The Brill Dictionary of Religion

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Edited by: Kocku von Stuckrad

The impressively comprehensive Brill Dictionary of Religion (BDR) Online addresses religion as an element of daily life and public discourse, is richly illustrated and with more than 500 entries, the Brill Dictionary of Religion Online is a multi-media reference source on the many and various forms of religious commitment. The Brill Dictionary of Religion Online addresses the different theologies and doctrinal declarations of the official institutionalized religions and gives equal weight and consideration to a multiplicity of other religious phenomena. The Brill Dictionary of Religion Online helps map out and define the networks and connections created by various religions in contemporary societies, and provides models for understanding these complex phenomena.

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Olympic Games

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Author(s): Lützenkirchen, Hans-Georg
Organization and Conception 1. Since the first Olympic Games of modern times, which were held in Athens in 1896, the Olympic Summer Games, and since 1924, the Winter Games (Chamonix) are held every four years. Only three times (1916, 1940, 1944) have the Games been cancelled. The organizer of the Olympic Games is the International Olympic Committee (IOC), with headquarters in Lausanne (founded in Paris, 1894). At the head of the IOC stands the President, who is elected by the whole body. The 194 Na…