Faiths Across Time: 5,000 Years Of Religious History, 1st Edition

  • Dr. J. Gordon Melton
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  • ISBN-10: 1610690265
  • ISBN-13: 9781610690263
  • DDC: 200.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2504 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Written for high school students, undergraduates, and general readers interested in the history of world religions, this massive reference chronicles developments in religious history from 3500 BCE through the 21st century. The set comprises four volumes, treating the ancient world from 3500 BCE through 499 CE, 500 through 1399, 1400 through 1849, and 1850 through 2009. Each volume includes hundreds of brief entries, arranged chronologically and then further organized by region and religion. The entries provide fundamental information on topics ranging from the neolithic Ggantija temples near Malta through the election of Mary Douglas Glasspool as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles in 2009. Global in scope and encyclopedic in breadth, this chronology of world religions is an essential purchase for all libraries concerned with the development of human civilization.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Ancient World 3500–1200 BCE.
3500–3000 BCE.
2999–2600 BCE.
2599–2100 BCE.
2099–2000 BCE.
1999–1800 BCE.
1799–1500 BCE.
1499–1200 BCE.
1199–1100 BCE.
1099–1000 BCE.
999–900 BCE.
899–800 BCE.
799–700 BCE.
699–600 BCE.
599–500 BCE.
499–400 BCE.
399–300 BCE.
299–200 BCE.
199–100 BCE.
99–1 BCE.
1–99 CE.
100–199 CE.
200–299 CE.
300–399 CE.
400–499 CE.
Title Page.
500–599 CE.
600–699 CE.
700–799 CE.
800–899 CE.
900–999 CE.
1000–1099 CE.
1100–1199 CE.
1200–1299 CE.
1300–1399 CE.
Title Page.
1400–1499 CE.
1500–1599 CE.
1600–1699 CE.
1700–1799 CE.
1800–1849 CE.
Title Page.
1850–1899 CE.
1900–1999 CE.
2000–2009 CE.
Selected Bibliography.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dr. J. Gordon Melton

Dr. J. Gordon Melton has been studying America's religious landscape for more than forty years. A graduate of Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, with a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in the History and Literature of Religions, Dr. Melton is nationally recognized as a leading authority on religion, particularly the newer, small groups. For more than twenty-five years, he served as the director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion based in Santa Barbara, California, and as a research specialist with the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara. In 2011 the institute moved to Woodway, Texas, and he became the Distinguished Professor of American Religious History at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He has authored a number of articles, textbooks, and reference works on American religion.