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Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (13 vols.)

by Hastings, James

Charles Scribner’s Sons 1908–1926

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Overview

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 Editoritative 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 Editoritative 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.

Key Features

  • Over 10,000 pages of entries
  • Summaries of philosophical and religious topics
  • Includes prefaces, lists of contributors, and charts to guide research

Contributors

  • James Hastings
  • Hartley Alexander
  • James Baldwin
  • Dr. William Bennett
  • Rev. Herbert Edward Douglas Blakiston
  • Gerard Baldwin Brown
  • William Leslie Davidson
  • Rev. Adrian Fortesque
  • Romesh C. Dutt
  • Rev. Arthur Ernest Crawley
  • Rev. Adrian Fortescue
  • Julius Jolly, Ph.D.
  • James Hervey Hyslop
  • David George Hogarth
  • Duncan B. Macdonald
  • Rev. Richard Waddy Moss
  • Bertha Maud Horack Shambaugh
  • William Matthew Flinders Petrie
  • Sir Clements Markham
  • Maurice De Wulf
  • Rev. J. Macbride Sterrett
  • Robert Mark Wenley

Individual Titles

Volume 1: A—Art

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 939

This first volume covers all subjects from the significance of the letter A to Art, including topics from adoration, the influence of Alexander the Great, and arbitrariness. Some topics are covered by more than one Editor, providing valuable context.

Volume 2: Arthur—Bunyan

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 932

Hastings’s second volume includes entries on asceticism, athletics, beauty, the Bible, and how the human body has been regarded.

Volume 3: Burial—Confessions

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 919

The third volume contains subjects such as Burma, charms and amulets, cherubs, and circumcision.

Volume 4: Confirmation—Drama

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 931

Volume 4 covers topics such as congregation, conscience, the Coptic Church, councils and synods, death, and Descartes.

Volume 5: Dravidians—Fichte

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 933

This volume covers a large section on dreams, drums, emancipation, epiphany, ethics, and festivals and feasts.

Volume 6: Fiction—Hyksos

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 920

Hastings’s sixth volume covers topics such as fortune, gifts, holiness, Greek religion, and heredity.

Volume 7: Hymns—Liberty

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 864

This ninth volume covers subjects such as images and idols, initiation, justification, kinship, and laity.

Volume 8: Life and Death—Mulla

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 944

This eighth volume includes a section on differing views on life and death, light and darkness, including topics on the Mayans, miracles, and love.

Volume 9: Mundas—Phrygians

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 942

This ninth volume covers subjects such as music, the importance of names, parthenogenesis, philosophy, and personification.

Volume 10: Picts—Sacraments

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: 944

Hastings’s tenth volume includes entries on righteousness, the priesthood, prayer, Purim, and rationalism.

Volume 11: Sacrifice—Sudra

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: 916

The eleventh volume contains entries on scholarship, sermons, and seminary.

Volume 12: Suffering—Zwingli

  • Author: Roland Boer
  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages: 910

Hastings compiles information from views on suffering to a summary of the Swiss Reformer Ulrich Zwingli. Other topics covered in this volume are utilitarianism, theosophy, the Talmud, as well an extensive section on how different religions have regarded the sun, moon, and stars.

Title 1

  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Series: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1926
  • Pages: 775

The final volume is an index to the entire collection, featuring a general index, as well as for foreign words, scripture passages, and authors of the entries.

Product Details

  • Title: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (13 vols.)
  • Editor: James Hastings
  • Publisher: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethic
  • Volumes: 13
  • Pages: 10,949

About James Hastings

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.

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