Handbook of Denominations in the United States

Handbook of Denominations in the United States

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by Frank Spencer Mead
     
 

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The Handbook of Denominations has been recognized as an accurate, objective, and comprehensive source of information on denominational groupings in the United States for over half a century. This new edition, offered at the dawn of a new millennium, has been thoroughly revised. However, it maintains the accessibility and readability that have been hallmarks of

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The Handbook of Denominations has been recognized as an accurate, objective, and comprehensive source of information on denominational groupings in the United States for over half a century. This new edition, offered at the dawn of a new millennium, has been thoroughly revised. However, it maintains the accessibility and readability that have been hallmarks of previous editions.

The eleventh edition presents updated entries on the major Christian denominations in the United States -- their historical background, their doctrines or main teachings, and their polity or structure of governance. Included are statistics on the number of churches and church members and information about church-related schools and institutions. The Handbook also treats the major branches of Judaism and Islam that are found in the U.S.

The new edition features a reorganized division of denominational "families" intended to help readers find information on and understand relationships between churches more quickly. A new introduction on religion in America, lists of church membership in the main ecumenical organizations, charts depicting the historical development of denominations, a directory of denominational headquarters and Web sites, a list of suggested readings, and an index add to the usefulness of the volume.

Clearly the standard in the field, the Handbook of Denominations is an essential resource for seminary students, clergy, laity, librarians, journalists, researchers, teachers -- in short, for anyone seeking authoritative information on religious life in America!

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Entries on major Christian denominations in the US give information on their historical background, their teachings, and their polity or structure of governance. Included are statistics on the number of churches and church members and information about church-related schools and institutions. There is also information on major branches of Judaism and Islam found in the US. This 11th edition features a new introduction overviewing religion in America, a reorganization of "church family" groupings, a directory of denomination headquarters and Web sites, updated and standardized statistical information, and charts showing the relationship of church bodies to one another. Mead served as editor of the . Hill is professor emeritus of religion at the University of Florida. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780687014781
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Handbook of Denominations in the United States Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.25(d)

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Handbook of Denominations in the United States 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Informative but everything is kept simple in explanation. Offers an unprejudiced look into the various religions in the U.S.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Handbook' really gives great variety of information on virtually every denomination. It's a great resource for every Christian to posess for helpful information on history, organization, and detailed looks into the 'rules and regulations' of all kinds of denominational outlooks. GREAT RESOURCE!