Dictionary Of American Religious Biography: Second Edition, Revised And Enlarged

Hardcover | April 1, 1993

byHenry Warner Bowden

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The first edition of this award-winning reference, published in 1977, contained 425 biographical profiles of the most significant American religious figures. This new edition includes profiles for 125 additional people, and the earlier biographical sketches have been revised and updated. The volume includes religious leaders who died before July 1, 1992. Among its pages are entries for reformers, philosophers, social activists, doers and dreamers. While many of the people are mainstream, white ordained clergymen, many more stand outside traditional denominations and reflect the cultural and religious diversity of modern America. The result is a systematic overview of 400 years of American religion from the colonial period to the present day. Each profile begins with a capsule summary of the chief events in that person's life. The biographical essay that follows places the basic facts of the figure's life within the larger context of American religious history. A bibliography of the most significant works by and about the figure concludes each entry. Appendices at the end of the work categorize each individual by religious denomination and by place of birth.

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The first edition of this award-winning reference, published in 1977, contained 425 biographical profiles of the most significant American religious figures. This new edition includes profiles for 125 additional people, and the earlier biographical sketches have been revised and updated. The volume includes religious leaders who died b...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:720 pages, 9.57 × 6.27 × 1.49 inPublished:April 1, 1993Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313278253

ISBN - 13:9780313278259

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?In this revised edition, Bowden has added 125 figures and in some form reworked his profiles or bibliography of 350 others. As with other reference works, increased attention is given to women and minorities. Atheists, freethinkers, and cult leaders are included, as are people whom Bowden concedes are outright charlatans. As with the first edition, the brief essays are succinct and probing, ably capturing the impact of the subject's life. The new edition retains the distinction of the old. This volume--like its predecssor--is up to Bowden's usual high standard.??Anglican and Episcopal History