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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions, Revised and updated edition, Hardcover

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions, Revised and updated edition, Hardcover
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Shipping Weight: 2.50 pounds
Code: 9780310239543
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ISBN: 0310239540

Format: Hardcover, Printed      
Paper Edge Description: White
Page Count: 544
Size: 7.6 in. wide x 9.4 in. high x 1.2 in. deep (Metric:193 mm x 239 mm x 30 mm)
Weight: 2.305 lb
(1044 gm)
Available: August, 2006
Publisher: Zondervan

Up-to-date, well-documented, comprehensive coverage of cults, sects, and world religions, from the historical to the contemporary.


An improved, updated edition of a much-needed reference work in an increasingly pluralistic world where all kinds of unconventional religious groups abound.


Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions is arguably the most significant reference book on the subject to be published.  Formerly titled Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult, it provides reliable information on the history and beliefs of nearly every form f r4ligion active today.  This extensively revised edition includes new topics, updated information, and a brand-new format for a clearer, more organized approach,


The authors evaluate the beliefs and practices of each group from the perspective of the Bible ad the historic creeds of the Christian church.  You'll also find group histories, numerous illustrations, charts, current statistics, website, bibliographies, and other useful information.


  • Well-known groups and world religions, such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Islam, and Baha'i.

  • Groups with a significant North American influence, including Santeria, Rastafarians, Haitian Voodo, white Supremacy, Wicca, and Satanism.

Revised, Updated, And Expanded To Include New Entries And New Information:

  • Updated information on Islam and its global impact

  • New entries:  the Branch Davidians, Native American religions, Heaven's Gate, Aum Supreme Truth, the Boston Movement, the Masonic Lodge, and many others

  • Developments in the world of cults and occult