World Christian Encyclopedia: A Comparative Study of Churches and Religions in the Modern World, AD 1900-2000

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David B. Barrett
Oxford University Press, 1982 - 1010 pagini
This work systematically describes, in fourteen sections, the extent, status, and characteristics of the Christian religion, its 150 major ecclesiastical traditions and 20,800 distinct denominations, dioceses, jurisdictions, missions, assemblies, and fellowships. Fully ecumenical in itspresentation, the book treats Christianity in the context of all the great world religions, and the so-called "new religions", as well as atheism, agnosticism, secularism, and Marxism.

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World Christian encyclopedia: a comparative survey of churches and religions in the modern world

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STATUS
1
Global Table 5 Christian cultures and ethnolinguistic peoples ad 19002000
8
global memberships ranked by 7 ecclesiastical blocs
14
CHRONOLOGY
21
METHODOLOGY
37
CULTURE
105
EVANGELIZATION
117
CODEBOOK
123
churches and global memberships in 7 ecclesiastical
792
Global Table 30 Evangelized unevangelized and evangelizing populations on 8 continents
798
DICTIONARY
813
BIBLIOGRAPHY
857
ATLAS
863
HUMAN ENVIRONMENT AND ACTIVITY
864
WHOS
885
DIRECTORY
893

SURVEY
131
STATISTICS
773
Global Table 19 World population ranked by the worlds 76 official state languages ad 1980
779
Global Table 24 World population and Christians divided into 17 races and 432 major
786
viii
903
INDEXES
979
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David Barrett has been a professional golf writer for more than thirty years. For eighteen years, Barrett served as an editor at Golf magazine, where he wrote the popular "Within the Rules" column. He presently serves as editor-in-chief of Fairway Living magazine. A regular contributor to GolfObserver.com and the author of several previous books on golf including Miracle at Merion: The Inspiring Story of Ben Hogan's Amazing Comeback and Victory at the 1950 U.S. Open and Golfing with Dad, he lives in White Plains, New York.

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