A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons: 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons

1st Edition

By Manfred Lurker

Routledge

464 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415039444
pub: 1987-06-18
$32.95
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315002385
pub: 2015-04-29
from $16.48


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Containing around 1,800 entries this Dictionary covers, in one volume, all the important deities and demons from around the world. The gods of ancient mythology appear alongside the gods of contemporary religion, and `lesser' mythologies and religions are also fully covered. The author provides an extensive network of cross-references, allowing the reader to draw cross-cultural comparisons. The Dictionary will be an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in comparative religion or the diversity of religious views throughout the world.

Reviews

`This Dictionary contains around 1800 entries which include all of the more important supernatural beings who have acquired a kind of "personality". These include the pantheons of classical cultures and the world religions of today. Also included are the religious systems of the so-called "primitive" races. - Theology Digest

`By gathering together in one volume material from many different sources, and by bringing to light so many interconnections between religions, the author has provided a highly useful tool'. - Your Future, March 1988

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REL000000
RELIGION / General
SOC003000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology