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Melton, J. Gordon

Overview
Works: 227 works in 763 publications in 1 language and 43,986 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Directories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  History  Dictionaries  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: BL2525, 200.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about J. Gordon Melton
 
Most widely held works by J. Gordon Melton
The encyclopedia of American religions by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

57 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 2,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of creeds, confessions, statements of faith, and summaries of doctrine of religious and spiritual groups in the United States and Canada
The vampire book : the encyclopedia of the undead by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

43 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the myth, lore, and representation in popular culture of vampires and vampire legends from around the globe
The encyclopedic handbook of cults in America by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical dictionary of American cult and sect leaders by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The encyclopedia of American religions by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedic handbook of cults in America by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the history, founders, beliefs, and literature of over five hundred nonconventional and alternative religious movements
Religions of the world : a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practices by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

44 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries examine every major belief and significant practice around the world as well as the religious history of each and key religious communities
Encyclopedia of African American religions( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preceded by three introductory essays and a chronology of major events in black religious history from 1618 to 1991, this A-Z encyclopedia includes three types of entries: * Biographical sketches of 773 African American religious leaders* 341 entries on African American denominations and religious organizations (including white churches with significant black memberships and educational institutions)* Topical articles on important aspects of African American religious life (e.g., African American Christians during the Colonial Era, Music in the African American Church)
The cult experience : responding to the new religious pluralism by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unbiased look at cults and their impact on American life, discussing who joins and why, suggesting actions the traditional church can take, and offering guidance for parents and families
The encyclopedia of American religions, religious creeds : a compilation of more than 450 creeds, confessions, statements of faith, and summaries of doctrine of religious and spiritual groups in the United States and Canada( Book )

in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: A compilation of more than 450 creeds, confessions, statements of faith, and summaries of doctrine of religious and spiritual groups in the United States and Canada
American religions : an illustrated history by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of religious practice and belief in the United States, covering a period that ranges over five hundred years, and includes over two hundred illustrations
Perspectives on the New Age by James R Lewis( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prime-time religion : an encyclopedia of religious broadcasting by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of Protestantism by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Encyclopedia of Protestantism explores a religious movement that began in Europe in the 16th century, subsequently spread around the world, and in the present day lives on in literally thousands of individual denominations and parachurch organizations. Applying a broad definition of the term Protestantism, coverage includes the Reformation churches, the Protestant-like churches that predated them, and the Free Churches. A special effort has been made to also include those parts of the world in which Protestantism did not take hold until the 19th century, regions that are now home to the growing edge of the movement, such as Asia, Africa, and Oceania. A comprehensive introduction, further readings, cross-references, and a chronology, in addition to photographs, a general bibliography, and a thorough index, make Encyclopedia of Protestantism an easy-to-use and essential reference for high school and college students, researchers, and general readers."--Cover page 4
Melton's encyclopedia of American religions by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory essays provide an overview of American and Canadian religion. The religious family chapters contain 24 general essays that trace historically the rise of the 24 major religious families and traditions into which most U.S. and Canadian bodies can be classified. Directory listings of individual religious groups that fall into each of the 24 religions families immediately follow the narrative for that chapter. A directory listing typically contains the following categories of information: organization name and acronym, address, alternate address, description, membership, educational facilities, periodicals, remarks, and sources. Appendices provide information on organizations that have become defunct and a geographical arrangement of the organizations included in the directory listings.--Excerpted from p. xxiii-xxiv
Cults, religion, and violence( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores the question of when and why violence by and against new religious cults erupts and whether and how such dramatic conflicts can be foreseen, managed and averted
The encyclopedia of religious phenomena by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: From sacred mountains and places of pilgrimage to visions and out-of-body travel, this reference explores unusual and unexplained physical events, apparitions, and other phenomena rooted in religious beliefs. Each entry features a balanced presentation and includes a description of the phenomenon, the religious claims surrounding the occurrence, and a scientific response. Touring the world and history, this comprehensive reference includes entries on angels, comets, Marian apparitions, and religious figures such as Jesus, Mohammad, and Lao Tzu
Religions of the world : a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practices( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries examine every major belief and significant practice around the world as well as the religious history of each and key religious communities
Religious celebrations : an encyclopedia of holidays, festivals, solemn observances, and spiritual commemorations( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious Celebrations is an alphabetically organized encyclopedia that covers more than 800 celebratory occasions from all of the world's major religious communities as well as many of the minor faith traditions. The encyclopedia provides a complete reference tool for examining the myriad ways people worldwide celebrate their religious lives across religious boundaries, providing information on numerous celebratory activities never before covered in a reference work
 
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The encyclopedic handbook of cults in America
Alternative Names
Gordon Melton, J.

Gordon Melton, J. 1942-

Gordon Melton, John 1942-

J. Gordon Melton Amerikaans historicus

John Gordon Melton

John Gordon Melton US-amerikanischer religionswissenschaftler

Melton, J. G. 1942-

Melton, J. Gordon

Melton, J. Gordon (John Gordon), 1942-

Melton, John G. 1942-

Melton, John Gordon.

Melton, John Gordon 1942-

Мелтон, Джон Гордон

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Languages
English (309)

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The vampire book : the encyclopedia of the undeadThe encyclopedic handbook of cults in AmericaEncyclopedic handbook of cults in AmericaReligions of the world : a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practicesEncyclopedia of African American religionsAmerican religions : an illustrated historyPerspectives on the New AgePrime-time religion : an encyclopedia of religious broadcasting