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Betz, Hans Dieter, Browning, Don S., Janowski, Bernd, u. Eberhard Jüngel [Eds.]


Religion Past & Present. Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion.


Leiden/Boston: Brill. Vol. 1: A – Bhu. 2007. CIV, 720 S. ISBN 978-90-04-13980-0. Vol. 2: Bia – Chr. 2007. CXII, 664 S. ISBN 978-90-04-14608-2. Vol. III: Chu – Deu. 2007. CXII, 795 S. m. Abb. ISBN 978-90-04-13979-4. Vol. IV: Dev – Ezr. 2008. CXI, 789 S. m. Abb. u. Ktn. ISBN 978-90-04-14688-4. Vol. V: F – Haz. 2009. CXI, 685 S. m. Ktn. ISBN 978-90-04-14689-1. 27,2 x 20,1 cm. Geb. EUR 249,00 pro Band.


John Webster

Religion Past and Present, the first five volumes of which are con­-sidered here, is the English translation of the fourth edition of Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart. It is by any reckoning a remark-able achievement; both in the original and in its English-language version it is surely destined to remain a standard point of reference for at least a couple of decades.
Though RGG4 completely overhauls the three previous editions, it shares the basic conception of its predecessors. It aims to provide economical coverage of all the major fields in Christian theology and religious studies, as well as of cognate areas (history, philosophy, the human and social sciences, law, literature and the other arts). In so doing it presents a thorough but manageably ...

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