Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions
This dictionary contains entries on all the major and many minor religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Taoism. It covers movements, sects, and cults, from Cargo Cults and the New Age movement to Rastafarians and Soka Gakkai. It covers the sacred writings of religions worldwide, and includes short biographies of founders, leaders, gurus, philosophers, mystics, and heretics. There are also entries for contemporary moral issues.