Handbook of denominations in the United States

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This revised edition of a perennial reference favorite is widely recognized as the most accurate, objective, and comprehensive source of information on America's religious denominations. It includes updated and standardized statistical information; thoroughly revised directory of denominational offices; chart showing the historical relationships of church bodies to one another, and more.

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I like the thoroughness of the book because I can use it to gather information about many denominations about which I have no idea at all. However, I was little disappointed by the fact that the book ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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".

Atwood is the Starbuck Professor of Religion at Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he also serves as chaplain. He has an M.Div. from Moravian Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Church History from Princeton Tehological Seminary. He has served on the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and is an active member of the American Academy of Religion.

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