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Handbook of Denominations

Discussion in 'Books & Publications Forum' started by rlvaughn, Jun 29, 2001.

  1. rlvaughn

    rlvaughn Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    The 11th edition of the Handbook of Denominations in the United States is available from Abingdon Press and can be found in most Christian bookstores (around $20). The Handbook is a handy source of information about the religions "stemming from the Abrahamic-monotheistic tradition." This work was begun in 1951 by Frank S. Mead and has been continued in the last 5 or so editions by Samuel S. Hill. The present edition was revised and updated by Craig D. Atwood. Although it has a few glaring errors (Baptist Bible Fellowship, Baptist Missionary Association, and Conservative Baptist Association are placed under 'Fundamental Bible Churches' rather than 'Baptist Churches'), it is still the best all-around book for the student, layperson, and pastor who wants to become acquainted with the Christian denominations in the United States, as well as Judaism and Islam.