The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena

The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena Based on than occurrences and extraordinary experiences that have served to lift believers out of the mundane world and place them in contact with a transcendental reality The Encyclopedia of Rel

  • Title: The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena
  • Author: J. Gordon Melton
  • ISBN: 9781578592098
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • Based on than 250 occurrences and extraordinary experiences that have served to lift believers out of the mundane world and place them in contact with a transcendental reality, The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena explores unusual and unexplained physical events, apparitions, and other phenomena rooted in religious beliefs Well known religion expert, J Gordon MelBased on than 250 occurrences and extraordinary experiences that have served to lift believers out of the mundane world and place them in contact with a transcendental reality, The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena explores unusual and unexplained physical events, apparitions, and other phenomena rooted in religious beliefs Well known religion expert, J Gordon Melton takes readers on a tour amongst angels, Marian apparitions, and religious figures such as Jesus, the Buddha, Mohammad, and Tao Tzu Melton reports on dreams and near death experiences feng shui and labyrinths statues that bleed, drink milk, weep, and move snake handling, speaking in tongues, and stigmata relics, including the spear of Longinus and the Shroud of Turin and sacred locales such as Easter Island, the Glastonbury Tor, the Great Pyramid, Mecca, and Sedona Each entry includes a description of the particular phenomenon and the religious claims being made for it as well as a discussion of what a scientist might have to say about it Transcending the mundane, the entries take no sides and make no arguments the journey is the experience and the experience is the journey.

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    About “J. Gordon Melton”

    1. J. Gordon Melton

      John Gordon Melton is an American religious scholar who was the founding director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion and is currently a research specialist in religion and New Religious Movements with the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Baylor University s Institute for Studies of Religion.His areas of research include major religious traditions, new religions and alternative religions, Occultism and Parapsychology, New Age, and vampirology.Melton has been criticized by several scholars for what they see as conflicts of interest in his reporting of some of the groups he studies.

    999 thoughts on “The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena”

    1. I have spent a delightful evening reading this book. I intended to just see what was covered in this encyclopedia and found myself drawn into article after article and grateful that there were references that could be followed up on. The book really does go from the ridiculous to the sublime and is very even handed in its judgment. A book I'll keep around to look up the next phenomenon to pop up.


    2. After skimming this encyclopedia I decided to add a copy of it to my personal collection. It's the kind of book that I'd love to use for writing prompts of ideas for things that can add depth to stories.



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