Religious leaders of America: a biographical guide to founders and leaders of religious bodies, churches, and spiritual groups in North America
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. Each biographical profile begins with the name, birth date and place, death date and place (if applicable), and affiliation/occupation of the religious leader. A detailed discussion of the individual's life and beliefs follows, including: the leader's training and background; the people, places and events that shaped the leader's beliefs; and much more. Features a comprehensive index and a religious affiliation appendix.
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Melton, author of the esteemed Encyclopedia of American Religions ( LJ 9/1/79), here provides 1,044 biographical profiles of post-Civil War religious leaders in America. In addition to entries for the ... Read full review