American Religious History -- General

Selected Reference Sources

Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience: Studies of Traditions and Movements. Charles H. Lippy, Peter W. Williams, editors. New York: Scribner, 1988. 3 v.; 29 cm. [In-depth articles on broad topics; use the index in v. 3 to locate more specific topics.] [Ref. BL2525.E53 1988]

Melton, J. Gordon. Encyclopedia of American Religions. 6th ed. Detroit: Gale Research, c1999. xxiv, 1243 p.; 29 cm. [Quick overviews of traditions, basic information on current denominations, sects, groups, etc.] [Ref. BL2525.M449 1996]

Religion and Society in North America: An Annotated Bibliography. Robert deV. Brunkow, editor. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-Clio Information Services, c1983. xi, 515 p.; 29 cm. (Clio bibliography series; no. 12) [Ref. Z7831.R44 1983]

Queen, Edward L., Stephen R. Prothero, Gardiner H. Shattuck The Encyclopedia of American Religious History. New York: Facts On File, c1996. 2 v. (x, 800 p.): ill.; 24 cm. [v. 1. A-L -- v. 2. M-Z. Brief articles with some bibliography and pictures.] [Ref. BL2525.Q44 1996]

Young, Arthur P., E. Jens Holley, Annette Blum. Religion and the American Experience, 1620-1900: A Bibliography of Doctoral Dissertations. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1992. x, 479 p.; 25 cm. (Bibliographies and indexes in religious studies ; no. 24) [Based on Dissertations & Theses] [Ref. BL2525.Z99 Y68 1992]

Young, Arthur P. E., Jens Holley; Phyllis C. Watts. Religion and the American Experience, the Twentieth Century: A Bibliography of Doctoral Dissertations. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994. xi, 415 p.; 24 cm. (Bibliographies and indexes in religious studies; no. 31) [Based on Dissertations & Theses] [Ref. BL2525.Z99 Y682 1994]

Bowden, Henry Warner. Dictionary of American Religious Biography. 2nd ed., rev. and enl. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993. ix, 686 p.; 24 cm. [Ref. BL72.B68 1993]

Melton, J. Gordon. Religious Leaders of America: A Biographical Guide to Founders and Leaders of Religious Bodies, Churches, and Spiritual Groups in North America. [1st ed.] Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research, c1991. xxi, 604 p.; 29 cm. [Ref. BL72.M458 1991]

Halvorson, Peter L., and William M. Newman. Atlas of Religious Change in America, 1952-1990. Atlanta, Ga.: Glenmary Research Center, c1994. x, 226 p.: tables, col. maps; 28 cm. [Ref. G1201.E4 H3 1994]

Newman, William M., and Peter L. Halvorson. Atlas of American Religion: The Denominational Era, 1776-1990. Walnut Creek : AltaMira Press, c2000. 176 p.: maps; 30 cm. [Ref. BR515.N49 2000]