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Title Religious holidays and calendars : an encyclopedic handbook / edited by Karen Bellenir ; foreword by Martin E. Marty.

Publication Info. Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, 2004.

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Volume Number of Copies
ED. 3 2004 1
Edition Third edition.
Description xvi, 406 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents The history of calendars. Basic questions all calendars must answer -- The history of lunar and lunisolar calendars -- The history of solar calendars -- Calendar reform since the mid-eighteenth century. Calendars and holidays for religious groups. Judaism -- Zoroastrianism -- Christianity: Roman Catholic and Protestant expressions -- Christianity: Orthodox expressions -- Christianity: Non-trinitarian and non-traditional expressions -- Islam -- The Bahai faith -- Hinduism -- Jainism -- Sikhism -- Buddhism -- Taoism, Confucianism, and Chinese folk religions -- Shinto -- Native American religions -- Paganism -- Western African religions and their new world expressions -- Ancient wisdom, metaphysical and other faith communities.
PART ONE: THE HISTORY OF CALENDARS. Basic questions all calendars must answer -- The history of lunar and lunisolar calendars -- The history of solar calendars -- Calendar reform since the mid-eighteenth century. PART TWO: CALENDARS AND HOLIDAYS FOR RELIGIOUS GROUPS. Judaism -- Zoroastrianism -- Christianity: Roman Catholic and Protestant expressions -- Christianity: Orthodox expressions -- Christianity: Non-trinitarian and non-traditional expressions -- Islam -- The Bahai faith -- Hinduism -- Jainism -- Sikhism -- Buddhism -- Taoism, Confucianism, and Chinese folk religions -- Shinto -- Native American religions -- Paganism -- Western African religions and their new world expressions -- Ancient wisdom, metaphysical and other faith communities.
Subject Calendars -- History.
Fasts and feasts.
Added Author Bellenir, Karen.
ISBN 0780806654

 
    
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