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SPIRIN Encyclopedia of Spirituality

Kees Waaijman

SPIRIN Encyclopedia of Spirituality

Kees Waaijman  Workspace


The SPIRIN Encyclopedia is part of Spirituality International (SPIRIN),[1] a web community in which researchers, lecturers, students and professionals in the field of spirituality exchange information, engage in discussion, and explore ways of cooperation.

As a digital reference work in the field of spirituality, it can be seen as a workplace on behalf of the scientific forum of the study of spirituality.

In this lemma "Encyclopedia of Spirituality" we analyze the encyclopedic quest in the area of spirituality, against the background of the phenomenon of encyclopedia in general,[2] thus providing a theoretical framework for the SPIRIN Encyclopedia.

  1. J. Huls & K. Waaijman, 'Spirituality International (SPIRIN)', in: Studies in Spirituality 14 (2004), 335-370.
  2. For an overview see A. Arnar, Encyclopedism from Pliny to Borges in memory of Robert Rosenthal, Chicago 1990; P. Binkley (Ed.), Pre-modern encyclopaedic texts, Leiden-New York 1997; R. Collison, Encyclopaedias: Their history throughout the ages, New York 1964; U. Dierse, Enzyklopädie: Zur Geschichte eines philosophischen und wissenschaftstheoretischen Begriffs, Bonn 1977; J. Green, Chasing the sun: Dictionary-makers and the dictionaries they made, London 1996; T. McArthur, Words of reference: Lexicography, learning and language from the clay tablet to the computer, Cambridge 1986; A. Read, ‘Encyclopaedias and dictionaries’, in: The new encyclopaedia Britannica. Vol. 18, London-Chicago, 1974 (15th ed.), 365-394; J. Dubois & C. Dubois, Introduction à la lexicographie: Les dictionnaires, Paris 1971; Encyclopédies et civilisations, Neuchâtel 1966 (Cahiers d’Histoire Mondiale IX-3); A. Rey, Encyclopédies et dictionnaires, Paris 1982; A. Brewer, Dictionaries, encyclopedias and other word-related books, Detroit 1979; W. Schmidt-Biggeman, Topica universalis, Hamburg 1983.