Religion Resources at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Ed. Stanley M. Burgess and Gary B.
McGee (BR1644.D53 1988).

Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics. Ed. James Hastings (BR95.H6E1).

Ferm, Vergilius. An Encyclopedia of Religion (BL3l.F4).

New International Dictionary of the Christian Church. Ed. J.D. Douglas (BR95.D68).

New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. Ed. Samuel Macauley Jackson

New 20th-Century Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. Ed. J.D. Douglas. 2d ed. (BR95.N395

Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. Ed. F.L. Cross. 3d ed., ed. E.A. Livingstone
(BR95.O8 1997).

Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. Ed. Alan Richardson and John S. Bowden
(BR95.W494 1983).

World Christian Encyclopedia: A Comparative Survey of Churches and Religions in the Modern
Ed. David B. Barrett, George T. Kurian, Todd M. Johnson (BR157.W67 2001).


Churches and Church Membership in the United States, 1990: An Enumeration by Region, State and
Ed. Martin B. Bradley, et al. (BR526.C48 1992).

Mead, Frank S. Handbook of Denominations in the United States. 9th ed. (BL2525.M425

Melton, J. Gordon. Encyclopedia of American Religions. 4th ed. (BL2530.U6M443 1993).

Piepkorn, Arthur Carl. Profiles in Belief: The Religious Bodies of the United States and
(BL2530.U6P53 1977).

Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Various years of an annual publication


Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People BR515.A4).

Latourette, Kenneth Scott. A History of Christianity (BR145.L28).

Latourette, Kenneth Scott. A History of the Expansion of Christianity (BR145.L3).

Schaff, Philip. History of the Christian Church (BR145.S3).


A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines. Ed. William Smith
and Henry Wace (BR95.S65).

Farmer, David Hugh. The Oxford Dictionary of Saints BR1710.F34 1987).

Who’s Who in Religion (BL2530.U6W48).


Gaustad, Edwin Scott. New Historical Atlas of Religion in America (G1201.E4G3 2000).