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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions

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An improved, updated edition of a much-needed reference work in an increasingly pluralistic world where all kinds of unconventional religious groups abound. Formerly published as Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult.


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An improved, updated edition of a much-needed reference work in an increasingly pluralistic world where all kinds of unconventional religious groups abound. Formerly published as Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult.


Up-to-date, well-documented, comprehensive coverage of cults, sects, and world religions, from the historical to the contemporary INCLUDES . Well-known groups and world religions, such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Islam, and Baha'i . Groups with a significant North American influence, including Santeria, Rastafarians, Haitian Voodo, white supremacy groups, Wicca, and Satanism REVISED, UPDATED, AND EXPANDED TO INCLUDE NEW ENTRIES AND NEW INFORMATION . Updated information on Islam and its global impact . New entries: the Branch Davidians, Native American religions, Heaven's Gate, Aum Supreme Truth, the Boston Movement, the Masonic Lodge, and many others . Developments in the world of cults and the occult Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions is arguably the most significant reference book on the subject to be published. Formerly titled Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult, it provides reliable information on the history and beliefs of nearly every form of religion active today. This extensively revised edition includes new topics, updated information, and a brand-new format for a clearer, more organized approach. The authors evaluate the beliefs and practices of each group from the perspective of the Bible and the historic creeds of the Christian church. You'll also find group histories, numerous illustrations, charts, current statistics, websites, bibliographies, and other useful information.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 345791
  • Product Code 9780310866060
  • ISBN 0310866065
  • EAN 9780310866060
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Reference
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Feb 2010
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 3.32 MB (EPUB)

Gary D Pratico

Gary D. Pratico (Ph.D., Harvard Divinity School) is professor of Old Testament and director of the Hebrew language program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been teaching Hebrew for twenty-five years.

Alvin J Schmidt

Alvin J. Schmidt (PhD, University of Nebraska) retired in 1999 as professor of sociology at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he still lives. He is the author of several books, including The Great Divide: The Failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West, and served as a consulting editor for Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult. SPANISH BIO: Doctor en filosofia de la Universidad de Nebraska, se retiro en 1999 como profesor de sociologia del Colegio de Illinois en Jacksonville, Illinois. Ha contribuido en numerosas publicaciones y es autor de varios libros. Tambi

Miles V Van Pelt

Miles Van Pelt is the co author of Basics of Biblical Hebrew.

George A Mather

Larry A. Nichols is the pastor of Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenville, Rhode Island. He is coauthor of "Masonic Lodge" in the Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious Movements.

Larry A Nichols

Larry A. Nichols is the pastor of Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenville, Rhode Island. He is coauthor of 'Masonic Lodge' in the Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious Movements.

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