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A Dictionary of Buddhism

A Dictionary of Buddhism   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
231,509 words
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This dictionary features broad-ranging entries on the history and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, information on the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
472,935 words
Over 6,000 entries Based on the highly acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, this is an indispensable guide for both students and the general reader. It provides ... More
A Dictionary of Atheism

A Dictionary of Atheism   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy
Length:
17,055 words
Over 150 entries This new dictionary provides definitions of terms related to the subject of atheism, ranging from those of historic importance, including ... More
A Dictionary of Popes

A Dictionary of Popes (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion
Length:
305,511 words
‘well-researched, extremely well written, and a delightful exercise in its own right … an entertaining read for those of any religion or of none’ – Church Times ... More
A Dictionary of Sikh Studies

A Dictionary of Sikh Studies   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Religion
Length:
59,670 words
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5
Over 350 entries This new dictionary provides accessible definitions of the terms that the growing number of students of Sikhism will encounter. It covers beliefs, practices, ... More
A Dictionary of the Bible

A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
283,640 words
"Snappy entries elucidate hazy Biblical events." – Christopher Hirst, The Independent A Dictionary of the Bible is the most acclaimed, accessible, and ... More
Dictionary Plus Religion

Dictionary Plus Religion   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Religion
Length:
5,722 words
This dictionary comprises authoritative, highly accessible entries on faiths, people, institutions, and organizations relating to all areas of religion. These entries are supplementary to ... More
The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
1.56 million words
2005 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source 2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature is a landmark work in the ... More
Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
When Bedouin shepherds discovered the first of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947, one of the most fascinating mysteries of ancient history was exposed. Embedded in the 850 manuscripts ... More
The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
1.29 million words
Illustration(s):
571
The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture is the most comprehensive reference work in this complex and diverse area of art history. Built on the acclaimed scholarship of the ... More
A Dictionary of Hinduism

A Dictionary of Hinduism   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion
Length:
194,444 words
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Covering all the major Hindu practices, festivals, beliefs, gods, sacred sites, languages, and religious texts, this is the most comprehensive Hinduism dictionary of its kind. It contains ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

The Oxford Dictionary of Islam   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
187,750 words
Designed for readers with little or no knowledge of Islam, the Oxford Dictionary of Islam provides vividly-written, up-to-date, and authoritative entries. The Dictionary focuses primarily ... More
The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy

The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy, Religion
Length:
277,800 words
2006 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title There has been a long tradition of interest in philosophy in the Islamic world, and it is the aim of this comprehrensive reference work to ... More
A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
196,971 words
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This highly readable guide to Judaism contains a wealth of information on every aspect of Jewish belief and practice, both ancient and modern. From Maimonides to Methuselah, Kabbalah to ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Bible

The Oxford Companion to the Bible   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
653,854 words
The Oxford Companion to the Bible provides an authoritative one-volume reference to the people, places, events, books, institutions, religious belief, and secular influence of ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture

The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
531,758 words
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1
Over 1,900 entries This dictionary is a fascinating guide to the broad range of terms used in the study of the history of Christian art and architecture, ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2.15 million words
Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
790,222 words
In 2,400 entries, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion covers more than three millennia of Jewish religious thought, custom, law, and practice, from traditional approaches to ... More
The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
547,146 words
Over 1,100 entries Ambitious, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity covers for the first time the 2000-year old story of ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
676,222 words
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Over 100 entries This work fills a crucial need in the field of biblical studies by providing detailed, comprehensive treatments of the latest approaches ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Politics
Length:
738,364 words
Over 400 entries The Encyclopedia provides in-depth coverage of the political dimensions of Islam and the Muslim world. Developments in Muslim societies in ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
726,723 words
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women provides clear, current, comprehensive information on the major topics of scholarly interest within the study of Islam and women. ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1.25 million words
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8
125 scholarly articles The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther is a collaboration of the leading scholars in the field of Reformation research and the thought, ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Science and technology
Length:
585,229 words
Illustration(s):
18
Over 250 Entries Based on the highly acclaimed 2009 publication, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, this work includes complete coverage of ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1.09 million words
Illustration(s):
48
Over 110 scholarly articles This encyclopedia is a groundbreaking collection of detailed scholarly articles that address a wide range of topics in American religious history and ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Archaeology, Religion
Length:
671,794 words
Illustration(s):
95
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology represents a new way of conceiving of the relationship between archaeology and biblical studies that allows the results of a wide ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy
Length:
679,034 words
Illustration(s):
5
Over 180 entries This encyclopedia explores the intersection between biblical sources and ethical issues, both historical and modern, through extensive ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
679,126 words
Illustration(s):
1
Over 160 entries As the first major encyclopedia of its kind, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies is the go-to source for scholars and ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion, Law
Length:
706,350 words
Illustration(s):
2
Over 100 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (OEBL) provides the most up-to-date and extensive treatment of the Bible and law ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Religion, Art & Architecture
Length:
702,039 words
148 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts (OEBART) is an in-depth, comprehensive reference work that covers the cultural history of biblical ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion
Length:
730,008 words
Illustration(s):
5
Over 160 entries Exploration of the Bible’s theology is an ever-changing endeavor. While some issues are clearly rooted in the Bible’s historical context like theological ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
722,976 words
Illustration(s):
96
The field of biblical studies is dynamic, with new discoveries, new methodologies, and new perspectives continually enhancing the interpretation of the Bible. There is thus a need for an ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1.88 million words
Illustration(s):
345
Publishing in print in February 2009, this encyclopedia presents students, researchers, political analysts, journalists, and common readers with accurate, comprehensive, and balanced ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
1.65 million words
Winner of the Roland H. Bainton Prize for reference works 1996 Choice Outstanding Academic Book The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation is the ... More
The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Religion
Length:
182,314 words
This essential guide offers 325 articles that describe the people and places that appear in the New Testament and Old Testament of the Bible. From prophets, apostles, and groups (such as ... More
The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1.70 million words
Over 645 entries This is a ground-breaking international and interdisciplinary enterprise on the impact of the thought and work of Augustine ... More
The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Religion, Society and culture, Customs and Traditions
Length:
1.02 million words
over 5,000 entries With thousands of entries totalling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (5 rev. ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
399,698 words
Illustration(s):
5
Far more than a dry hagiographical account of the lives of saints, this entertaining and authoritative dictionary breathes life into its subjects and is as browsable as it is informative. ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
495,619 words
Illustration(s):
1
Abridged from the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, this Concise version is written by an expert team of 80 international and multi-faith contributors. It contains entries on ... More

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