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Hinnells, John R.

Works: 81 works in 567 publications in 6 languages and 18,806 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Bibliography  Reference works  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed, Publishing director, Adapter
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Most widely held works by John R Hinnells
Persian mythology by John R Hinnells( Book )

42 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the mythology of ancient Persia and of religions which have flourished there, notably Zoroastrianism
The Facts on File dictionary of religions by John R Hinnels( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,176 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 Handbook of living religions by John R Hinnells( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new handbook of living religions( Book )

35 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 990 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
The Routledge companion to the study of religion( Book )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 850 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 Penguin dictionary of religions by John R Hinnells( Book )

42 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 811 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
The Penguin handbook of the world's living religions( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 802 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 Blackwell dictionary of Eastern Christianity( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 763 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
A new dictionary of religions by John R Hinnells( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dictonary is a thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the book published in 1984 as The Penguin Dictionary of Religions. It has undergone substantial change and considerable expansion, drawing on a team of over sixty contributors form al parts of the world, in place of the original twenty-nine. Substantial new sections have been added on, for example, Afro-Caribbean religious movements, changes in North America, traditional religions in Latin America and new movements in Japan. The dictionary also addresses broad thematic issues: migration and diaspora, gender and sexuality, mysticism and pilgrimage. In the study of eligions, substantial changes have occurred in the last decade, and these are reflected in the book with many new entries on theoretical issues. Extensive revisions or new commissions cover Hinduism, Buddhism, Early and Eastern Christianity, Jains, Gnostics and New Religious Movements in the West. Established in its previous edition as the standard reference work for students and teacher s of the world s religions, this newly revised and expanded edition is an essential reference source. Its usefulneess is enhanced by a full bibliography, index, and detailed breakdown of contents by subject area
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 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 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 583 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
Mithraic studies; proceedings by International Congress of Mithraic Studies( Book )

24 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The South Asian religious diaspora in Britain, Canada, and the United States( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 423 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
Religion and violence in South Asia : theory and practice by John R Hinnells( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This international collection focuses its attention on South Asia to discuss whether religions justify and cause violence or whether they are seen as forces for peace and tolerance
The new Penguin handbook of living religions by John R Hinnells( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 263 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
Hinduism by John R Hinnells( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sufism in the West by Jamal Malik( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 230 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
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 203 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
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The Routledge companion to the study of religion
Alternative Names
Hinels, G'ohn R.

Hinels, G'ohn R. 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

A Handbook of living religionsA new handbook of living religionsThe Routledge companion to the study of religionThe Penguin dictionary of religionsThe Penguin handbook of the world's living religionsThe Blackwell dictionary of Eastern ChristianityA new dictionary of religionsWho's who of world religions