Dictionary of American Religious Biography

Greenwood Publishing Group, 1993 - 686 páginas

The first edition of this award-winning reference, published in 1977, contained 425 biographical profiles of the most significant American religious figures. This new edition includes profiles for 125 additional people, and the earlier biographical sketches have been revised and updated. The volume includes religious leaders who died before July 1, 1992. Among its pages are entries for reformers, philosophers, social activists, doers and dreamers. While many of the people are mainstream, white ordained clergymen, many more stand outside traditional denominations and reflect the cultural and religious diversity of modern America. The result is a systematic overview of 400 years of American religion from the colonial period to the present day.

Each profile begins with a capsule summary of the chief events in that person's life. The biographical essay that follows places the basic facts of the figure's life within the larger context of American religious history. A bibliography of the most significant works by and about the figure concludes each entry. Appendices at the end of the work categorize each individual by religious denomination and by place of birth.


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Abbreviations for Standard Reference Sources
Denominational Affiliation
Listing by Birthplace

Términos y frases comunes

Pasajes populares

Página 9 - The History of the Jews, from the Destruction of Jerusalem to the present time.
Página 25 - The Doctrines and Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America. With Explanatory Notes, By Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury.

Sobre el autor (1993)

HENRY WARNER BOWDEN is Professor of Religion at Rutgers University. He has authored or edited several books on American religious history, and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Mormon History, Church History, the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and in several encyclopedias. He is the Series Adviser for Contributions to the Study of Religion (Greenwood Press).

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