Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Reference - 3200 pages

This masterful six-volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts.

* Coverage of the religions of more than 240 countries, including all of the larger religious communities, denominations, and sects

* Detailed statistical information on the major religious communities in each country

* 100+ entries on famous and important religious sites and places of pilgrimage

* Biographies of the 100 most influential religious leaders in history

* More than 150 photographs, plus maps and illustrations for each nation

* A bibliography for each entry

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About the author (2010)

J. Gordon Melton is director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion, a religious studies research facility based in Santa Barbara, CA.

Martin Baumann is a professor of the history of religions at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland.

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