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Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart

Handwörterbuch für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft. Bände 1-8 + Register
Edited by Hans Dieter Betz, D. S. Browning, Bernd Janowski and Eberhard Jüngel
[Religion Past and Present. 4th revised edition. Edited by Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski and Eberhard Jüngel.]
4th, completely newly revised edition; 2007. 9046 pages.
Published in German.
  • cloth
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  • 978-3-16-149514-4
In 15 665 articles and subarticles, the RGG4 provides an in-depth overview of religion and religions, encompassing a vast range of subjects. Taking into account the latest research developments, it provides entries by 3972 acknowledged experts in their fields from 74 countries.The RGG4 continues in the tradition of the first three editions: Rooted in Protestantism, it provides insights into much more than theology, but is based on theological criteria.The RGG4 deals with the topics in the form of biographical articles, articles on countries, places, terms and events as well as articles on groups and institutions. Short definitions and cross-references enable quick and easy searching. Detailed series articles deal with keywords such as the »Last Supper« or »Christianity« from various perspectives.With its coverage of a wide range of subjects and its precise, detailed descriptions, the RGG4 is an essential reference work for all levels of users. Its easy-to-read typeface enables it to provide a maximum amount of information on one page.Each of the eight volumes of the RGG4 covers entire letters of the alphabet. The index volume, which completes the work, enables the reader to access the information contained in the RGG4 by searching for more specific topics, such as for example names and keywords which do not have a main entry. The RGG4 has of course been printed on non-aging paper, has been thread sewn and clothbound in buckram.The RGG4 was awarded a prize by the Stiftung Buchkunst (German Foundation for Book Art) as »one of the best designed books of 1998. Exemplary in typesetting, printing, graphic design and binding.«