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  1. Chipperfield, Leighton (ELS), Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion by Sawyer & Simpson

Message 1: Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion by Sawyer & Simpson

Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 10:28:39 +0100
From: Chipperfield, Leighton (ELS) <L.Chipperfieldelsevier.co.uk>
Subject: Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion by Sawyer & Simpson


CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LANGUAGE AND RELIGION
Edited by J.F.A Sawyer, Lancaster University, UK and 
J.M.Y Simpson, State University of Ceara, Brazil

Published May 2001 * Hardbound * ISBN: 0-08-043167-4 * 612 pages * Pergamon
http://www.elsevier.nl/inca/publications/store/6/2/1/6/2/1/index.htt
US$ 211.50 * NLG (Dutch Guilder) 429.00

The Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion provides the
specialist and the general reader with accurate, up-to-date
information on every aspect of the crucial interface between language
and religion. Easy access to material in over 320 articles by scholars
in many fields is provided both in a clear thematic arrangement, and
by means of a comprehensive and detailed general index. Discussion of
many topics including the creation of special sacred scripts,
religious calligraphy, and the use of religious symbols in meditation,
magic and elsewhere, are enriched and elucidated by illustrations,
diagrams and tables. The Concise Encyclopedia of Language and
Religion brings together articles and bibliographic entries drawn from
the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, all of
which have been revised and updated appropriately. These articles are
supplemented by a large number of completely new contributions, one of
which is an extensive 12,500 word article on 'Basic Concepts and Terms
in Linguistics', making this volume accessible to a wide audience.

	"Profoundly delicate relations between religion and language have
been a fascinating feature of cultural history since time immemorial. Yet
there has been no systematic exploration or overview of the subject. At last
this gap has been filled by specialists both in linguistics and in a wide
range of religious traditions. This finely balanced reference work is a
unique resource which will prove indispensable for all students of religion.
"
 Michael Pye, Professor of Study of Religions, University of Marburg,
 Germany 

CONTENTS

1. General Introduction - Language and Religion 

2. Language in the Context of Particular Religions
Introduction ; Ancient Near Eastern Religions ; Australian Aboriginal
Religions ; Baha'ism ; British Israelites ; Buddhism, Chinese ; Buddhism,
Indian ; Buddhism, Japanese ; Buddhism in Southeast Asia ; Buddhism, Tibetan
; Buddhism in the West and Zen ; Candombl� ; Cargo Cults ; Caribbean
Syncretistic Religions 1: Cuban Santeria and Haitian Voodoo ; Caribbean
Syncretistic Religions 2: Jamaican Cumina and Trinidadian Shango ; Cao Da� ;
Celtic Religion ; Children of God ; Christianity in Africa ; Christianity in
East Asia ; Christianity in Europe ; Christianity in Iran and Central Asia ;
Christianity in the Near East ; Christianity in South Asia ; Christianity in
Southeast Asia ; Confucianism ; Ecstatic Religion ; Etruscan Religion ;
Greek Religion ; Hare Krishna ; Hinduism ; Islam in Africa ; Islam in East
Asia ; Islam in the Former Soviet Union ; Islam in the Near East ; Islam in
South Asia ; Islam in Southeast Asia ; Jainism ; Jehovah's Witnesses ;
Judaism ; Kwanzaa ; Macumba ; Manichaeism ; Melanesian Religions ; Native
American Religions, North ; Native American Religion, South ; New Religions:
Japan ; New Religious Movements ; Quakerism ; Rastafarianism ; Roman
Religion ; Scientology ; Seventh Day Adventist Church ; Shinto ; Sikhism ;
Spiritualism ; Taoism ; Theosophy ; Zoroastrianism 

3. Sacred Texts and Translations
Introduction ; Apocrypha, Buddhist ; Apocrypha, Christian ; Bible ; Bible
Translations, Ancient Versions; ; Bible Translations, Modern Period ;
Buddhist Canons: Translations ; Cairo Geniza ; Chinese Translation of
Theological Terms ; Dead Sea Scrolls ; English Bible ; Granth ; Hindu Sacred
Texts ; Mormon, Book of ; Nag Hammadi Texts ; Pali canon ; Panjabi Sacred
Texts ; Peshitta ; Pseudepigrapha ; Qur'an ; Qur'an: Versions ; Rosetta
Stone ; Septuagint ; Talmud ; Targum ; Translation: History ; Vulgate 

4. Religious Languages and Scripts
Introduction ; Akkadian ; Alphabet: Development ; Arabic ; Aramaic, Jewish ;
Armenian ; Avestan ; Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit ; Byzantine (Church) Greek ;
Chinese ; Church Latin ; Church Slavonic ; Coptic ; Devanagari ; Egyptian,
Ancient ; Egyptian Hieroglyphs ; Garshuni ; Ge'ez ; Georgian ; Gothic ;
Gurmukhi ; Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish ; Korean ; Japanese ; Ogam ; Old
Church Slavonic ; Pahlavi ; Palaeography ; Pali ; Panjabi ; Pashto ; Persian
; Phoenician/Punic ; Religious Symbols ; Runes ; Samaritan ; Sanskrit ;
Semitic Languages ; Semitic Scripts: Dissemination and Influence ; Semitic
Scripts: North and South ; Syriac, Christian ; Tamil ; Tibetan ; Ugaritic ;
Yiddish 

5. Special Language Uses
Introduction ; Allegory ; Analogy ; Archaism ; Blessings ; Channeling ;
Copying ; Cursing ; Dharani ; Euphemism ; Evangelism ; Feminism ;
Glossolalia ; Gnosticism ; Hwyl ; Hymns ; Incantations ; Islamic Calligraphy
; Magic ; Mantra ; Masoretic Tradition ; Meditation ; Metaphor ; Metrical
Psalms and Paraphrases ; Mysticism ; Myth ; Oracle ; Performative Utterances
; Postmodernism ; Prayer ; Preaching ; Romanticism ; Shamanism ; Silence ;
Spirituals ; Sutra 

6. Beliefs about Language
Introduction ; Alphabet: Religious Beliefs ; Babel ; Buddhism and Language ;
Christian Views on Language ; Fundamentalism ; Gematria ; Hindu Views on
Language ; Myths about Language ; Names: Religious Beliefs ; Naming ; Ritual
; Taboo Religious ; Taboo Words ; Word of God 

7. Religion and the Study of Language
Introduction ; Arab and Persian Phonetics ; Arabic and Spanish: Linguistic
Contacts ; Arabic Linguistic Tradition ; Aristotle and the Stoics on
Language ; Chinese Linguistic Tradition ; Computers in Religious Studies ;
Hebrew Grammarians ; Indian Linguistic Tradition ; Japanese Linguistic
Thought ; Linguistic Theory in the Later Middle Ages ; Missionaries ;
Missionary Grammars ; Plato and his Predecessors ; Sanskrit, Discovery by
Europeans ; Summer Institute of Linguistics ; Translation: History 

8. Biographies
�lfric ; Agamben, G. ; Albright W.F. ; Andrew of St Victor ; Arnauld, A. ;
Ascham, R. ; Barr, James ; Barthes, R. ; Bataille ; Batchelor, J. ; Bayle,
P. ; Benjamin, W. ; Bergstrasser, G. ; Bhartrihari ; Black, Matthew ;
Bovelles, C. de ; Caldwell, R. ; Carey, William ; Cerulli, E. ; Champollion,
J.-F. ; Coverdale, M ; Crowther, S.A. ; Cyril, St and Methodius, St ; Daly,
M. ; Dante Alighieri ; Davidson, A. B. ; Delitzsch, F. ; Derrida, J. ;
Dobrovsk�, J. ; Driver, G.R. ; Falc'hun, F. ; Foucault, M. ; Frazer, J.G. ;
Gadamer H.-G. ; Gesenius, W. ; Gordon, C.H. ; Gundert H. ; Guthrie, Malcolm
; Hayyuj, J. ; Heidegger, M. ; Herder, J.G. ; Holder, W. ; Humboldt, W. von
; Huss, J ; Ibn Ezra ; Ibn Janah ; Ibn Mada'al Qurtubi ; Irigaray, L ;
Jerome, St. ; Kant, I. ; Kilwardby, R. ; Kimhi, David ; Kittel, G. ; Koelle,
S.W. ; Krapf, J.L. ; Kristeva, J ; Kuiper, F.B.J. ; Kumarajiva ; Lacan, J. ;
Lancelot, C. ; Lepsius, C.R. ; Levinas, E ; Levi-Strauss, C. ; Levita, E. ;
Lowth, R. ; Luther, M. ; Malinowski, B.K. ; Matilal, B.K. ; Meinhof, C.F.M.
; Mesrop, St. ; M�ller, F.M. ; Nida, E. ; Nobili, Roberto de ; N�ldeke, T. ;
Oldendorp, C.G.A. ; Panini ; Petrus Hispanus ; Pike, K.L. ; Planudes, M. ;
Polotsky, H.J. ; Postel, G. ; Priestley, J. ; Rajrajavarma, A.R. ; Reinisch.
S.L. ; Renou, L. ; Reuchlin, J. ; Ricci, Matteo ; Ross, J. ; Saadya Gaon ;
Saussure, F. de ; Scaliger, J.J. ; Schlegel, A.W. ; Schlegel, F. ; Sen, S. ;
Sibawayhi ; Silvestre de Sacy, A.-I. ; Trithemius J. ; Tyndale W. ; Ulfilas
; Ullendorff. E. ; Weber, M. ; Weinreich, U. ; Welmers, W.E. ; Westermann,
D.H. ; Whitney, W.D. ; Whorf, B.L. ; Wilkins, J. ; Wittgenstein, L. ;
Wycliffe, J. ; Young, T. ; Ziegenbalg, B. 

9. Glossary

10. Transcriptional Conventions 

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