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George D. Chryssides (born 1945), has taught at several British universities, becoming head of religious studies at the University of Wolverhampton in 2001. He is currently honorary research fellow in contemporary religion at York St John University and the University of Birmingham.[1] He is the author of several books and articles. Chryssides has a particular interest in new religious movements, on which he has published extensively.[2]


Chryssides holds an MA in philosophy and a BD in systematic theology from the University of Glasgow and a DPhil in philosophy of religion from the University of Oxford.



  • 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 978-0-8108-6074-2.
  • —— (2009). The A to Z of Jehovah's Witnesses. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6891-5.
  • —— (2010). Christianity Today. Continuum. ISBN 978-1-8470-6542-1.
  • —— (2011). Christians in the Twenty-First Century. Equinox. ISBN 978-1-84553-213-0.
  • —— (2013). The Study of Religion:An Introduction to Key Ideas and Methods 2nd. Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-1-78093-840-0.
  • —— (2016). Jehovah's Witnesses Continuity and Change. Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4094-5608-7.



  1. ^ "Author profile".
  2. ^ "Author profile". Equinox. Archived from the original on 2006-11-10.

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