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A cross-cultural encyclopedia of the main major holy humans in background, studying why humans in quite a lot of spiritual traditions during the global were considered as divinely inspired.

• nearly 1,200 entries together with biographical sketches of holy women and men, plus 20 review articles and sixty four comparative essays

• 270 participants comprise students from 20 countries―all prime specialists at the members and religions they write about

• hundreds of thousands of historic images, illustrations, and work depicting holy males and women

• End-of access bibliographic citations to lead readers to extra resources on every one topic

• Exhaustive topic index

• wealthy cross-referencing constitution that aids navigation between comparable entries

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