    Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation: A source for information about the religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church policy and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art, and literature.

  • The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

    The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

    With thousands of entries totalling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a single Buddhist language or school, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the major Buddhist traditions to provide encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism. The main entries offer both a brief definition and a substantial short essay on the broader meaning and significance of the term covered. Extensive cross-references allow readers to find related terms and concepts. An appendix of Buddhist lists (for example, the four noble truths and the thirty-two marks of the Buddha), a timeline, six maps, and two diagrams are also included. Written and edited by two of today’s most eminent scholars of Buddhism, and more than a decade in the making, this landmark work is an essential reference for every student, scholar, or practitioner of Buddhism and for anyone else interested in Asian religion, history, or philosophy.