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American Church History

This guide lists encyclopedia and bibliographic resources for the study of American church history, including both Catholicism and Protestant denominations.


Geisendorfer, James V. A Directory of Religious and Parareligious Bodies and Organizations in the United States. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1989.
     BL2525.G43 1989

Melton, J. Gordon. Directory of Religious Organizations. 3rd ed. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1993.
     Information Desk BL2525.D57 1993

_____. National Directory of Churches, Synagogues, and Other Houses of Worship. 4 vols. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1994.

_____. Religious Bodies in the United States: A Directory. New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1992. Ref. BL2525.M452 1992

Payne, Wardell J., ed. Directory of African American Religious Bodies: A Compendium by the Howard University School of Divinity. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1991.
     BR563.N4D57 1991

Tamoush, Philip, ed. Directory of Orthodox Parishes & Institutions in North America 1994 Edition. Torrance, CA: Orthodox People Together, 1994.

Weber, Paul J. and W. Landis Jones. U.S. Religious Interest Groups: Institutional Profiles. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
     BL2525.W413 1994