Contains thematically related sets of articles which provide geographic or cross-cultural comparisons of topics including various world religions, art and religion, science and religion, society and religion and philosophy and religion. Ecology and religion, law and religion, and politics and religion receive extensive treatment. Other articles consider the connections between religion and fiction in various cultures. An extensive set of articles treats the topic of gender and religion. The set also includes 14 visual essays on broad topics of time, space, and social relations. The synoptic outline of contents included in volume 15 provides, for each religion and various other topics, a listing of principal and supporting articles as well as a list of biographies.