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The Resource Melton's encyclopedia of American religions, J. Gordon Melton, editor in chief ; James Beverley, associate editor ; Constance Jones, assistant editor ; Pamela S. Nadell, assistant editor

Melton's encyclopedia of American religions, J. Gordon Melton, editor in chief ; James Beverley, associate editor ; Constance Jones, assistant editor ; Pamela S. Nadell, assistant editor

Label
Melton's encyclopedia of American religions
Title
Melton's encyclopedia of American religions
Statement of responsibility
J. Gordon Melton, editor in chief ; James Beverley, associate editor ; Constance Jones, assistant editor ; Pamela S. Nadell, assistant editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This unique reference work provides students and the general public alike with coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. The culmination of more than forty years of research, the information is presented in 26 chapters, each of which focuses on a different religious family. Each chapter includes an overview of the family's history, followed by directory entries on specific groups within that family. The directory entries provide factual information including, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities, and periodicals. This ninth edition of Meltons Encyclopedia of American Religions is an enormous leap forward for a title already acclaimed for its unique coverage. This edition is now two volumes instead of one, reflecting the expanded coverage of Canadian religion. Volume 1 covers the U.S., and Volume 2 covers Canada; both volumes include the same chapters for easy comparison between U.S. and Canadian religious expression. The Canadian volume also includes the Defunct Appendix (for all the religious groups that no longer exist), an alphabetical listing of all religious groups, a geographic listing for an additional way to search the content, and a subject index. - Publisher
Dewey number
200.973/03
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2525
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Melton, J. Gordon
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  • Sects
  • Cults
  • Sects
  • Cults
  • Sects
  • Cults
  • Sects
  • Cults
  • United States
  • Canada
Label
Melton's encyclopedia of American religions, J. Gordon Melton, editor in chief ; James Beverley, associate editor ; Constance Jones, assistant editor ; Pamela S. Nadell, assistant editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volume 1: United States -- Volume 2: Canada
Edition
Ninth edition.
Extent
2 volumes 1,720 pages
Isbn
9781410317797
Isbn Type
(vol. 1 : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016016404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Melton's encyclopedia of American religions, J. Gordon Melton, editor in chief ; James Beverley, associate editor ; Constance Jones, assistant editor ; Pamela S. Nadell, assistant editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volume 1: United States -- Volume 2: Canada
Edition
Ninth edition.
Extent
2 volumes 1,720 pages
Isbn
9781410317797
Isbn Type
(vol. 1 : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016016404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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