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The encyclopedia of American religions, religious creeds

a compilation of more than 450 creeds, confessions, statements of faith, and summaries of doctrine of religious and spiritual groups in the United States and Canada
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Gale Research Co. , Detroit, Mich
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StatementJ. Gordon Melton, editor.
ContributionsMelton, J. Gordon., Sauer, James
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LC ClassificationsBT990 .E58 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2400273M
ISBN 100810321327, 0810354918
LC Control Number87030384

Not intended to replace other sources, this volume emphasizes contemporaneity by including only creeds currently acknowledged. Texts are arranged by the "religious family" groupings used in Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions (Gale, 2d ed.).

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Click Download or Read Online button to get the encyclopedia of american religions book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Presents coverage of more than 2, North American religious groups in the U.S.

and Canada, from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Entries contain essays and directory listings that describe the historical development of religious families and give factual information about each group within those families, including, where available, headquarter location, membership figures,/5(2).

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Religion in the United States is diverse with Christianity being the majority religion, although declining at rapid pace. Various religious faiths have flourished within the United States.

Slightly over 50% of Americans report that religion plays a very important role in their lives, a proportion unique among developed countries. Freedom of religion in the United States is guaranteed in the. Religion, human beings’ relation to that which they regard as holy, sacred, absolute, spiritual, divine, or worthy of especial reverence.

Worship, moral conduct, right belief, and religious creeds book in religious institutions are among the constituent elements of the religious life. Add tags for "The Encyclopedia of American religions, religious creeds. Volume II: a compilation of more than creeds, confessions, statements of faith, and summaries of doctrine of religious and spiritual groups in the United States and Canada".

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Gordon Melton first published inby Consortium Books, A McGrath publishing company. It is currently in its ninth edition and has become a standard reference work in the study of religion in the United States. Creeds in the major religions Origins and functions of creeds. These beliefs, however, need not be explicitly articulated but may be wholly embedded and transmitted in rituals, myths, and social structures and is especially true in the most rudimentary forms of religious behaviour.

Even when differentiated from other factors, beliefs are frequently not stated in creedal form but. A multidisciplinary examination of religion in American life. Encyclopedia of Religion in America examines how religious history and practices are woven into the political, social, cultural, and historical landscape of North America.

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By a "creed" I refer to a source of authority which a group recognizes as a standard of guidance by which it determines church doctrine. Should we accept as authority in religion the various creeds, creed books, and church laws written by men according to their human wisdom, or should we follow the Divine wisdom revealed in Scripture.

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A basic creed of reverence for universal nature and the tenets of "faith, hope, love and charity" characterize the collective doctrine. The Native American Church is a religion of diffusion that accommodates a wide range of local traditions and practices.

Little did they know that this creed, this summary of the Bible and its teachings, would last to this day, some 1, years later. So, whenever the creed is recited it is a reminder of what Christians specifically believe, and a reaffirmation of their faith.

THE NICENE CREED. We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and. Jerusalem is a holy city for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, whose adherents comprise >50% of the world's population. See Major Holidays for listings of religious holidays.

The world's faithful account for 83% of the global population; the great majority of these fall under twelve classical religions—Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto. Now it has every marking of a religion, with both good and deleterious effects on American society.

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14, AM ET /. 81 entries are listed here. It is simply impossible to list all varieties of religion 1 as we as a species have created an almost infinite variety of religious and transcendental ideas. Items in lower case italics are classes of religion and not actual religions.

For example, "theism" is any religion that contains god(s), and "polytheism" is a form of theism. Faith-based theories: According to David Barrett et al, editors of the "World Christian Encyclopedia: A comparative survey of churches and religions - AD 30 to ," there are 19 major world religions which are subdivided into a total of large religious groups, and many unique faith groups.

1 Among this great religious diversity, there are probably hundreds of different religious creation. Any discussion of southern religion must begin with the landmark works of Samuel S. Hill Jr., whose Southern Churches in Crisis and subsequent books, including The South and the North in American Religion (), have defined the field.

4 Focusing almost exclusively on whites, Southern Churches in Crisis defined the archetypal “culture. American propaganda cast the Cold War as one of history’s great religious wars, between the godless and the God-fearing, between good and evil. It was a simplistic depiction that was supported and promoted in the highest echelons of government and by the leaders of America’s key institutions.

During the course of the presidencies of Harry S. Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, U.S. Nevertheless, Voodoo is still a rather misunderstood religion due to its inaccurate portrayal by the media. Instead of associating this religion with zombies and Voodoo dolls, we should perhaps take the time to better understand Voodoo, and view it as a way of life or a set of guiding principles held by its believers.The book of religions; comprising the views, creeds, sentiments, or opinions, of all the principal religious sects in the world, particularly of all Christian denominations in Europe and America, to which are added church and missionary statistics, together with biographical sketches by Hayward, John,