The most systematic and comprehensive survey ever undertaken of all the versions of Christianity in the world.
[The World Christian Encyclopedia is a] benchmark for our understanding of the true religious nature of the planet.
Peter Berger, Sociologist of Religion, Boston University
Ask them how many Lutherans there are in Mongolia, and how many Buddhists in Finland, and they will within a few minutes come back with reasonably accurate numbers.
American Theological Library Association (ATLA)
The second edition of the WCE (World Christian Encyclopedia) leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the current state of Christianity in the world… it is the best statistical work on the current state of Christianity to come along in the 20 years since the WCE was first published.
James Billington, Librarian of Congress (Books and Culture, Nov/Dec 2001)
The encyclopedia combines remarkably well scientific objectivity and tolerance with a quiet evangelical faith…the authors have served modern social science and religious believers equally well with this magisterial work.
Library Journal (New York)
The World Christian Encyclopedia is an authoritative, monumental work that will find a permanent place in academic, public, and special libraries.