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Melton, J. Gordon

Overview
Works: 230 works in 785 publications in 1 language and 44,557 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Directories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Biography‡vDictionaries  History  Dictionaries  Controversial literature  Biography  Periodicals 
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 )

58 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 2,843 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 )

44 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,370 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 )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the history, founders, beliefs, and literature of over five hundred nonconventional and alternative religious movements
Biographical dictionary of American cult and sect leaders by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,367 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 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the history, founders, beliefs, and literature of over five hundred nonconventional and alternative religious movements
Encyclopedia of African American religions( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,135 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 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 by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,110 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
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 966 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
American religions : an illustrated history by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 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 787 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 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious leaders of America : a biographical guide to founders and leaders of religious bodies, churches, and spiritual groups in North America by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference by noted scholar J. Gordon Melton provides more than 1,200 detailed biographical profiles of the contemporary and historical men and women responsible for influencing American religion. Features a comprehensive index and a religious affiliation appendix
Encyclopedia of Protestantism by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of Protestantism explores the movement that began in Europe in the 16th century, established itself in opposition to the Roman Catholic Church, spread around the world, and today lives on in thousands of individual denominations and parachurch organizations
Melton's encyclopedia of American religions by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 568 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 504 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 357 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 by Donald Wiebe( Book )

8 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
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English (293)

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The vampire book : the encyclopedia of the undeadThe encyclopedic handbook of cults in AmericaEncyclopedic handbook of cults in AmericaEncyclopedia of African American religionsAmerican religions : an illustrated historyPerspectives on the New AgePrime-time religion : an encyclopedia of religious broadcastingReligious leaders of America : a biographical guide to founders and leaders of religious bodies, churches, and spiritual groups in North America