Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 14th Edition

By Samuel S. Hill, Frank S. Mead, Craig D. Atwood, Roger E. Olson Published
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The Handbook of Denominations in the United States has long been the gold standard for reference works about religious bodies in America. The purpose of this Handbook is to provide accurate and objective information about the most significant Christian traditions and denominations in the United States today. It contains descriptions of over 200 distinct Christian denominations as well as overviews of the several major Christian traditions to which they belong—based on shared historical and theological roots and commitments. The information for each denomination has been provided by the religious organizations themselves and focuses on the denominations' doctrines, statistics, and histories.

The 14th edition is completely updated with current statistics, new denominations, and recent trends. The book has been made more useful and manageable by moving very small groups into broader articles while giving more detail and description to the large and influential denominations.


About the Authors

Samuel S. Hill

Samuel S. Hill, Professor of Religion at the University of Florida is recognized as an authority in American denominationalism. Hill has revised and edited the Handbook of Denominations since 1985.

Roger E. Olson

Roger E. Olson is Foy Valentine professor of Christian theology and ethics at Baylor University. A past president of the American Theological Society (Midwest Division), Olson has been the co-chair of the Evangelical Theology Group of the American Academy of Religion for two years. An expert in historical theology, he is a frequent preacher, teacher and speaker for local churches and organizations.