Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics

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The Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics is a 12-volume work (plus an index volume) edited by James Hastings, written between 1908 and 1921 and composed of entries by many contributors. It covers not only religious matters but thousands of ancillary topics as well, including folklore, myth, ritual, anthropology, psychology, etc. It was originally published by T&T Clark in Edinburgh, and Charles Scribner's Sons in the United States.


  1. AArt
  2. ArthurBunyan
  3. BurialConfessions
  4. ConfirmationDrama
  5. DravidianFichte
  6. FictionHyksos
  7. HymnsLiberty
  8. Life and DeathMulla
  9. MundasPhrygians
  10. PictsSacraments
  11. SacrificeSudra
  12. SufferingZwingli
  13. Index


Several volumes are available from Google Books in "full view" mode.[1] The first few volumes are available from the Internet Archive.[2] It was reprinted by Kessinger Publishing in 2003, divided into 24 volumes without the index. Volume 13 (The Index) is available from Google Books in "limited view" mode and in full from the Internet Archive .[3] Varda Books has also released an online edition (requires registration to view, requires payment to download).[4][5]


  1. ^ Hastings, James; Selbie, John Alexander; Gray, Louis Herbert (1910). Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics. ISBN 9780567065032. Retrieved 18 September 2014 – via Google Books Search.
  2. ^ "Internet Archive volumes". Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Full text of "Encyclopaedia of religion and ethics"". Internet Archive. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Varda Books announcement". 24-7 Press Release Newswire. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Varda Books version online at eBookShuk". Retrieved 18 September 2014.

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