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Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions

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Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions
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Covers numerous North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada. Includes essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Provides, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.
Title: Melton's encyclopedia of American religions
[electronic resource]
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Gale, c2009
Edition: 8th ed
Statement of Responsibility: J. Gordon Melton ; James Beverley, Constance Jones, Pamela S. Nadell, associate editors ; foreword by Rodney Stark
Contents: The development of American religion: an interpretive view
Religion in Canada: a historical survey, 1500 to the present
American religion in the twenty-first century
Interfaith and ecumenical family of organizations
Western liturgical family
Anglicanism
Eastern liturgical family
Lutheran family
Reformed-Presbyterian family
Pietist-Methodist family
Holiness family
Pentecostal family
European Free-Church family
Baptist family
Independent Fundamentalist family
Adventist family
Liberal family
Latter-Day Saints family
Communal family
Western esoteric family I: ancient wisdom
Western esoteric family II: spiritualism and new age
Western esoteric family III: Magick
Western esoteric family IV: Christian Science/Metaphysical
Middle Eastern family, Part I: Judaism
Middle Eastern family, Part II: Islam, Zoroastrianism, and Baha'I
Eastern family, Part I: Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism
Eastern family, Part II: Buddhism, Shinto, Japanese new religions
Unclassified Christian churches
Unclassified religious groups
Summary: Covers numerous North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada. Includes essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Provides, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.
ISBN: 9781414410395
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mi : Gale. Available via World Wide Web
Original Version: Original: xxvi, 1386 p. : ill
System Details: Mode of access: Internet
Subject Headings: United States Religion Cults United States Directories Sects United States Directories Cults United States Sects United States
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: Cults
Sects
Cults
Sects
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It’s hard to judge if websites on religion are partisan, neutral, informational, or proselytizing. Most religions are represented in the US and the information found in this book can be relied on. The other Melton titles on religion are also useful. -Janet I.


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