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The new Penguin handbook of living religions
Hinnells, John R.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
London : Penguin Books, 1998.

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viii, 902 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
General Note:
Previous ed.: published as A new handbook of living religions. London : Penguin, 1997 Harmondsworth : Viking, 1984.
Pt. 1. The religions. Judaism / Alan Unterman -- Christianity / Andrew Walls -- Islam / Alford T. Welch -- Zoroastrianism / Mary Boyce -- Hinduism / Simon Weightman -- Sikhism / W. Owen Cole -- Jainism / Kendall W. Folkert, revised and expanded by John E. Cort -- Buddhism / L.S. Cousins -- Chinese religions / Michael Said -- Japanese religions / David Reid -- Native North American religions / Armin W. Geertz -- Religions of the Pacific / Brian Colless and Peter Donovan -- African religions / Aylward Shorter -- New religious movements in primal societies / Harold W. Turner -- Modern alternative religions in the West / J. Gordon Melton -- Bahaʼism / Denis MacEoin -- pt. 2. Cross-cultural issues. Religion and gender ; Spirituality / Ursula King -- The study of diaspora religion / John R. Hinnells -- African diaspora religion / Ossie Stuart -- The Australian South Asian diaspora / Purushottama Bilimoria -- The religions of South Asian communities in Britain / Kim Knott -- The religions of South Asian diaspora in Canada / Harold Coward -- South Asian religions in the United States / Raymond Brady Williams -- Comparative reflections on South Asian religion in international migration / John R. Hinnells.
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Comprehensive and informative, The New Penguin Handbook of Living Religions has been completely revised, with all chapters updated to include discussion of modern developments and recent scholarship. Compiled by a team of leading international scholars, it is an authoritative guide to understanding the religious beliefs and practices of the world today.

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Table of Contents

John R. HinnellsJohn R. HinnellsAlan UntermanAndrew WallsAlford T. WelchMary BoyceSimon WeightmanW. Owen ColeKendall W. Folkert and John E. CortL. S. CousinsMichael SasoDavid ReidArmin W. GeertzBrian Colless and Peter DonovanAylward ShorterHarold W. TurnerJ. Gordon MeltonDenis MacEoinUrsula KingUrsula KingJohn R. HinnellsOssie StuartPurushottama BilimoriaKim KnottHarold CowardRaymond Brady WilliamsJohn R. Hinnells
The Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction to the New Handbookp. 1
Introduction to the First Editionp. 3
Part I The Religionsp. 9
1 Judaismp. 11
2 Christianityp. 55
3 Islamp. 162
4 Zoroastrianismp. 236
5 Hinduismp. 261
6 Sikhismp. 310
7 Jainismp. 340
8 Buddhismp. 369
9 Chinese Religionsp. 445
10 Japanese Religionsp. 479
11 Native North American Religionsp. 514
12 Religions of the Pacificp. 547
13 African Religionsp. 562
14 New Religious Movements in Primal Societiesp. 581
15 Modern Alternative Religions in the Westp. 594
16 Baha'ismp. 618
Part II Cross-Cultural Issuesp. 645
17 Religion and Genderp. 647
18 Spiritualityp. 667
19 The Study of Diaspora Religionp. 682
20 African Diaspora Religionp. 690
21 The Australian South Asian Diasporap. 728
22 The Religions of South Asian Communities in Britainp. 756
23 The Religions of the South Asian Diaspora in Canadap. 775
24 South Asian Religions in the United Statesp. 796
25 Comparative Reflections on South Asian Religion in International Migrationp. 819
General Bibliographyp. 849
Indexp. 852