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From sacred mountains and places of pilgrimage to visions and out-of-body travel, this reference explores unusual and unexplained physical events, apparitions, and other phenomena rooted in religious beliefs. Each entry features a balanced presentation and includes a description of the phenomenon, the religious claims surrounding the occurrence, and a scientific response. Touring the world and history, this comprehensive reference includes entries on angels, comets, Marian apparitions, and religious figures such as Jesus, Mohammad, and Lao Tzu.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781578592098
ISBN-10: 1578592097
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 185mm x 23mm)
Pages: 380
Imprint: Visible Ink Press
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J. Gordon Melton

J. Gordon Melton is a research specialist in the Dept of Religious Studies, University College-Santa Barbara and author of a number of encyclopaedic works.

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