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A Dictionary of early Christian biography and literature to the end of the sixth century A.D. : with an account of the principal sects and heresies

Author: Henry Wace; William C Piercy; William Smith
Publisher: [Peabody, Mass.?] : Hendrickson Publishers, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A remarkably comprehensive work, this volume evolved from the distinguished four-volume Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature. For anyone serious about the early church and the people who made indelible marks in its story, this is a fundamental resource. Features reliable sketches of major Christian personalities of the first six centuries; Analyzes the documents, creeds, and literature of the early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
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Dictionary of early Christian biography and literature to the end of the sixth century A.D.
[Peabody, Mass.?] : Hendrickson Publishers, 1999
(OCoLC)657162108
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Wace; William C Piercy; William Smith
ISBN: 1565634608 9781565634602
OCLC Number: 42669816
Notes: "Reprinted from the edition originally titled 'A Dictionary of Christian biography and literature', published by John Murray, London, 1911"--Title page verso.
Founded on "the Dictionary of Christian biography, literature, sects, and doctrines, published under the editorship of Dr. Wace and the late Dr. Wm. Smith ... in four large volumes"; the "articles on the great characters of early church history and literature" having been retained "with no material abbreviation."--Preface.
Description: xi, 1028 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: edited by Henry Wace and William C. Piercy.

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A remarkably comprehensive work, this volume evolved from the distinguished four-volume Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature. For anyone serious about the early church and the people who made indelible marks in its story, this is a fundamental resource. Features reliable sketches of major Christian personalities of the first six centuries; Analyzes the documents, creeds, and literature of the early church and its opponents; Describes the principal sects and heretics of early Christianity, including discussions of the theological tendencies of these opponents; Covers more than 600 years of church history in one convenient volume. - Publisher.

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