American Religious History -- Special Topics

Selected Reference Sources

Encyclopedia of African American Religions. Larry Murphy, J. Gordon Melton, Gary L Ward, editors. New York: Garland Pub., 1993. lxxvi, 926 p.; 29 cm. (Religious information systems; vol. 9) (Garland reference library of social science; vol. 721) [Ref. BR563.N4 E53 1993]

The Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions. Stephen D. Glazier, editor. New York: Routledge, 2001. xx, 452 p.: ill., maps; 29 cm. (Routledge encyclopedias of religion and society) [Signed articles with bibliographies; some of the articles are long, so using the index is important for locating specific references.] [Ref. BL2462.5.E53 2001]

Jones, Charles Edwin, 1932-. Black Holiness: A Guide to the Study of Black Participation in Wesleyan Perfectionist and Glossolalia Pentecostal Movements. Metuchen, N.J.: American Theological Library Association: Scarecrow Press, 1987. xxxi, 388 p.; 22 cm. (ATLA bibliography series; no. 18) [Jones has also done a general bibliography on Holiness as well as one on Pentecostalism] [Ref. Z1361.N39 J66 1987]

African-American Religion: Research Problems and Resources for the 1990s: Proceedings of the Symposium: May 26, 1990, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. New York, N.Y.: The Center, c1992. vii, 159 p.; 23 cm. [Proceedings of the symposium "Preservation of the Black Religious Heritage Project."] [Ref. BR563.N4 A34 1990]

Discovering Latino Religion: A Comprehensive Social Science Bibliography. Antonio M. Stevens Arroyo, editor. New York, N.Y.: Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, c1995. 142 p.; 24 cm. (Bildner Center series on religion; v. 4) (PARAL series; v. 4) [Ref. BR563.H57 D57 1995]

Hispanic Christianity Within Mainline Protestant Traditions: A Bibliography. Paul Barton and David Maldonado, editors. Decatur, Ga.: Asociacion para la Educacion Teologica Hispana, 1998. iii, 318 p.; 24 cm. [Ref. BR563.H57 H57 1998]

Hirschfelder, Arlene B., and Paulette Fairbanks Molin. The Encyclopedia of Native American Religions: An Introduction. New York: Facts on File, c1992. xii, 367 p.: ill.; 29 cm. [Tozzer: REF E98.R3 H5 1992]

Melton, J. Gordon. Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America. Rev. and updated ed. New York: Garland Pub., 1992. xv, 407 p.; 22 cm. (Religious information systems series; vol. 7) (Garland reference library of social science; vol. 797) [Ref. BL2525.M45 1992]

Lewis, James R. The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1998. 595 p.: ill., ports.; 25 cm. [Bibliography is at the end, not with individual articles.] [Ref. BL2525.L49 1998]

Choquette, Diane. New Religious Movements in the United States and Canada: A Critical Assessment and Annotated Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, c1985. i, 235 p.; 25 cm. (Bibliographies and indexes in religious studies; no. 5) [Ref. Z7834.U6 C46 1985]

Nadell, Pamela Susan. Conservative Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook. New York: Greenwood Press, c1988. xvi, 409 p.; 25 cm. (Jewish denominations in America) [Ref. BM750.N33 1988]

Sherman, Moshe D. Orthodox Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996. x, 291 p.; 24 cm. (Jewish denominations in America) [Ref. BM750.S395 1996]

Reform Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook. Kerry M. Olitzky, Lance J. Sussman, and Malcolm H. Stern, editors. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993. xxxi, 347 p.; 25 cm. (Jewish denominations in America) [Ref. BM750.R39 1993]

Islam in North America: A Sourcebook. Michael A. Koszegi, J. Gordon Melton, editors. New York: Garland Pub., 1992. xxii, 414 p.; 23 cm. (Religious information systems series; vol. 8) (Garland reference library of social science; v. 852) [Ref. BP67.A1 I82 1992]

Schultz, Jeffrey D., John G. West, and Iain S. MacLean. Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics. Phoenix, Ariz.: Oryx Press, 1999. (The American political landscape series) [Ref. BL2525.E52 1999]

Encyclopedia of Religion and Society. William H. Swatos, Jr., editor; Peter Kivisto, associate editor; Barbara J. Denison, James McClenon, assistant editors. Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press, c1998. xiv, 590 p.: ill.; 28 cm. [Emphasis on U.S. and Canada; topical (e.g., "life satisfaction") and biographical (e.g., "Wood, Frances") with bibliographies.] [Ref. BL60.E53 1998]

Utter, Glenn H., John W. Storey. The Religious Right: A Reference Handbook. 2nd ed. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, c2001. xii, 382 p.: ill.; 24 cm. (Contemporary world issues) [Directory, bibliography, etc.] [Ref. BR526.U88 2001]

Encyclopedia of Religion in the South. Samuel S. Hill, editor. Macon, Ga.: Mercer, c1984. vii, 878 p.; 27 cm. [Ref. BR535.E52 1984]

Contemporary American Religion. Wade Clark Roof, editor in chief. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, c2000. 2 v. (xxvii, 861 p.): ill.; 28 cm. [Signed articles, bibliographies, and index.] [Ref. BL2525.C65 2000]

Twentieth-century Shapers of American Popular Religion. Charles H. Lippy, editor. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. xxv, 494 p.; 24 cm. [Ref. BL2525.T84 1989]

Lippy, Charles H. Modern American Popular Religion: A Critical Assessment and Annotated Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996. xiv, 250 p.; 25 cm. (Bibliographies and indexes in religious studies; no. 37) [Ref. BL2525.L566 1996]

Encyclopedia of Religious Controversies in the United States. George H. Shriver and Bill Leonard, editors. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997. xii, 542 p.; 24 cm. [Ref. BR515.E53 1997]