Nelson's Guide to Denominations: The Primary Resource for Understanding and Navigating America's Christian Organizations

Nelson's Guide to Denominations: The Primary Resource for Understanding and Navigating America's Christian Organizations

by J. Gordon Melton Ph.D. (Editor)

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Nelson's Guide to Denominations: The Primary Resource for Understanding and Navigating America's Christian Organizations by J. Gordon Melton Ph.D.

The Complete Guide to American Denominations and Christian Organizations. Nelson's Guide to Denominations provides essential data on 800+ Protestant and Catholic churches operating in the United States and Canada, plus ecumenical and cooperative associations and parachurch organizations. Every entry reports the name of the group, a brief history, key leaders or a contact person, address, email and/or website, membership stats, unique features, world mission affiliates, and sidebars on special ministry initiatives. The guide also includes a section on trends and prospects for the church in North America and a symposium on the Bible in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418501969
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 04/03/2007
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

J. Gordon Melton is the director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbara, California. Founded in 1969, ISAR specializes in the study of America's churches and religious organizations. Dr. Melton is the author of more than thirty books on American religious life and history, including the Encyclopedia of American Religions (Gale Group, 7th edition, 2002), American Religion: An Illustrated History (ABC-Clio, 2000), Protestant Faith in America (Facts on File, 2003), and the Encyclopedia of Protestantism (Facts on File, 2005).

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