Edited by Lindsay Jones, this is a standard reference in the field with 2,750 entries using a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture.
Explores the origins, development, influence, and interrelations of the many faiths practiced in North America. Covers the significant denominations and movements that have originated or flourished in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, from the beginning of European settlement to the present.
Over 3,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines. Search or browse by era, topic, geographic region, and content type.