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Comparative Religion: Denominations

This LibGuide is a starting place for research on religions of the world / denominations. There is a special page on Southern Baptists.

Subject Headings

Christian biography - BR1690-BR1725

Christian communities - BV4405-BV4406

Christian sects - BR157

SEE ALSO Individual sects, i.e. -

  • Anglican Communion
  • Baptist Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.)
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - See Also Mormons
  • Churches of Christ
  • Episcopal Church
  • Fundamentalist churches
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Lutheran Church
  • Methodist Church
  • Mormon Church
  • Protestant Churches
  • Society of Friends

Christian denominations - SEE Christian sects

Christianity - BR1-BR129

Clergy - BV659-BV683

- Appointment, call, and elections - BV664

Denominations - SEE

  • Christian sects  
  • Religions
  • Sects

Holiness churches

Protestant churches - BX4800-BX9890

- Clergy
- Doctrines
- Liturgy
- Missions


Protestantism - BX4800-BX4861

Protestants - BX4800-BX9890



BR515.D53 1990  Dictionary of Christianity in America

eBook in  EBSCOhost  Encyclopedia of Protestantism [electronic resource] / [edited by] J. Gordon Melton.

BR533.E52 1984  Encyclopedia of Religion in the South

BL2525.M425 2010  Handbook of denominations in the United States


African Methodist Episcopal Church

M2131 .A8 1984 African Methodist Episcopal Church hymnal

BX8463 .P5 1972 The history of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America


American Baptist

BX6219 .H9 The Baptist faith and message

BX6331.2 .M85 1991 Baptist beliefs

BX6495.S4 B3 The first Southern Baptist

BX6231.B4 1971 (2 vols.)  History of the Baptist denomination


Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

BR165 .D37 1976 The early Christian Church

BR141 .D63 1999 Documents of the Christian Church

BR145 .S3 History of the Christian church


Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

BX8463 .P5 1972 The history of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America

BV4551 .M5 New Testament women and problems of to-day

BR515 .U88 2007 Mainline Christians and U.S. public policy : a reference handbook


Episcopal Church

M2125 .P94 1943b The hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1940.

M2131 .A8 1984 African Methodist Episcopal Church hymnal

BX8443 .W27 1982 A rock in a weary land : the African Methodist Episcopal Church during the Civil War and Reconstruction


Evangelical Lutheran Church

BX8067.A3 L762 1978 Lutheran book of worship : liturgy

M2126 .S47 1958 Service book and hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America

BV4211.2 .B267 1991 v.3 Lectionary preaching workbook, series III : for use with Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, and common lectionaries


International Council of Community Churches

(e-book) World Christianity in Muslim encounter essays in memory of David A. Kerr


North American Baptist Conference

BX6207. N753 W69 Heritage and ministry of the North American Baptist Conference

BV2520 I58 2006 Baptists and mission: papers from the Fourth Internatinal Conference on Baptist Studies


Presbyterian Church

M2130 .P74 1964 The Presbyterian hymnal

BX8969.4.A26 C46 2000 A history of Central Presbyterian Church, 1900-2000

BX8968.52 .L83 2006 On being Presbyterian : our beliefs, practices, and stories


Reformed Church in America

BX8968.52 .L83 2006 On being Presbyterian : our beliefs, practices, and stories

ML3100 .B5913 Protestant church music : a history

BX9495 .B73 1984 Dutch Calvinism in modern America : a history of a conservative subculture


Religious Society of Friends

E184.F69 M4 The relation of the Quakers to the American Revolution

BX7748.A77 L36 2003 Quaker aesthetics : reflections on a Quaker ethic in American design and consumption


United Church of Christ

BT94 .M625 2004 The kingdom of Christ : the new evangelical perspective

BR517 .N53 2008 Jesus made in America : a cultural history from the Puritans to The passion of the Christ

ML2911 .R42 2001 Readings in African American church music and worship


United Methodist

BX8388.U55 The book of discipline of the United Methodist Church

BX8382.2.Z5 U65 2007 The unofficial United Methodist handbook for pastors

BX8235 .N65 The Story of American Methodism : A History of the United Methodists and their Relations


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