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John Gordon Melton (born September 19, 1942) 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.

He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including several encyclopedias, handbooks, and almanacs on American religion and new religious movements. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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.

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Total Books: 56
UnDead TV The Ultimate Guide to Vampire Television
2016 - Undead Tv the Ultimate Guide to Vampire Television (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781935303626
ISBN-10: 1935303627
Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment
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Faiths across Time  5000 Years of Religious History
2013 - Faiths Across Time 5000 Years of Religious History [4 volumes] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781610690256
ISBN-10: 1610690257
Genres: History, Reference, Religion & Spirituality
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Religions of the World A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices 2nd Edition
Encyclopedia of World Religions
2009 - Encyclopedia of World Religions [Facts on File Library of Religion and Mythology] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780816054534
ISBN-10: 0816054533
Genre: Reference
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Melton's Encyclopedia Of American Religions
2009 - Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780787696962
ISBN-10: 078769696X
Genres: Reference, Religion & Spirituality
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The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena
2007 - The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781578591695
ISBN-10: 1578591694
Genres: Reference, Religion & Spirituality
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2007 - Encyclopedia of American Religions Rel Creeds 3 [Encyclopedia of American Religions 2nd ed.] (Hardcover)
A Will to Choose The Origins of African American Methodism
The Children of God The Family
2004 - The Children of God the Family (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781560851806
ISBN-10: 1560851805
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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The Vampire Book The Encyclopedia of the Undead
2003 - The Vampire Book the Encyclopedia of the Undead [The Seeker Series] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780780807167
ISBN-10: 0780807162
Genres: Reference, Religion & Spirituality
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Encyclopedia of American Religions
2002 - Encyclopedia of American Religions [Encyclopedia of American Religions] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780787663841
ISBN-10: 0787663840
Genres: Reference, Christian Books & Bibles
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American Religions An Illustrated History
2000 - American Religions an Illustrated History (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781576072226
ISBN-10: 1576072223
Genres: History, Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Teen & Young Adult
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The Church of Scientology
2000 - The Church of Scientology [Studies in Contemporary Religions, series volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781560851394
ISBN-10: 1560851392
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The Vampire Book
1999 - The Vampire Book (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781578593156
ISBN-10: 1578593158
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Vampire Gallery A Who's Who of the Undead
1998 - Vampire Gallery a Who's Who of the Undead (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781578590537
ISBN-10: 1578590531
Genres: Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 6

Finding Enlightenment Ramtha's School of Ancient Wisdom
1998 - Finding Enlightenment Ramtha's School of Ancient Wisdom (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781885223616
ISBN-10: 1885223617
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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VideoHound's Vampires on Video
1997 - Videohound's Vampires on VIdeo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781578590025
ISBN-10: 1578590027
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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PrimeTime Religion An Encyclopedia of Religious Broadcasting
Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America
1992 - Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780815311409
ISBN-10: 0815311400
Genres: Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Religious Bodies in the US A Directory
1992 - Religious Bodies in the Us a Directory [Religious Information Systems] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780815308065
ISBN-10: 081530806X
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New Age Almanac
1991 - New Age Almanac (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780810394025
ISBN-10: 0810394022
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Women's Ordination Official Statements from Religious Bodies and Ecumenical Organizations
1990 - Women's Ordination Official Statements From Religious Bodies and Ecumenical Organizations [Churches Speak on] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780810376472
ISBN-10: 0810376474
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1986 - Biographical Dictionary of American Cult and Sect Leaders [Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Vol. 212] (Hardcover)
Churches Speak on Pornography [Churches Speak Series] (Paperback)
National Directory of Churches Synagogues and Other Houses of Worship Northeastern States [National Directory of Churches, Synagogues, and Other Houses of Worship Northeastern States] (Hardcover)
National Directory of Churches Synagogues and Other Houses of Worship Southern States [National Directory of Churches, Synagogues, & Other 1 Houses] (Hardcover)
The Cult Controversy a Guide to Sources [Garland Reference Library of the Humanities] (Hardcover)
Encyclopedia of Protestantism [Encyclopedia of World Religions] (Paperback)
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