Handbook of Denominations in the United States

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Abingdon Press, 1995 - Reference - 352 pages
A reference on America's religious denominations, with information on some 200 religious groups. Descriptions of denominations and sub- groups discuss historical background, doctrines and teachings, and governmental organization, and offer statistics on churches, members, schools, and institutions. Includes appendices of denominational headquarters, Evangelical traditions, and Pentecostal bodies, plus a glossary. This tenth edition incorporates a new format making it easier to identify large denominational families. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

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Preface to the Tenth Edition
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About the author (1995)

Mead was an ordained Methodist minister, and served as editor-in-chief of The Christian Herald Magazine.

Samuel S. Hill is professor emeritus of religion at the University of Florida. He is author of "Southern Churches in Crisis" and "Encyclopedia of Religion in the South".

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