Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics Vol.

The most comprehensive work in its class; includes articles on all religions, ethical systems and movements, religious beliefs and customs, philosophical ideas, moral practices, as well as related subjects in anthropology, mythology, folklore, relevant areas of biology, psychology, economics and sociology.

ABELSON ( JOSHUA), M. A., D. Lit. ( London). Rabbi, Cardiff; author of Immanence of God in Rabbinical Literature, Jewish Mysti­cism, Maimonides on the Jewish Greed. Usury ( Jewish). ABRAHAMS ( ISRAEL), M. A. ( Lond. and Camb.), D. D. ( Heb. Union Coll., Cincin.). Reader in Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature in the University of Cambridge; formerly Senior Tutor in the Jews’ College, London; editor of the Jewish Quarterly Review, 1888– 1908. Symbolism ( Jewish), Talmud, Targums. ADAM ( DAVID STOW), M. A., D. D. Professor of Church History and Systematic Theology in Ormond College, University of Melbourne. Theology. ADENEY ( WALTER FREDERIC), M. A., D. D. Late Principal of Lancashire College, and Lecturer on History of Doctrine in Man­chester University; author of The Greek and Eastern Churches, and other works. Toleration, Waldenses. ALEXANDER ( ARCHIBALD BROWNING DRYSDALE), M. A., D. D. ( Glas.). Minister of the United Free Church at Lang- bank; formerly Lecturer on Ethics and present Assessor to Chair of Ethics and Practical Theology in the United Free Church College, Glasgow; author of A Short History of Philosophy, and other works. Wealth. ALEXANDER ( HARTLEY BURR), Ph. D. Professor of Philosophy in the University of Nebraska; author of vol. x. ( North Ameri­can) of The Mythology of All Races. Worship ( Primitive). ANESAKI ( MASAHARU), M. A., D. Litt., LL. D. Professor of the Science of Religion in the Imperial University of Tokyo; Professor of Japanese Literature and Life in the Uni­versity of Harvard, 1913– 15; author of Buddhist Art in its Relation to Buddhist Ideals; Nichiren, the Buddhist Prophet. Sun, Moon, and Stars ( Japanese), Tathagata, Transmigration ( Buddhist), Vows ( Buddhist). ANGUS ( SAMUEL), M. A., Ph. D. Professor of New Testament and Historical Theology in St. Andrew’s College, Univer­sity of Sydney; author of The Environ­ment of Early Christianity ( 1915). Zealots. ARNOLD ( THOMAS WALKER), C. I. E., Litt. D., M. A. Professor of Arabic, University of London, University College; author of The Preach­ing of Islam; English editor of The En­cyclopoedia of Islam. Toleration ( Muhammadan). BALL ( JAMES DYER), I. S. O., M. R. A. S., M. Ch. Br. R. A. S. Late of the Hongkong Civil Service; author of Things Chinese, The Chinese at Home. Tonsure ( Chinese). BARNS ( THOMAS), M. A. ( Oxon.). Vicar of Hilderstone, Staffordshire. Trees and Plants. BARTLET ( JAMES VERNON), D. D. Professor of Church History in Mansfield College, Oxford; author of The Apostolic Age ( 1900); joint- author of Christianity and History ( 1917). Worship ( Christian). BARTON ( GEORGE AARON), A. M., Ph. D., LL. D. Professor of Biblical Literature and Semitic Languages in Bryn Mawr College, Pennsyl­vania; author of A Sketch of Semitic Ori­gins, ‘ Ecclesiastes’ in the International Critical Commentary, The Origin and De­velopment of Babylonian Writing, Archoeol­ogy and the Bible. Suicide ( Semitic and Egyptian). DE BEAUMONT ( LOUIS- LEOPOLD MARTIAL BAYNARD), D. Sc. Sometime Fellow and Examiner of the Royal University of Ireland; Fellow of the Linnean Society; Member of the ‘ Société Astronomique de France.’ Swedenborg. BENNETT ( WILLIAM HENRY), M. A. ( Lond.), D. D. ( Aberd.), Litt. D. ( Camb.). Late Principal of Lancashire College, Man­chester; sometime Fellow of St. John’s Col- lege, Cambridge; author of The Religion of the Post- Exilic Prophets, and other works. Usury ( Hebrew). AUTHORS OF ARTICLES IN THIS VOLUME ixAnd— Art | Art— Bun  | Bur— Con  | Con— Dra | Dra— Fic  | Fic— Hyk  | Hym— Lib  | Lif— Mul  | Mun— Phr  | Pic— Sac | Sac— Sud  | Suf— Zwi   P a g e      V i e w    P a g e       V i e w  Search | F i n d  | H o m e | Index

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Does God Belong in the Bedroom?
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My Brother s Keeper: A History of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1929-1939.
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Hebrew Ethical Wills
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Notes on the Hebrew Text and the Topography of the Book of Samuel
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ADULT EDUCATION IN CRISIS SITUATIONS


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The Jews of Yugoslavia: A Quest for Community
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