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Contemporary American religion

Author: Wade Clark Roof
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Reference USA, ©2000.
Series: Gale virtual reference library.
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"This excellent source furnishes students and scholars with information on contemporary religion, personalities, and popular topics from Fundamentalist Christianity to feng shui."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Encyclopedias
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Contemporary American religion.
New York : Macmillan Reference USA, ©2000
(DLC) 99046712
(OCoLC)42435026
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wade Clark Roof
ISBN: 0028658809 9780028658803
OCLC Number: 55897857
Notes: Available through Gale virtual reference library.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes (xxvii, 861 pages)) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: v. 1. A-L --
v. 2. M-Z. Index. v. 1. Abortion --
Advent --
Adventism --
African-American Religions --
Afro-Cuban Religions --
Afterlife --
Agnosticism --
Allah --
Altar --
Alternative Medicine --
Amish --
Angels --
Animal Rights --
Animal Sacrifice --
Annulment --
Anthropology of Religion --
Anti-Cult Movement --
Anti-Semitism --
Apocalypse --
Appalachia, Religions of --
Archetype --
Ascended Master --
Ashram --
Astral Planes --
Astrology --
Atheism --
Attendance --
Avatar --
Baha'is --
Baptism --
Baptism in the Holy Spirit --
Baptist Tradition --
Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah --
Base Communities --
Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (.-1986), Spiritual Teacher --
Belonging, Religious --
Bhagavad Gītā --
Bible --
Bioethics --
Birth --
Birth Control --
Black Elk (1863-1950), Oglala Lakota Spiritual Leader and Healer --
Black Muslims --
Blasphemy --
Body --
Book of Common Prayer --
Book of Mormon --
Born Again Christians --
Brainwashing --
Branch Davidians --
Bricolage --
British Israelism --
Brownsville Revival --
Bruderhof --
Buddha --
Buddhism --
Calendars --
Calvary Chapel --
Campbell, Joseph (1904-1987), Writer, Mythographer, Teacher --
Campus Crusade for Christ --
Capital Punishment --
Catholic Charismatic Renewal --
Catholic Worker --
Celibacy --
Celtic Practices --
Centering Prayer --
Chakra --
Channeling --
Chanting --
Chanukah --
Charismatic Movement --
Chastity --
Child Abuse by Clergy --
Chinese-American Religions --
Christian Coalition --
Christian Science --
Christmas --
Church --
Church and State --
Church Growth Movement --
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints --
Church Universal and Triumphant --
Circumcision --
Civil Religion --
Civil Rights Movement --
Clergy --
Clothing, Religious --
Colson, Charles W. (1931- ), Presidential Aide and Religious activist --
Communes --
Communion --
Confucianism --
Congregation --
Conscientious Objection --
Conversion --
Coptic Orthodox Church --
Cortese, Aimee García (1929- ), Evangelist --
Creationism --
Creation Spirituality --
Creeds --
Cremation --
Crowley, Aleister (1875-1947), Occultist. --
Crypto-Judaism --
Cult --
Cult Awareness Network --
Culture Wars --
Cursillo Movement --
Cyber Religion --
Dalai Lama (1935- ), Spiritual Leader, Head of State --
Dance --
Da'wa --
Day of the Dead --
Deacon --
Death and Dying --
Death of God --
Deep Ecology --
Denomination --
Devils, Demons, and Spirits --
Dharma --
Dispensationalism --
Divine Light Mission --
Divine Principle --
Divinity --
Divorce, Christian --
Divorce, Jewish --
Dobson, James C., Jr. (1936- ), Evangelical Leader --
Dogmatism --
Dowsing --
Dreams --
Drugs --
Drumming --
Easter --
Eastern Orthodoxy --
Eckankar --
Ecofeminism --
Ecospirituality --
Ecstasy --
Ecumenical Movement --
Eliade, Mircea (1907-1986), Scholar of World Religions --
Elvis Cults --
Encyclical --
Enlightenment --
Epiphany --
Episcopal Churches --
Eschatology --
Est (Erhard Seminar Training) --
Ethical Culture --
Ethics --
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide --
Evangelical Christianity --
Evil --
Existentialism --
Exorcism --
Extraterrestrial Guides --
Faith --
Falwell, Jerry (1933- ), Evangelist and Political Activist --
Family, The --
Fard, W.D. (c. 1877-1934), Religious and Political Leader --
Farrakhan, Louis (1933- ), Religious and Political Leader --
Fasting --
Father Divine (1879-1965), Ministers, Activist, Cult Leader --
Feminist Spirituality --
Feminist Theology --
Feng Shui --
Financing Religion --
Focus on the Family --
Food --
Freedom of Religion --
Freemasonry --
Free Will --
Fundamentalist Christianity --
Future of Religion --
Gender Roles --
Generation X --
Globalization --
Glossolalia --
Gnosticism --
God --
Goddess --
Graham, Billy (1918- ), Evangelist --
Guru --
Hasidim --
Hawaiian Religions --
Healing --
Health --
Heaven --
Heaven's Gate --
Hell --
Heresy --
Heschel, Abraham Joshua (1907-1972), Theologian, Activist, and Poet --
Hinduism --
Holiness Movement --
Holistic Health --
Holocaust --
Holy Land --
Home Schooling --
Humanae Vitae --
Humanism --
Human Potential Movement --
Human Rights --
I Ching --
Icons --
Identity Christianity --
Imam --
Implicit Religion --
Inclusive Language --
International Society for Krishna Consciousness --
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship --
Islam --
Islamic Circle of North America --
Islamic Society of North America --
Jackson, Jesse (1941- ), Minister, Politician, and Civil Rights Activist --
Jainism --
Japanese-American Religions --
Jehovah's Witnesses --
Jesus Movement --
Jesus Seminar --
Jewish High Holy Days --
Jewish Identity --
Jewish Observance --
Jewish Renewal --
Jews for Jesus --
Jihad --
Jones, Jim (1931-1978), Cult Leader --
Journalism, Religious --
Journeys and Journeying --
Judaism --
Judeo-Christian Tradition --
Kabbalah --
Kahane, Meir (1932-1990), Rabbi, Activist --
Kaplan, Mordecai (1881-1993), Rabbi, Activist --
Karma --
King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968), Minister, Civil Rights Leader, and Activist --
Kippah --
Korean-American Religions --
Koresh, David (1959-1993), Charismatic Religious Group Leader --
Kosher --
Ku Klux Klan --
Las Hermanas --
Latino Traditions --
LaVey, Anton Szandor (1930-1997), Cult Leader --
Lazaris --
Legalism --
Lent --
Lesbian and Gay Rights Movement --
Liberation Theology --
Liturgy and Worship --
Lived Religion --
Love --
Lutheran Churches. v. 2. Macrobiotics --
Magic --
Mainline Protestantism --
Malcolm X (1925-1965), Black Muslim Leader --
Mantra --
Marian Devotions --
Marriage, Christian --
Marriage, Jewish --
Martial Arts --
Marty, Martin (1928- ), Author, Scholar, and Editor --
Mary --
Masculine Spirituality --
Material Religion --
Matriarchal Core --
Matriarchy --
Mecca --
Meditation --
Megachurch --
Meher Baba (1894-1969), Indian Spiritual Master --
Mennonites --
Menorah --
Merton, Thomas (1915-1968), Trappist Monk, Activist, Writer --
Mestizo Worship --
Methodism --
Metropolitan Community Church --
Midrash --
Mikveh --
Millennialism --
Ministry --
Miracles --
Missionary Movements --
Moral Majority --
Moral Rearmament --
Mormon Temple --
Mosque --
Mother Teresa (1910-1997), Founder of the Missionaries of Charity --
Muhammad, Elijah Karriem (1897-1975), Religious and Political Leader --
Muhammad, Warith Deen (1933- ), Religious Leader --
Mullah --
Music --
Muslim Brotherhood --
Mysticism --
Myth --
Names and Naming --
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. --
Nation of Islam --
Native American Church --
Native American Religions --
Nature Religion --
Navigators --
Near Death Experiences --
Neopaganism --
New Age Spirituality --
New Religious Movements --
New Thought --
Niebuhr, Reinhold (1892-1971), Theologian and Social Critic --
Nirvāṇa --
Noble Drew Ali (1886-1929), Religious Leader --
Occult, The --
Opus Dei --
Ordination --
Ordination of Women --
Pacifism --
Pantheism --
Pantheon --
Papacy --
Paranormal --
Parish --
Passover --
Pastoral Counseling --
Patriarchy --
Patron Saints and Patron-Saint Feasts --
Peace Churches --
Peak Experience --
Peale, Norman Vincent (1898-1993), Minister and Author --
Pentagram --
Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity --
People's Temple --
Peyote --
Pilgrimage --
Popular Religion --
Posada, La --
Postdenominational Church --
Practice --
Prayer --
Prayer in School --
Preaching --
Premillennialism --
Presbyterianism --
Priestess --
Priesthood --
Prison and Religion --
Process Theology --
Promise Keepers --
Proselytizing --
Prosperity Theology --
Psychic --
Psychology of Religion --
Psychotherapy --
Publishing, Religious --
Purification --
Quakers --
Quantum Healing --
Quantum Physics --
Quest --
Quinceañera, La --
Qur'an --
Rabbinate --
Rajneesh, Bhagwan (1931-1990), Religious Leader --
Ramakrishna Movement --
Ramtha's School of Enlightenment --
Rapture --
Rastafari --
Rave --
Reconstructionist Christianity --
Reiki --
Reincarnation --
Relic --
Religious Communities --
Religious Experience --
Religious Freedom Restoration Act --
Religious Persecution --
Religious Right --
Religious Studies --
Retreat --
Reunions --
Revelation --
Rites of Passage --
Ritual --
Roberts, Granville Oral (1918- ), Evangelist, Television Minister, and College Builder --
Robertson, Marion Gordon "Pat" (1930- ), Televangelist, Media Entrepreneur, Politician --
Rock Masses --
Roman Catholicism --
Rome --
Romero, Oscar Arnulfo (1917-1980), Clergyman and Martyr --
Rosicrucians --
Rosseau, Leoncia Rosado (1912- ), Evangelist, Social Activist --
Sabbat --
Sabbath, Jewish --
Sacraments --
Sacrilege --
Sainthood --
Salvation --
Salvation Army --
Sanctuary Movement --
Santería --
Santos --
Satanic Bible --
Satanists --
Schechter, Solomon (1847-1915), Jewish Scholar --
Schuller, Robert Harold (1926- ), Minister, Televangelist --
Scientology, Church of --
Séance --
Second Coming --
Secret Societies --
Sect --
Secularization --
Seder, Christian --
Seeker Churches --
Self-Help Movement --
Self-Mutilation --
Self-Realization Fellowship --
Seminaries --
Seventh-Day Adventism --
Sexuality --
Shamanism --
Shavuot --
Shivah --
Shrine --
Shunning --
Sikhism --
Silva Mind Control --
Snake Handling --
Sociology of Religion --
Soka Gakkai --
Solar Temple --
Sophia --
Southern Christian Leadership Conference --
Southern Religion --
Space Flight --
Spirit --
Spirit Guides --
Spirit Possession --
Spiritualism --
Spirituality --
Spirituals --
Starhawk (1951- ), Writer, Religious Leader --
Star Trek --
Stations of the Cross --
Subud Movement --
Suffering --
Sufism --
Summerland --
Sun Dance --
Survivalism --
Swaggart, Jimmy Lee (1935- ), Radio and Television Evangelist --
Sweat Lodge --
Synagogue --
Synanon --
Syncretism --
Talmud --
Tantra --
Taoism --
Tao Te Ching --
Tarot --
Televangelism --
Temperance --
Temple --
Temptation --
Testimony --
Theism --
Theodicy --
Theosophical Society --
Thurman, Howard (1899-1981), Clergyman, Educator, Philosopher, Poet, Theologian --
Tibetan Buddhism --
Tillich, Paul (1883-1965), Theologian, Philosopher --
Torah --
Toronto Blessing --
Totem --
Trance --
Transcendence --
Transcendental Meditation --
Transnational Religion --
Trinity --
Triple Goddess --
True Love Waits --
Twelve-Step Programs --
Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) --
Unification Church --
Unitarian Universalist Churches --
Unity --
Upanishads --
Vatican --
Vatican II --
Vedanta Society --
Vedas --
Vegetarianism --
Vineyard Christian Fellowship --
Virgin of Guadalupe --
Visionary --
Vision Quest --
Visualization --
Vodun (Voodoo) --
War Memorials --
Warrior --
Way International, The --
Wicca --
Williamson, Marianne (1952- ), Lecturer, Author, Activist --
Wisdom Literature --
Womanist Theology --
Women's Aglow Fellowship International --
Women's Studies --
Word of Faith Movement --
Work --
World Council of Churches --
Yoga --
Young Life --
Youth for Christ --
Zen --
Zionism.
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library.
Other Titles: Gale virtual reference library.
Responsibility: Wade Clark Roof, editor in chief.

Abstract:

"This excellent source furnishes students and scholars with information on contemporary religion, personalities, and popular topics from Fundamentalist Christianity to feng shui."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
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