Concise Dictionary of Spirituality and World Religions
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Concise Dictionary of Spirituality and World Religions is intended to help the subject of world religions and spiritu¬:ality to become more accessible to the general public. It is also hoped that students of world religions, spiritual people and even profession¬:als, religious peole, monks and believers of all religions, yoga teach¬:ers, and practitioners will turn to it for helpful information. It does not have pretensions to complete¬:ness, but it does provide a wide range of entries. While the scope of the book has been restricted to the Christi¬:anity, Hin¬:duism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and other major religions and spiritual phenomena, aspect of the subject associated with Sikh¬:ism, Jainism, Zen, Shinto, history of religions, theology, phi¬:losophy and religions, spiritualist psychology, yoga, sufism, meditation, Pa¬:ganism, spiritual social movements. Special attention is dedicated to the terms in the field of spiritualism, magic (paranormal), rituals, sym¬:bols, actions, language, as a category separate from religion. In par¬:ticular, influences of East religions on Western civilization are men¬:tioned, although no attempt has been made to include the vast termi¬:nology of religions of India, China, Japan that would itself fill volu¬:mes. Apart from the books devoted to single religions, much infor¬:mation has been extracted from more general sources: other diction¬:aries and internet. Containing over 5.200 entries in the field of all the aspects of spritu¬:ality, religions and human spirit achievements, this is the most com¬:prehensive and up-to-date dictionary of spirituality in Pdf. On 420 pages the book covers all aspects of human spiritality in all peri¬:ods of history of civilizations, from East to West. It is an invaluable work of reference for the general reader and believers in all major re-ligions, from Hinduism to Christianity.