April 01, 2008
This impressive compendium offers succinct descriptions and explanations of the world's beliefs, philosophies, movements and spiritual concepts, along with myriad denominations, cults, and sects, all cross-referenced and indexed for ease of searching. It also addresses religious-secular debate and systems such as deism, atheism, agnosticism, Utilitarianism, Darwinism, and Marxism. Browsing through The Watkins Dictionary provides a fascinating overview of the yearning of the human spirit for connection to something greater, whether religious or secular. It would be a most useful reference book for anyone interested in the nature of religions, faith and spiritual inquiry.