Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080431673, 9780080502762

Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion

1st Edition

Editors: J.F.A. Sawyer J.M.Y. Simpson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080431673
eBook ISBN: 9780080502762
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 22nd May 2001
Page Count: 612
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Description

A comprehensive list of contents can be viewed using the following link:

http://www.elsevier.nl/homepage/about/mrwd/celr/articles.htm

Readership

For academic researchers, teachers, graduate and postgraduate students in the disciplines of religious studies, theology, linguistic history and sociology.

Table of Contents

A comprehensive list of contents can be viewed using the following link:

http://www.elsevier.nl/homepage/about/mrwd/celr/articles.htm

Details

No. of pages:
612
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
Hardcover ISBN:
9780080431673
eBook ISBN:
9780080502762

About the Editor

J.F.A. Sawyer

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University, LA1 4YG, UK

J.M.Y. Simpson

Affiliations and Expertise

State University of Ceará, Brazil

Reviews

@from:Michael Pye, Professor of Study of Religions, University of Marburg, Germany @qu: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. @source: @from:Peter G. Ridell, London Bible College @qu:...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. @source: @from:E.F.K. Koerner, Cologne University @qu: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. @source:Histographia Linguistica @from:J.K. Aitken @qu:...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. @source:Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Vol 99