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Associate Professor of History publishes entry in The Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience

April 09, 2009

Andrew Bernstein, associate professor of history:

Bernstein published “Shinto Beliefs and Traditions” in The Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2009).  This two-volume encyclopedia is a compilation of over 300  concepts that explain death-related terms that have become part of everyday social discourse. Bernstein’s contribution is a study of religion and life cycle in Japan, namely the division between Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. On the encyclopedia, Bernstein said, “My entry is one of several hundred in an encyclopedia meant to be a one-stop resource for those interested in, as the title indicates, ‘death and the human experience.’”