Major Encyclopedias of Religion

Comprehensive Encyclopedias of Religions

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Core Encyclopedias of Individual Religions

Select Encyclopedias on Specific Topics in Religion

Religion and... (Cross-Disciplinary Encyclopedias)

Scarecrow's Historical Dictionaries Series

Scarecrow Press has published an extended series of one-volume historical dictionaries of religions. To browse the list search for Search for "History Dictionary of" and the name of the religion in the Library Catalog. For the newer editions search for, "A to Z of" as a phrase in All Fields AND the name of the religion. Example:

You can also browse the Historical Dictionaries list by searching "Historical Dictionaries of Religions Philosophies and Movements" as a title.