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Melton, J. Gordon

Overview
Works: 224 works in 848 publications in 1 language and 43,229 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Directories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  History  Handbooks and manuals  Controversial literature  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Contributor
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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 )

64 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,845 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 encyclopedic handbook of cults in America by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,916 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( )

42 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 2,894 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
The vampire book : the encyclopedia of the undead by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

49 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the myth, lore, and representation in popular culture of vampires and vampire legends from around the globe
Cults, religion, and violence( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 2,164 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
Perspectives on the New Age by James R Lewis( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays from several perspectives, proceeding from a historical orientation to accounts on specialized aspects of the New Age movement and New Age spirituality
American religions : an illustrated history by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,628 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
Biographical dictionary of American cult and sect leaders by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The encyclopedia of religious phenomena by J. Gordon Melton( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,286 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
Encyclopedia of African American religions by Larry G Murphy( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,154 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 )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 1,083 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
Melton's encyclopedia of American religions by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 1,075 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
Encyclopedia of Protestantism by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 980 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
The cult experience : responding to the new religious pluralism by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 942 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
Religious celebrations : an encyclopedia of holidays, festivals, solemn observances, and spiritual commemorations( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 793 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
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 )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 776 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
Prime-time religion : an encyclopedia of religious broadcasting by J. Gordon Melton( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam in North America : a sourcebook by Michael A Kőszegi( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of occultism & parapsychology( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about people, events, and topics in occultism and parapsychology; and includes a list of Internet resources, a general bibliography, and an index
 
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Cults, religion, and violence
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The encyclopedic handbook of cults in AmericaReligions of the world : a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practicesThe vampire book : the encyclopedia of the undeadCults, religion, and violencePerspectives on the New AgeAmerican religions : an illustrated historyThe encyclopedia of religious phenomenaEncyclopedia of African American religions
Alternative Names
Gordon Melton, J.

Gordon Melton, J. 1942-

Gordon Melton, John 1942-

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

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Мелтон, Джон Гордон

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English (362)