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Charles Scribner’s Sons / 1908–1926
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One of James Hastings’ greatest and most complete compilations of religious and historical information, the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (13 vols.) covers a multitude of Christian topics, as well as philosophical and lifestyle principles from other world religions. Featuring a staggering amount of philosophical and religious background information, this encyclopedia took nearly twenty years to complete and features over 10,000 pages, which is the equivalent of an entire bookshelf!
Finding a need for a massive collection of this nature with the expansion of knowledge in the twentieth-century, Hastings created a comprehensive reference work. With over 100 expert contributors, these 13 volumes include topics such as anthropology, mythology, biology, and sociology, in addition to religious subjects such as sacrifice, devotion, faith, and confession. Considered an immediate authoritative work at its publication, Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (13 vols.) is perfect for students, pastors, and anyone needing an overall introduction and summary of various religions and morals.
Hastings provides an invaluable contribution to scholarly reference works, as well as lending perspective into the scholarship of the time. Written in an engaging, readable, and authoritative style, this collection is an essential study aid and reference guide to a wide array of topics. There are also extensive bibliographies to help guide research. The Logos edition makes it easy to use side-by-side with your other reference works, perfect for home study, sermon preparation, and general information. In Logos, the cross-references are linked to other resources in your library. With the advanced search features of Logos, you can easily find the exact articles and topics you're looking for, in less time than searching the print edition.
James Hastings was born in 1852 in Scotland. He was a Presbyterian minister and theologian. Hastings was the editor of many Biblical works, including: Dictionary of the Bible, Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, and The Great Texts of the Bible. He died in 1922.