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Hinnells, John R.

Works: 88 works in 589 publications in 7 languages and 18,898 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Reference works  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, ed, Adapter
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Most widely held works by John R Hinnells
The South Asian religious diaspora in Britain, Canada, and the United States( )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars of religion in general and specific religions were recruited as contributors, presented first drafts in London in 1996, and revised their essays according to its reception. They explore the experience of religious communities that have migrated to the three English- speaking countries, considering the cultural nuances of each, how traditions are reformed or reinvented, and how they are passed on through the family and institutions. They mainly focus on Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs but also include Christian, Zoroastrian, and other immigrants and new religious movements in the west led by south Asians. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
The Blackwell dictionary of Eastern Christianity( )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Containing nearly 700 articles, this Dictionary allows the reader to explore Eastern Christian civilization in its cultural and religious richness. The articles are written by an international team of fifty contributors, including leading historians, theologians, linguists, philosophers, musicians, and scholars of liturgy and iconography." "The Dictionary covers the major living traditions of Eastern Christianity and some which are less familiar. It offers balanced treatment of Byzantine traditions (Greek, Slav, Romanian, Georgian) and the Oriental traditions (Armenian, Assyrian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Syrian, Indian), taking account of Orthodox, Catholic and Reformed communities. Both communities in their original homelands and the diaspora, exile and convert communities worldwide are considered. The articles present Eastern traditions not simply in terms of Western Christian interests and a Western view of Christian history, but in terms that Eastern Christians will recognize."--Jacket
Persian mythology by John R Hinnells( Book )

45 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the mythology of ancient Persia and of religions which have flourished there, notably Zoroastrianism
The Routledge companion to the study of religion( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion is a major resource for courses in Religious Studies. It begins by explaining the most important methodological approaches to religion, including psychology, philosophy, anthropology and comparative study, before moving on to explore a wide variety of critical issues, such as gender, science, fundamentalism, ritual, and new religious movements."--Jacket
The Facts on File dictionary of religions by John R Hinnels( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the beliefs and history of the major world religions and defines a variety of terms associated with the religions
A new handbook of living religions( Book )

38 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters on these topics: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, Chinese religions, Japanese religions, Native North American religions, religions of the Pacific, African religions, new religious movements in primal societies, modern alternative religions in the West, Baha'ism, religion and gender, spirituality, the study of diaspora religion, African diaspora religion, the Australian South Asian diaspora, the religions of South Asian communities in Britain, the religions of the South Asian diaspora in Canada, South Asian religions in the United States, and comparative reflections on South Asian religion in international migration
A Handbook of living religions by John R Hinnells( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook of ancient religions by John R Hinnells( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ancient civilisations exercise an intense fascination for people the world over. This book takes the 'story' of religion as far back as Palaeolithic cave art, tracing the religious beliefs of ancient Egypt, Ugarit, Mesopotamia, ancient Israel, Greece and Rome, ancient Europe, the Indus Valley civilisation, ancient China and the Aztecs and Incas. Each set of religious beliefs and practices is described in its cultural and historical context, via a range of different sources, enabling the reader to obtain a rounded view of the role of religion in these ancient societies."--Jacket
The Penguin handbook of the world's living religions( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This in-depth survey of active religions, fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship, now features chapters on twenty-first-century America, Britain, Canada, and Australia. Ranging across the globe, contributors explain the sources and history of today's religious systems, from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and Islam, to regional groups in Africa, China, and Japan
The Penguin dictionary of religions by John R Hinnells( Book )

43 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide to all the major religions, past and present, throughout the world, discusses the rites, rituals and beliefs of each religion, as well as their gods and holy figures, key books and iconography
A new dictionary of religions( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and violence in South Asia : theory and practice by John R Hinnells( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do religions justify and cause violence or are they more appropriately seen as forces for peace and tolerance? Featuring contributions from international experts in the field, this book explores the debate that has emerged in the context of secular modernity about whether religion is a primary cause of social division, conflict and war, or whether this is simply a distortion of the 'true' significance of religion and that if properly followed it promotes peace, harmony, goodwill and social cohesion. Focusing on how this debate is played out in the South Asian context, the book engages with issues relating to religion and violence in both its classical and contemporary formations. The collection is designed to look beyond the stereotypical images and idealized portrayals of the peaceful South Asian religious traditions (especially Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sufi), which can occlude their own violent histories and to analyze the diverse attitudes towards, and manifestations of violence within the major religious traditions of South Asia. Divided into three sections, the book also discusses globalization and the theoretical issues that inform contemporary discussions of the relationship between religion and violence
Man and his salvation; studies in memory of S.G.F. Brandon by Eric J Sharpe( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's who of world religions by John R Hinnells( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sufism in the West by Jamal Malik( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveying the history of Islamic mysticism in North America and Europe, this book elaborates the ideas and institutions which organize Sufism and folk-religious practices. The chapters cover: the orders and movements; their social base; organization and institutionalization; recruitment-patterns in new environments; and more
Mithraic studies; proceedings by International Congress of Mithraic Studies( Book )

27 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zoroastrian diaspora : religion and migration : the Ratanbai Katrak lectures, the Oriental Faculty, Oxford 1985 by John R Hinnells( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the distinctive Zoroastrian experience and what is the common diasporic experience? This book attempts a global comparison of diaspora groups in six continents. Each chapter is based on unused original sources ranging from 19th century archives to contemporary newsletters
The new Penguin handbook of living religions by John R Hinnells( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive and informative. The New Penguin handbook of Living Religions has been completely revised, with all chapters updated to include discussion of modern developments and recent scholarship. Compiled by a team of leading international scholars, it is an authoritative guide to understanding the religious beliefs and practices of the world today
Zoroastrians in Britain : the Ratanbai Katrak lectures, University of Oxford 1985 by John R Hinnells( Book )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoroastrianism is the religion of ancient Iran, dating back centuries before the coming of Islam. It stresses the duality between goodness and evil, light and happiness, and darkness and suffering. The Zoroastrians are also the oldest South Asian minority in Britain--with a history going back to 1724. This is the first study of British Zoroastrianism, covering personalities, traditions, and the contemporary concerns of this enduring but little known ancient religion
Hinduism by John R Hinnells( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The South Asian religious diaspora in Britain, Canada, and the United States
The Blackwell dictionary of Eastern ChristianityPersian mythologyThe Routledge companion to the study of religionA new handbook of living religionsA Handbook of living religionsA handbook of ancient religionsThe Penguin handbook of the world's living religionsThe Penguin dictionary of religions
Alternative Names
Hinels, G'ohn R.

Hinels, G'ohn R. 1941-

Hīnilz, Ǧān 1941-

Hinls, G'ohn R.

Hinls, G'ohn R. 1941-

Hinnells, J. R.

Hinnells, John

Hinnells, John 1941-

Hinnells, John R.

Hinnells, John R. 1941-

Hinnells, John R. (John Russell), 1941-

Hinnells, John Russell.

Hinnells, John Russell 1941-

Russell Hinnells, John 1941-

הינלס, ג'ון ר.

הינלס, ג'ון ר., 1941-

هينلز، جان

هینلز, جان

ヒネルズ, ジョン・R