The Penguin Dictionary of Religions is a fascinating and authoritative guide to every aspect of religion, past and present. It examines ancient doctrines and modern beliefs, small sects and popular movements. Drawing on the expertise of over sixty contributors worldwide, the dictionary is an essential reference source for both academic study and general readers.
John Hinnells is Visiting Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Derby. He has edited WHO'S WHO OF RELIGIONS and THE PENGUIN HANDBOOK OF LIVING RELIGIONS, both for Penguin. He is currently working on THE PENGUIN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANCIENT RELIGIONS.