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Historical dictionary of the Salvation Army

Author: John G Merritt
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006.
Series: Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements, no. 68.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Most people are familiar with The Salvation Army, but few know much about this unique Christian organization, founded in London in 1865 by William Booth, its first general. This Historical Dictionary of The Salvation Army provides a wealth of information on all aspects of The Salvation Army - its history, organization, structure, beliefs, and activities around the world. Written by over 150 contributors, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Historical dictionary of the Salvation Army.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006
(OCoLC)609316171
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John G Merritt
ISBN: 0810853442 9780810853447 9780810853447
OCLC Number: 63116864
Description: xxxiv, 798 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The dictionary --
Appendixes: --
A. The generals of The Salvation Army --
B. The Chiefs of the Staff of The Salvation Army --
C. Wives of the generals of The Salvation Army --
D. Children of William and Catherine Booth --
E. Doctrines of The Salvation Army --
F. International Spiritual Life Commission affirmations --
G. Ranks and designations --
H. Commissioners, 1880-2005 --
I. Recipients of the Order of the Founder, 1920-2005.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements, no. 68.
Responsibility: edited by John G. Merritt.
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"Most people are familiar with The Salvation Army, but few know much about this unique Christian organization, founded in London in 1865 by William Booth, its first general. This Historical Dictionary of The Salvation Army provides a wealth of information on all aspects of The Salvation Army - its history, organization, structure, beliefs, and activities around the world. Written by over 150 contributors, this volume contains a broad introduction, hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries, a comprehensive chronology, numerous appendixes containing both statistical information and Salvation Army documents, an extensive bibliography, and 16 pages of photos."--BOOK JACKET.

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