The Essential Handbook Of Denominations And Ministries (Hardcover)

    The Essential Handbook Of Denominations And Ministries (Hardcover)

    George Thomas Kurian & Sarah Claudine Day
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    This valuable resource identifies and describes more than 200 of the largest denominations and 300 ministries in the United States and explains their histories, beliefs, and traditions.

    Though the church universal is an ancient institution, the contemporary ministry landscape is always changing. That's why a new resource with useful information about Christian organizations is needed.

    The Essential Handbook of Denominations and Ministries is an easy-to-use guide to more than 200 of the largest denominations and 300 ministries in the United States. The entries for organizations include a brief history and summary, a contemporary profile, and discussion on doctrinal emphases, creeds, membership, and interdenominational and ecumenical alliances. Pastors, ministry leaders, community leaders, and students will find this resource a helpful guide as they seek to understand Christian denominations and ministries.

    About the Author

    George Thomas Kurian (1931-2015) was president of the Encyclopedia Society and the editor of sixty books, including twenty-seven encyclopedias. He was coeditor of the World Christian Encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilizations, the Dictionary of Christianity, and Encyclopedia of Christian Literature.

    Sarah Claudine Day is the managing editor of the Encyclopedia Society and has worked on a number of multivolume works, including, most recently, Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, and the Encyclopedia of Political Science. She has written articles appearing in several reference books.