Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions, Volumes 1-2

October 30, 2020
Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions, Volumes 1-2

Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions is the firstreference work to offer a comprehensive portrait of love in thecontext of the classic and contemporary literature of Judaism,Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, as well as othercultures and philosophies. Like no volume published to date, itreveals the full richness of religious teachings on love in all itsmany forms, exploring an extensive range of topics that offerphilosophical, psychological, and religious perspectives to guidethe quest for the meaning of love.Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions featuresapproximately 300 subject entries, as well as insightful biographicsketches of preeminent thinkers, all written by a multidisciplinaryteam of some of the foremost scholars on the subject. Entriesexamine both general and culture-specific interpretations of love:not just the dichotomy of spiritual and physical love, but the fullemotional spectrum of love in relationships and practices.Collectively, they encompass love's integral—and sometimesconflicting—role in shaping beliefs and behavior in a vastlydiverse world.https://products.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A1603C