Handbook of Denominations in America / Edition 12

Handbook of Denominations in America / Edition 12

by Frank S. Mead, Samuel S. Hill
     
 

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

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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:
01/15/2007
Edition description:
12TH
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Alphabetical table of contents for religious groups1
Religion in America15
Abrahamic traditions25
Judaism29
Orthodox38
Hasidic39
Reconstructionist41
Reform42
Conservative43
Messianic44
Jewish fundamentalism45
Christianity47
Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches51
Catholic churches76
Episcopal and Anglican churches102
Lutheran churches112
Reformed, Congregationalist, and Presbyterian churches124
Mennonite and Anabaptist churches148
Friends (Quaker)159
Brethren and Pietist churches166
Baptist churches181
Methodist churches217
Holiness churches236
Christian and Restorationist churches (Stone-Campbellite tradition)248
Adventist and Sabbatarian (Herbraic) churches256
Pentecostal churches276
Native American church302
Fundamentalist and bible churches304
Community and new paradigm churches316
Islam331
Latter-day Saints (Mormons)346
Esoteric, spiritualist, and new thought bodies354
Spiritualism362
Swedenborgian churches364
Unitarians and Universalists368
Baha'i373
Nation of Islam379
Unification church382

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