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Historical Dictionary of Shinto

Historical Dictionary of Shinto Author Stuart D.B. Picken
ISBN-10 0810873729
Release 2010-12-28
Pages 400
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This expanded second edition of Historical Dictionary of Shinto relates the history of Shinto through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on Shinto concepts, significant figures, places, activities, and periods.



Historical Dictionary of Shinto

Historical Dictionary of Shinto Author Stuart D. b. Picken
ISBN-10 0810866153
Release 2002-01-15
Pages 328
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This dictionary contains entries which identify the principal historical and mythological names that are central to the Shinto tradition but also demonstrate the relationship of Shinto to Japanese culture. Subjects covered include: the relationship of Shi.



Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements

Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements Author George D. Chryssides
ISBN-10 9780810861947
Release 2012
Pages 415
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In this newly updated second edition of the Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements, George D. Chryssides traces the rise and development of new religious movements throughout the world. An updated introduction summarizes the phenomenon of new religious movements and lays out the changes to the dictionary since the 2001 edition, while the main body of the dictionary consists of close to 600 cross-referenced entries on key figures, ideas, themes, and places related to various new religious movements. An index organizes the information in the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography leads the researcher to further sources.



Historical Dictionary of Hinduism

Historical Dictionary of Hinduism Author Jeffery D. Long
ISBN-10 9780810879607
Release 2011-09-09
Pages 390
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The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism relates the history of Hinduism through a chronology, an introductory essay, photos, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross referenced dictionary entries on Hindu terminology, names of major historical figures and movements, gods and goddesses, prominent temples, terms for items used in Hindu practice, major texts, philosophical concepts, and more. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hinduism.



Historical Dictionary of Jesus

Historical Dictionary of Jesus Author Daniel J. Harrington, SJ
ISBN-10 081087668X
Release 2010-08-06
Pages 206
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The book consists of three parts: an introduction to the major topics pertaining to Jesus as a historical figure; a cross-referenced dictionary containing 400 entries on a range of topics, including things Jesus did and said, ancient sources of historical data, and modern scholarship and interpretation; and a bibliography listing some of the most important books related to Jesus and the world in which he lived. This concise and objective reference work provides a clear and accurate introduction to the study of Jesus as a historical figure.



Historical Dictionary of Calvinism

Historical Dictionary of Calvinism Author Stuart D.B. Picken
ISBN-10 9780810874718
Release 2011-11-11
Pages 290
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The Historical Dictionary of Calvinism relates the history of its founder John Calvin, the Reformed Church, and the impact that Calvinism has had in the modern world along with an account of modern and contemporary developments within the religious, political, and social culture it has created. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on concepts, significant figures, places, activities, and periods. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Calvinism.



Library Journal

Library Journal Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015082964894
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.



American Reference Books Annual

American Reference Books Annual Author Libraries Unlimited
ISBN-10 1591580560
Release 2003
Pages 816
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.



ARBA In depth

ARBA In depth Author Martin Dillon
ISBN-10 1591581613
Release 2004
Pages 230
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Providing focused help as you build and maintain your philosophy and religion collections and field patron's requests, this new addition to the "ARBA In-depth" series contains over 300 critical reviews of quality reference titles by subject experts. These reviews - all of which have appeared in the last six editions of "American Reference Books Annual," the long-trusted source of reliable reviews of recent reference publications - cover both general and specialized reference titles in the fields of philosophy and religion. Author, title, and subject indexes, as well as a contributor list, are provided.



Historical Dictionary of Aesthetics

Historical Dictionary of Aesthetics Author Dabney Townsend
ISBN-10 9780810864832
Release 2006-09-05
Pages 416
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Aesthetics is not a 'factual' discipline; there are no aesthetic facts. The word itself is derived from the Greek word for 'feeling' and the discipline arises because of the need to find a place for the passions within epistemology_the branch of philosophy that investigates our beliefs. Aesthetics is more than just the study of beauty; it is a study of that which appeals to our senses, most often in connection with the classification, analysis, appreciation, and understanding of art. The Historical Dictionary of Aesthetics covers its history from Classical Greece to the present, including entries on non-western aesthetics. The book contains a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the main concepts, terminology, important persons (philosophers, critics, and artists), and the rules and criteria we apply in making judgments on art. By providing concise information on aesthetics, this dictionary is not only accessible to students, but it provides details and facts to specialists in the field.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106016603638
Release 2002
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Choice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Choice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Choice book for free.



Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism

Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism Author Colin Buchanan
ISBN-10 0810865068
Release 2006-02-27
Pages 624
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Anglicanism arguably originated in 1534 when Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy, which transferred papal power over the Church of England to the king. Today, approximately 550 dioceses are located around the world, not only in England, but also everywhere that the British Empire's area of influence extended. With an estimated total membership of about 75 million, Anglicanism is one of the largest and most varied Christian denominations. With such a long history and widespread flock, it is not easy to keep track of the variations of a religious community that has not ceased adapting since its inception. Hundreds of entries on significant persons and events, concepts and institutions, rituals and liturgy, and national communities, make this an invaluable reference for religious historians, theologians, and researchers. Also included are an introduction, a chronology that traces the church's evolution over time, and a bibliography.



Historical Dictionary of Sufism

Historical Dictionary of Sufism Author John Renard
ISBN-10 0810865408
Release 2005-06-07
Pages 416
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With more than 3,000 entries and cross-references on the history, main figures, institutions, theory, and literary works associated with Islam's mystical tradition, Sufism, this dictionary brings together in one volume extensive historical information that helps put contemporary events into a historical context. Additional features include: map, chronology of all major figures and events, introductory essay, glossary of 400 Arabic, Berber, Chinese, Persian, and Turkish terms, comprehensive bibliography, 21 black-and-white photographs emphasizing important visual themes of Sufi thought and history. Ideal for libraries, as well as students and scholars of religion.



Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062097707
Release 2005
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.



Walford s Guide to Reference Material Social and historical sciences philosophy and religion

Walford s Guide to Reference Material  Social and historical sciences  philosophy and religion Author Albert John Walford
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106015122325
Release 1999
Pages 794
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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.



Historical Dictionary of the Seventh Day Adventists

Historical Dictionary of the Seventh Day Adventists Author Gary Land
ISBN-10 9781442241886
Release 2014-10-23
Pages 498
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This second edition covers its history through a chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary includes over 600 cross-referenced entries on key people, cinema, politics and government, sports, and critics. This book is ideal for students, researchers, and general readers.



Shinto

Shinto Author Helen Hardacre
ISBN-10 9780190621711
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 720
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Distinguished scholar of Japanese religions and culture Helen Hardacre offers the first comprehensive history of Shinto, the ancient and vibrant tradition whose colorful rituals are still practiced today. Under the ideal of Shinto, a divinely descended emperor governs through rituals offered to deities called Kami. These rituals are practiced in innumerable shrines across the realm, so that local rites mirror the monarch's ceremonies. Through this theatre of state, it is thought, the human, natural, and supernatural worlds will align in harmony and prosper. Often called "the indigenous religion of Japan," Shinto's institutions, rituals, and symbols are omnipresent throughout the island nation. But, perhaps surprisingly, both its religiosity and its Japanese origins have been questioned. Hardacre investigates the claims about Shinto as the embodiment of indigenous tradition, and about its rightful place in the public realm. Shinto has often been represented in the West as the engine that drove Japanese military aggression. To this day, it is considered provocative for members of the government to visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which honors the Japanese war dead, and this features as a source of strain in Japan's relations with China and Korea. The Yasukuni Shrine is a debated issue in Japanese national politics and foreign relations and reliably attracts intensive media coverage. Hardacre contends, controversially, that it was the Allied Occupation that created this stereotype of Shinto as the religion of war, when in fact virtually all branches of Japanese religions were cheerleaders for the war and imperialism. The history and nature of Shinto are subjects of vital importance for understanding contemporary Japan, its politics, its international relations, and its society. Hardacre's magisterial work will stand as the definitive reference for years to come.