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Adherents
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total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Anglican Church of Canada Canada 848,256 - - - 1990 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997); pg. 200. "In 1990 the principal religious denominations and their memberships in Canada were the Roman Catholic Church, 11,582,350; United Church of Canada, 2,013,258; Anglican Church of Canada, 848,256; Presbyterian Church of Canada, 245,883; Lutherans, 78,566; and Baptists, 201,218. "
Anglican Church of Canada Canada 2,951,000 13.00% - - 1995 Harris, Jeanette. Canada: the land and its people. London, England: Macdonald Educational (1976); pg. 54. "Population: 22.7 million (1975)... Religions: largest denominations are Roman Catholic 45%; United Church of Canada 20%; Anglican Church of Canada 13%... "
Anglican Church of Canada Canada 739,699 - 2,957
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 694. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Anglical [sic] Church of Canada
Anglican Church of North America North America 250 - 10
units
- 1984 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 98-99. "Anglican Church of North America... Atlanta, GA [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1984 the Church reported 10 congregations, 8 priests and 250 members in the United States and Canada. "
Anglican Communion USA 2,400,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Bishop Spong delivers a fiery farewell " in The Christian Century; Chicago; Feb. 17, 1999 (Volume: 116, Issue: 5, pg. 178, ISSN: 00095281); (viewed online 26 Feb. 1999) "There are roughly 60 million members of the Anglican Communion worldwide, including 2.4 million in the U.S. -RNS "
Anglican Communion world 40,000,000 - - - 1957 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957]; pg. 145. "They themselves are a self-governed part of the worldwide Anglican Communion of 40,000,000 members. "
Anglican Communion world 40,000,000 - - - 1959 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959); pg. 156. "The Anglican Communion, about 40,000,000 strong, exists throughout the world under different names, such as the Church of England in New Zealand, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S., the Church of England (in England), etc. "
Anglican Communion world 40,000,000 - - - 1963 Rosten, Leo (ed.). Religions in America; New York: Simon & Schuster (1963), 8th ed. [1st pub. in 1952. 8th ed. completely revised]; pg. 69. "...the Anglican Communion -- a religious group spread throughout the world and numbering some forty million Christians. "
Anglican Communion world 70,000,000 - - - 1997 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 280. "The Anglican Communion, worldwide, has 70 million members in 36 self-governing churches. "
Anglican Communion world 78,000,000 - - - 1998 "Episcopalians tangle over name " in Christian Century (Jan. 7-14, 1998); pg. 8. "...78-million-member Anglican Communion... "
Anglican Communion world 60,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Bishop Spong delivers a fiery farewell " in The Christian Century; Chicago; Feb. 17, 1999 (Volume: 116, Issue: 5, pg. 178, ISSN: 00095281); (viewed online 26 Feb. 1999) "There are roughly 60 million members of the Anglican Communion worldwide, including 2.4 million in the U.S. -RNS "
Anglican Communion world 73,000,000 - - 160
countries
1999 Caldwell, Deborah Kovach (staff writer). "Episcopalians face growing split on gays " in Dallas Morning News (Wednesday, March 10, 1999); pg. 17A. "...Episcopalians... the denomination is part of the 73 million-member Anglican communion, which includes 160 nations. The Church of England is the mother church. "
Anglican Communion world - - - - 1999 *LINK* Religious News Service. "World View: Anglicans Set Congress " in Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Oct. 1999 (v. online 3 Oct. 99). "The Anglican Consultative Council, a group of 70 Anglican leaders from around the world, is calling for a pan-Anglican Congress that would bring together some 3,000 bishops, clergy and laity representing all the 540 dioceses of the worldwide Anglican Communion. "
Anglican Communion world 70,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Zuck, Jon. "Unofficial Home Page of The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church " (last updated 21 Mar. 1999). "...Anglican Communion... In the Indian subcontinent, Anglicans merged with non-Apostolic Protestant denominations to form four united Churches, the Church of North India, and the Church of South India, the Church of Pakistan, and the Church of Bangladesh. New ministers in these churches have been ordained into the historic Apostolic succession, and they are overwhelmingly Apostolic now, although they are not particularly 'Anglican,' but united. They are part of the Anglican Communion, although usually not described with the word 'Anglican.' Other Churches listed as being 'In Communion', although though separate from the Anglican Communion, are the 'Mar Thoma Syrian Church, the Philippine Independent Church, and some Lutheran and Old Catholic Churches in Europe... Headquarters and 'CEO': Canterbury, England, UK, (official site); Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey... Total membership is estimated at about 70,000,000. "
Anglican Episcopal Church of North America USA 1,000 - 15
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 99-100. "Anglican Episcopal Church of North America... Palo Alto, CA [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1988... reported 15 congregations, 1,000 members, and 15 clergy, all in the U.S. "
Anglican Episcopal Church of North America world 1,000 - 15
units
1
country
1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 99-100. "Anglican Episcopal Church of North America... Palo Alto, CA [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1988... reported 15 congregations, 1,000 members, and 15 clergy, all in the U.S. "
Anglican Mission in America South Carolina - - 1
unit
- 2000 *LINK* AP. "Renegade Episcopal parish fights church over property " in Deseret News (21 Oct 2000) PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) ?All Saints Church, home of a renegade bishop whose alternative Anglican group says the Episcopal Church has become too liberal, is fighting the Episcopal diocese over its property... the congregation's leader, Charles H. Murphy III, is one of two bishops heading the "Anglican Mission in America, " which is rallying dissenting Episcopalians. Murphy received an ordination from the Anglican archbishop in Rwanda to circumvent American church officials; his status is not recognized by the Episcopal Church... The Anglican Mission in America has at least 20 congregations in 13 states. Joining in recent weeks were Alabama's oldest Episcopal congregation, two parishes in the Florida panhandle and four groups in Colorado. Those additions result from July's Episcopal Church convention, which urged support for unwed couples living in committed relationships and implicitly included same-sex couples, even though the denomination formally opposes homosexual activity.
Anglican Mission in America USA - - 20
units
- 2000 *LINK* AP. "Renegade Episcopal parish fights church over property " in Deseret News (21 Oct 2000) "...Charles H. Murphy III, is one of two bishops heading the 'Anglican Mission in America,' which is rallying dissenting Episcopalians. Murphy received an ordination from the Anglican archbishop in Rwanda to circumvent American church officials; his status is not recognized by the Episcopal Church... The Anglican Mission in America has at least 20 congregations in 13 states. "
Anglican Orthodox Church USA 2,500 - 38
units
- 1971 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 53. Headquarters: Statesville, North Carolina
Anglican Orthodox Church USA 6,000 - 40
units
- 1983 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Anglican Orthodox Church. "
Anglican Orthodox Church USA 6,000 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Anglican Orthodox Church world 300,000 - - - 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 100. "Anglican Orthodox Church... Statesville, NC [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1988 the church reported congregations and members in most of the 50 states. Foreign work, both missionary and with other jurisdictions in communion with the church, has given it a worldwide constituency of over 300,000. "
Anglican Orthodox Church world 300,000 - - 12
countries
1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 29. "Branches of the worldwide Orthodox Anglican Communion are located in South India, Madagascar, Pakistan, Liberia, Nigeria, Philippines, Fiji, South Africa, Kenya, Colombia, & England... entire membership... more than 300,000. "
Anglican Orthodox Church world 300,000 - - 11
countries
1993 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 53. "Branches of the worldwide Orthodox Anglican Communion are located in South India, Madagascar, Pakistan, Liberia, Nigeria, the Philippines, the Fiji Islands, South Africa, Kenya, and Columbia [and USA]. The entire membership totals over 300,000. "
Anglican Orthodox Church world 300,000 - - 12
countries
1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Anglican Rite Jurisdiction of the Americas Haiti 2,000 - 7
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 102-103. "Holy Catholic Church, Anglican Rite Jurisdiction of the Americas... Columbus, OH [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1988 the jurisdiction had 19 clergy, 14 congregations, and 1,000 members in the U.S. There was one mission with approximately 2,000 members in seven congregations and two native priests in Haiti. "
Anglican Rite Jurisdiction of the Americas USA 1,000 - 14
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 102-103. "Holy Catholic Church, Anglican Rite Jurisdiction of the Americas... Columbus, OH [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1988 the jurisdiction had 19 clergy, 14 congregations, and 1,000 members in the U.S. There was one mission with approximately 2,000 members in seven congregations and two native priests in Haiti. "
Anglican Rite Jurisdiction of the Americas world 3,000 - 21
units
2
countries
1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 102-103. "Holy Catholic Church, Anglican Rite Jurisdiction of the Americas... Columbus, OH [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1988 the jurisdiction had 19 clergy, 14 congregations, and 1,000 members in the U.S. There was one mission with approximately 2,000 members in seven congregations and two native priests in Haiti. "
Anglican Rite Jurisdiction of the Americas world 15,000 - - - 1991 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). page 138. Formed in 1991
animism Australia 727 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Animism ", i.e., people who specifically identified their religion as such. Distinct from Australian aboriginal religions.]
animism Hong Kong - - - - 1998 Kagda, Falaq. Hong Kong (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1998); pg. 67. "Most Hong Kong Chinese practice a mix of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism... Animism can still be found; offerings or joss sticks are placed at the foot of certain rocks and trees that are believed to house spirits. "
animism Indonesia: Borneo - Iban - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 3). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 312. "Nowhere in the world is animism so developed, elaborated and intellectualized as among the Iban people of Sarawak and the related tribes of Borneo... "
animism Indonesia: Sarawak - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 3). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 312. "Nowhere in the world is animism so developed, elaborated and intellectualized as among the Iban people of Sarawak and the related tribes of Borneo... "
animism world - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 37. "Animism. The belief that all of reality is pervaded or inhabited by spirits or souls; the belief that all of reality is in some sense animate. The term, which was introduced by Tylor, is often used imprecisely for the religions of all the small, isolated, technologically simple, preliterate societies of the world--the societies which are sometimes pejoratively and inaccurately called 'primitive.' Some form of animism is a characteristic feature, often an important one, of such religions, but it is also found in some of the so-called 'higher' ones. "
animism world - 40.00% - - 1991 Halverson, Dean C. (ed.) The Compact Guide to World Religions; Colorado Springs, Colorado: International Students Inc. (1996). [Publisher is an Evangelical missionary organization.]; pg. 38. "...although precise figures are hard to come by, the estimates concerning the percentages of animists in the world are large... Gailyn Van Rheenen, an expert on animistic religions, estimates that 'at least 40% of the world's population' is animistic. " [Note: This is an unusually high estimate, and probably an extreme/aberrant use of the term. Most records where the source has listed a segment of the population as "animist " or practicing "animism " are listed as "primal-indigenous " in Adherents.com]
animism world - - - - 1994 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "ANIMISM: a very misleading term often used to characterize African and other non-literate religious systems. The term was first introduced by Sir Edward B. TYLOR as a 'minimum definition' of RELIGION... Today the term animism has fallen into disuse among serious scholars of religion although it is still retained by some MISSIOLOGISTS. The reason most academics have rejected this term is because it fails to recognize the highly complex NATURE of many non-literate religions which do not rely on simplistic notions of the spiritual world. The idea behind animism is in fact a racist one which assumes that non-literate peoples lack the INTELLECTUAL ability to develop complex religions and PHILOSOPHIES. It is therefore best abandoned to allow for the recognition of the complexity of religious systems. "
Anthroposophical Society Australia 750 - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "Anthroposophical Society... arrived in Australia in 1925 and now has seven centres and 750 members. "
Anthroposophical Society Germany 16,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e.V. " [REMID: Religious Studies Media and Information Service, Marburg, Germany]; web page: "Informationen und Standpunkte " (viewed 2 Aug. 1999). Table: "Religious communities in Germany: Numbers of members " [data published July, 1999]; Listed as "Christengemeinschaft (Anthroposophen) " in table. Source: REMID.
Anthroposophical Society Sweden 1,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10 to 14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Listed here as "Anthroposophical Society "; Total: 1,000; Full-time: 400; Part-time: 600.
Anthroposophical Society United Kingdom: Britain 2,500 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10 to 14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; All members are in full-time column.; Listed here as "Anthroposophy "
Anthroposophical Society world - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 39. "Anthroposophy... An occult movement begun in the late nineteenth century by Rudolf Steiner; its greatest influence has been in German-speaking countries. "
Anthroposophical Society world 55,000 - 500
units
- 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "So far, 65 religious groups and associations have completed a questionnaire and are listed below... The General Anthroposophical Society is a world wide movement with branches and groups in many countries. The centre is located at the Goetheanum, cultural centre in Dornach, near Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Rudolf Steiner founded this philosophical, spiritual and scientific society in 1924... Worldwide, this society has approximately 500 centres and 55,000 members. "
Anthroposophical Society - full-time Sweden 1,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10 to 14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Listed here as "Anthroposophical Society "; Total: 1,000; Full-time: 400; Part-time: 600.
Anti-cult movement USA - - - - 1994 Cohen, Daniel. Cults. Brookfield, Connecticut: Millbrook Press (1994); pg. 133. "There are numerous organizations and individuals--from churches to law enforcement officials and psychologists--who depend for their fund-raising or their very existence on scaring people about what they perceive to be the danger from cults that threatens the youth of America. These people are not necessarily one bit more believable than those who speak for the cults. With the current hysteria over secret satanic cults, it may well be that innocent people are in greater danger from cult opponents than they are from cultists themselves. "
Anti-cult movement world - - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Institute for the Study of American Religions "; web page: "The Anti-Cult Movement " (viewed 26 March 1999). "This page was last updated on 6/12/97. " "Thus the future of the anti-cult movements remains questionable. There is little doubt that it will continue active in some form for the foreseeable future. It is headed by a core of dedicated individuals... They possess an extreme dedication to the cause. The only question, given the movement's failures, its loss of media attention, and the steady growth and acceptance of alternative religion, is the level at which it will be able to function. It is not unlikely that by the end of the decade the movement will be reduced to a number or small isolated groups whose major activity will be the circulation of anti-cult propaganda. "
Anti-cult movement world - - - - 1999 *LINK* web page: "The Anti-Cult Movement " (viewed 26 March 1999). "The Anti-Cult movement is the name given by sociologists and scholars to designate the loose group of organizations and individuals fighting against cults. The movement mostly originated with Ted Patrick's kidnappings and deprogrammings in the early 70s and is based on the debunked notion of mind-control... they helped to precipitate mass tragedies like Jonestown and Waco. Today, they are a potent force behind discriminative measures promulgated against minority groups in Germany and other European countries... Anticultism can turn out to be as narrow minded and dangerous [and] more often than not, exemplify cultic behavior better than cultists themselves. "
anti-missionary movement USA - - - - 1827 Armstrong, O.K. & Marjorie Armstrong. The Baptists in America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1979) [revised 2nd edition; originally published in 1967 under the title The Indomitable Baptists]; pg. 180. "The movement spread to other Baptist churches and associations, particularly among the illiterate settlers of the western areas, to the South into Georgia and Alabama, and with the wagon trains across the Mississippi into the hill countries of Arkansas and Missouri. While they could not halt the trends for home and foreign missions among the great body of Baptists, they did become a stultifying influence in all the communities where their small chapels were built. "
anti-missionary movement world 100,000 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 28. "Today, however, anti-missionary agitation is once more reverting to its perennial Primitive Baptist base in the South where some 100,000 supporters, one third of whom are Negro, still rally. "
anti-Semitism Soviet Union - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 41. "One of the last remaining strongholds of anti-Semitism is the Soviet Union, whose three million Jews suffer discrimination and often persecution. The vehement anti-Semitism of czarist Russia has appeared in new forms under the Russian communist regimes. "
anti-Semitism USA - - - - 1910 Lang, Susan S. Extremist Groups in America. New York: Franklin Watts (1990); pg. 21. "By the early 1900s, it was the Jews' turn to be victimized. Automobile baron Henry Ford helped fuel an already festering anti-Semitism by publishing lies that the Jewish people were part of a conspiracy to control the world and that they were to blame for World War I. "
anti-Semitism USA - 63.00% - - 1940 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 253. "In 1940 a nation-wide poll suggested that about sixty-three per cent of the population attributed 'objectionable traits' to Jews... "
anti-Semitism USA - 22.00% - - 1962 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 253. "In 1940 a nation-wide poll suggested that about sixty-three per cent of the population attributed 'objectionable traits' to Jews; by 1962 the proportion had fallen to twenty-two per cent. "
anti-Semitism USA 17,500,000 - - - 1966 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994); pg. 397. "most well-known sociological study of anti-Semitism was done by C. Glock & R. Stark in 1966... estimated that 17.5 million Americans hold fairly strong anti-Semitic views would classify them as strong adherents to religious bigotry. "
anti-Semitism world - - - - 1999 Jacobs, Louis. Oxford Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (1999); pg. 8. "Anti-Semitism: Hatred of Jews or unreasonable prejudice against them; a term coined in 1875 but with the reality behind it going back virtually to the beginnings of Judaism itself and culminating in the Nazi persecution of the Jews and the Holocaust in which six million Jews perished. Anti-Semitism has assumed various forms. Greek and Latin authors ridiculed the Jewish religion and the Jews who adhered to it either because the Jews were 'atheists' in refusing to acknowledge the Greek and Roman deities, or because they thought of themselves as superior. "
anti-Semitism world - - - - 1999 Jacobs, Louis. Oxford Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (1999); pg. 8. "Anti-Semitism: ...The cause of anti-Semitism is a question much discussed in modern times. If the phenomenon is due to prejudice, how does the prejudice arise? Opinions have varied from simple dislike of the unfamiliar to the objection to Jews foisting their religious values on the non-Jewish world with a resulting conflict of conscience for the betrayal of these values. It would be too much to say that anti-Semitism has disappeared in civilized society today but, once its horrific consequences in the Holocaust have been perceived, very few decent men and women view it as anything but an aberration. "
Antigua Barbuda Baptist Association Antigua 200 - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* Baptist World Alliance web site; page: "BWA Statistics " (viewed 31 March 1999). "Figures are for BWA affiliated conventions/unions only (no independents included). "; Table with 3 columns: Country, "Churches ", & "Members "; "1997/1998 Totals "
Antiochian Orthodox Australia 3,969 0.02% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census.
Antiochian Orthodox North America 350,000 - 200
units
- 1998 "Universities Question Orthodox Conversions " in Christianity Today (Aug. 10, 1998); pg. 18. "Antiochian Orthodoxy has 200 North American parishes and 350,000 members and has become home to many Orthodox converts. "
Antiochian Orthodox world 300,000 - - - 1973 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973); pg. 14. "The Orthodox Church embraces the four ancient patriarchates of Constantinople (100,000), Alexandria (200,000), Antioch (300,000), and Jerusalem (35,000)... "
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Canada 20,000 - 12
units
- 1989 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 244-247. Table 1: Canadian Current Statistics. (# of adherents is from table's "inclusive membership " column, not the sometimes smaller "full communicant or confirmed members " col.) Listed in table as "Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. "
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Canada 50,000 - 16
units
- 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 653. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in Canada "; Membership figs. based on reports from group officials. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Canada 350,000 - 215
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 694. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as 'Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America' [There indeed 350,000 members listed for this body in the Canadian table, and 50,000 listed in the U.S. table, which seems transposed from previous years.]
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America North America 130,000 - 108
units
- 1978 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 70. -
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America North America 500,000 - 160
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 182. "Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America... It is under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox patriarch o Antioch and has a membership of 500,000 in 160 churches. "
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America North America 350,000 - - - 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -


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