Brill Dictionary of Religion online

Brill Dictionary of Religion online
As well as terms critical to the study of religion, entries cover six thematic fields: (1) the human being (body, life cycle, perception, sexuality, psyche, emotions, illness and health, death and dying); (2) the individual and the group (socialization, family and genealogy, everyday life, work, violence); (3) environment, society, culture (nature/environment, media, collective representations, identity, society, government, politics, the “other,” law, economy, science, art, aesthetics); (4) elements of religious systems (religion and critique, ritual, communication, dynamics of groups, belief systems, theologies, myth and mythology, gods and goddesses, meaning and signification, morals and ethics); (5) history of religions (time, calendar, history, individual epochs, religious and philosophical traditions, forms of reception); (6) geography and territoriality of religion (place, migration, pilgrimage, heaven/sky, orientation, specific geographical regions and cities).