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The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions
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Contributors 1. Thinking Globally about Religion Part I: Indic Cultural Region 2. Thinking Globally about Hinduism 3. Traditional Brahmanical Society 4. Popular Hindu Movements 5. The Sikh Community 6. The Jain Community 7. Hindu Communities Abroad Part II: Buddhist/Confucian Cultural Region 8. Thinking Globally about Buddhism 9. Theravada Buddhist Societies 10. Tibetan Buddhist Society 11. Vietnamese Religious Society 12. Traditional Chinese Religious Society 13. Popular Religion in Mainland China 14. Traditional Japanese Religious Society 15. Japanese New Religious Movements 16. Korean Religious Society 17. Buddhist Communities Abroad Part III: Jewish Cultural Region 18. Thinking Globally about Judaism 19. Jewish Communities in Israel 20. Jewish Communities in North Africa and the Middle East 21. Jewish Communities in Europe 22. Jewish Communities in the Americas 23. Jewish Communities in Asia Part IV: Christian Cultural Region 24. Thinking Globally about Christianity 25. Western European Catholic Societies 26. Eastern European Catholic Societies 27. European Protestant Societies 28. Orthodox Christian Societies 29. Religious Communities in Russia 30. The Coptic Community 31. Latin American Catholic Societies 32. North American Religious Communities 33. Evangelical Christian Community in North and South America Part V: Islamic Cultural Region 39. Thinking Globally about Islam 40. Arab Islamic Societies 41. North African Islamic Societies 42. Sub-Saharan African Islam 43. European Islam 44. Shi'a Islamic Societies 45. Islamic Communities in Central Asia 46. Islamic Communities in South Asia 47. Islamic Societies in Southeast Asia 48. Chinese Islamic Communities 49. American Islamic Communities 50. Religious Movements with Islamic Origins Part VI: African Cultural Region 51. Thinking Globally about African Religion 52. Traditional African Religious Societies 53. Afro-Caribbean Religious Societies Part VII: Local Religious Societies 54. Thinking Globally about Local Religious Societies 55. Native American Religious Societies 56. Australian Aboriginal Societies 57. Pacific Islands Religious Communities Part VIII: Understanding Global Religion 58. Religion in Global Perspective 59. Anti-Global Religion? 60. The Global Future of Religion Index

About the Author

Mark Juergensmeyer is professor of sociology and director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author or editor of twenty books, including Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence and Religion in Global Civil Society.

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"Juergensmeyer and his fellow essayists have produced a volume who purpose is to examine religious communities within a framework of global diversity. Contributors treat these areas with essays that concisely analyze the religions historically and socially: provide information about the organization, size, leaders, and political concerns of the various communities; show how religions provide cultural identity for adherents; and discuss attitudes towards modernity. This sourcebook will quickly become a standard reference work for students and general readers alike." --Choice "Juergensmeyer and his fellow essayists have produced a volume who purpose is to examine religious communities within a framework of global diversity. Contributors treat these areas with essays that concisely analyze the religions historically and socially: provide information about the organization, size, leaders, and political concerns of the various communities; show how religions provide cultural identity for adherents; and discuss attitudes towards modernity. This sourcebook will quickly become a standard reference work for students and general readers alike." --Choice

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