Historical dictionary of the Salvation Army


    • Merritt, John G.
    • Satterlee, Allen


Historical dictionary of the Salvation Army

edited by John G. Merritt and Allen Satterlee

(Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements)

Rowman & Littlefield, c2017

2nd ed

  • : hardcover

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Chronology: p. xix-xxix

Bibliography: p. 677-742



The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Army's doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God's saving purposes. Its objects are 'the advancement of the Christian religion... of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.' The Salvation Army was founded in London in 1865 by William Booth its first 'General' and has continued growing ever since. In 2015 it celebrated it 150th anniversary and today it has a presence in 127 countries. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of The Salvation Army contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on i leaders, personalities, events, facts, movements, and beliefs of The Salvation Army. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about The Salvation Army..


Series Editor's Foreword, by Jon Woronoff Foreword by General Andre Cox Editor's Preface Acronyms and Abbreviations Chronology Introduction THE DICTIONARY Appendixes A. The Generals of The Salvation Army B. The Chiefs of the Staff of The Salvation Army C. Wives of the Generals of The Salvation Army D. Children of William and Catherine Booth E. Doctrines of The Salvation Army F. International Spiritual Life Commission Affirmations G. Ranks and Designations H. Recipients of the Order of the Founder, 1920-2005 Bibliography Contributor List

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