Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion
- J.F.A. Sawyer, Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University, LA1 4YG, UK
- J.M.Y. Simpson, State University of Ceará, Brazil
For academic researchers, teachers, graduate and postgraduate students in the disciplines of religious studies, theology, linguistic history and sociology.
- Published: May 2001
- Imprint: PERGAMON
- ISBN: 978-0-08-043167-3
Profoundly delicate relations between religion and language have been a fascinating feature of cultural history since time immemorial. Yet there has been no systematic exploration or overview of the subject. At last this gap has been filled by specialists both in linguistics and in a wide range of religious traditions. This finely balanced reference work is a unique resource which will prove indispensable for all students of religion.
Michael Pye, Professor of Study of Religions, University of Marburg, Germany,
...the erudition of the scholarship and the very appealing physical layout, make this a particularly significant contribution to the study of language in its diverse contexts in the modern era.
Peter G. Ridell, London Bible College,
Like other previous volumes in the series,... the present volume contains close to 200 (and if biographical entries are added, many more) mostly short articles, arranged under seven major sections...Unlike in previous volumes, the present one has introductions by the first editor to all six main sections.
E.F.K. Koerner, Cologne University, Histographia Linguistica
...a major reference work of lasting value. ...The range and detail of all entries ensure the value of this book as a reference work not only for students, but for scholars wishing a brief introduction to topics on the intersection of language/linguistics and religious studies.
J.K. Aitken, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Vol 99