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The 12th edition of the Handbook of Denominations attempts to portray some of the depth and breadth of the major religious traditions in the United States. The religious bodies are grouped in family categories of Abrahamic religions, arranged chronologically: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The information for each group within these families was provided by the religious organizations themselves and focuses on the doctrines, statistics, and histories of institutions. Such information is valuable for making sense of our culture and our neighbors, although much of the inner life of each denomination is not part of such a presentation. This handbook is a helpful resource for clergy, laity, journalists, and the curious who want to know more about the many facets of religious tradition in the United States today.

"For a one-volume text, I have found this work to be outstanding in its scope and depth of information! I have especially enjoyed observing the very interesting denominational changes reflected through the book's several updated editions. I began my study with your Seventh Edition in 1980." Rev. Paul Grustans, Bloomington, MN.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687057849
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2007
  • Edition description: 12TH
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Alphabetical table of contents for religious groups 1
Religion in America 15
Abrahamic traditions 25
Judaism 29
Orthodox 38
Hasidic 39
Reconstructionist 41
Reform 42
Conservative 43
Messianic 44
Jewish fundamentalism 45
Christianity 47
Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches 51
Catholic churches 76
Episcopal and Anglican churches 102
Lutheran churches 112
Reformed, Congregationalist, and Presbyterian churches 124
Mennonite and Anabaptist churches 148
Friends (Quaker) 159
Brethren and Pietist churches 166
Baptist churches 181
Methodist churches 217
Holiness churches 236
Christian and Restorationist churches (Stone-Campbellite tradition) 248
Adventist and Sabbatarian (Herbraic) churches 256
Pentecostal churches 276
Native American church 302
Fundamentalist and bible churches 304
Community and new paradigm churches 316
Islam 331
Latter-day Saints (Mormons) 346
Esoteric, spiritualist, and new thought bodies 354
Spiritualism 362
Swedenborgian churches 364
Unitarians and Universalists 368
Baha'i 373
Nation of Islam 379
Unification church 382
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