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7004 -- AUFFARTH, CHRISTOPH, HANS G. KIPPENBERG & AXEL MICHAELS (Eds.)

Wörterbuch der Religionen
Stuttgart; Kröner Verlag 2006
589 pp., Euro 49.80; ISBN 3-520-14001-2
Keywords: religion lexicon, religious studies, history of religions, myths, theology

Lexicon of religions
This lexicon of 70 authors has 2600 entries and supplies information about the religious ñ in society and economy, private practice, dealing with death, the expectation of salvation and danger, experience of the divine, in structuring space and time, religious groupings, persons (of religion, and scholars, writers), cults, festivals, theology, dogma and critique, in religious symbols and myths. The concept is based on the present trend in religious studies being influenced by cultural sciences. Variations of orthography are acknowledged so that it is easy to find terms differently. Many entries also list literature for further reading.

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