The Dictionary of Religion
Robert S. Ellwood, General Editor
Franklin Watts, a division of Scholastic, Inc.
This colorfully-illustrated reference work for young readers explains the religions of the world in simple, fair-minded language. There are articles not only on the major faiths, but also on the overall religious life of various continents and geographical areas -- including sections of the U.S. like the northeast, the midwest, and the south -- and on such topics as the religious meaning of food and festivals. Sidebars make the topics come alive with biographical sketches of key figures from Muhammad to Gandhi, and on special topics like religion on the Oregon Trail.
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