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"Encyclopedia of Protestantism" explores the movement that began in Europe in the 16th century, established itself in opposition to the Roman Catholic Church, spread around the world, and today lives on in thousands of individual denominations and parachurch organizations. This comprehensive reference to Protestantism covers its history, concepts, people, events, and major organizations worldwide. A special effort has been made to also include those parts of the world in which Protestantism did not take hold until the 19th century, such as Asia, Africa, and Oceania.The entries include: Amish; Biblical criticism; Black theology; The Fundamentals; Hermeneutics; International Pentecostal Holiness Church; Jehovah's Witnesses; Laying on of hands; Neo-Orthodoxy; Nineth-five Theses; Ordination of women; Oriental Mission Society; William Penn; Televangelism; and, Ulrich Zwingli.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816077465
ISBN-10: 0816077460
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 191mm x 36mm)
Pages: 656
Imprint: Checkmark Books
Publisher: Facts On File Inc
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J. Gordon Melton

J. Gordon Melton is the director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbara, California. He holds an M.Div. from the Garrett Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Melton has been a teacher or lecturer at the University of San Francisco, the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Loyola University in Chicago, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has written or edited more than three dozen books and anthologies as well as hundreds of papers and articles for scholarly journals.

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