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Explore religious aspects of the global world in SAGE Reference�s Encyclopedia of Global Religion

Los Angeles (Sept 20, 2011) –Religion has been part of the world’s story since the beginning of recorded history. Now, religion in its global context, including its diversity of peoples and cultures, its multiplicity of ideas and practices, and even its variability within single traditions, is an emerging field of study.

SAGE Reference has just published the most culturally and geographically comprehensive sourcebook available on the subject: the authoritative Encyclopedia of Global Religion. Written by the world’s most learned and competent scholars, specifically for the field of global religion, the encyclopedia contains entries on the religions found in every nation in the world, from the smallest Pacific island to the largest countries in Asia and Europe. The 750 A–Z up-to-date entries are helpfully organized in a Reader’s Guide under key topic headings:

  1. Biographies
  2. Concepts and Theories
  3. Countries, Cities, and Regions
  4. Events and Historical Topics
  5. Influential Texts and Figures of Veneration
  6. Movements and Organizations
  7. Religion in Public Life
  8. Religious Traditions and Groups
  9. Social Issues and Global Trends

SAGE’s Encyclopedia of Global Religion extensively covers the outgrowths of religion such as globalization, transnational activity, and other aspects of global society such as nationalism, terrorism, cyber culture, and the effects of information technology. This is a must-have resource for libraries serving researchers interested in fields related to religion around the world, including those studying in the principal social sciences of anthropology, sociology, and psychology. A FREE 30-day online trial to this title is available at

Co-Editor Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Sociology and Global Studies, Affiliate Professor of Religious Studies, and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Co-Editor Wade Clark Roof is J. F. Rowny Professor of Religion and Society and Director of the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at the University of California at Santa Barbara.


SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.

Encyclopedia of Global Religion
November 2011                                   1528 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7619-2729-7                  Print Price: $325.00
eISBN: 978-1-4129-9789-8                Electronic Price: $400.00

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