George Chryssides

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George D. Chryssides (born 1945), is Honorary Research Fellow in Contemporary Religion at the University of Birmingham.[1]

Chryssides holds a M.A. in Philosophy and a B.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of Glasgow and a D.Phil. in Philosophy of Religion from the University of Oxford. He has a particular interest in new religious movements, on which he has published extensively.[2]



  • Chryssides, George D. (1991). The Advent of Sun Myung Moon: The Origins, Beliefs and Practices of the Unification Church. UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-333-49698-5. 
  • —— (1998). The Elements of Unitarianism. Element Books. ISBN 1-86204-247-0. 
  • —— (1999). Exploring New Religions. London: Cassell. ISBN 0-304-33651-3. 
  • —— (2001). Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements. Lanham, Maryland, and London: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-4095-2. 
  • —— (2003). Unitarian Perspectives on Contemporary Social Issues. London: Lindsey Press. 
  • —— (2008). Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-6074-0. 
  • —— (2009). The A to Z of Jehovah's Witnesses. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-6891-1.