Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, 8th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414455216
  • ISBN-13: 9781414455211
  • DDC: 200.973
  • eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2008
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released July 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009
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This comprehensive and compelling resource has coverage on more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada. The content set contains essays and directory listings that describe the historical development of religious families and gives factual information about each group within those families.

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Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 078769696X | ISBN-13: 9780787696962


"The impressive amount of up-to-date data coupled with the user-friendly new features make Melton's eighth edition a must-have resource for virtually every academic and public library in North America."--Booklist, July 2009

— Booklist

"This is a recommended standard reference work."--ARBA, February 1 - May 1, 2009

— Linda M. Turney

"an excellent reference book for most collections. Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through professionals/practioners; general readers."--CHOICE, Oct. 2009

— Barry W. Hamilton

"Theological libraries should regard this resource as essential and give serious consideration to the ebook edition."--Online Journal of the American Theological Library Association December 2009

— Barry W. Hamilton