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The Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church

Author: F L Cross; Elizabeth A Livingstone
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed. rev.View all editions and formats
Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable one-volume reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains over 6,000 cross-referenced A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject, including theology, churches and denominations, patristic scholarship, the bible, the church  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F L Cross; Elizabeth A Livingstone
ISBN: 0192802909 9780192802903
OCLC Number: 58998735
Description: xl, 1800 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: THEOLOGY; - the development of doctrines throughout the ages, with their philosophical background and the different traditions of the major Churches; - spirituality and heresy; - history of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation; PATRISTIC SCHOLARSHIP: Fathers of the Church, on whose work later theology is founded, are covered in detail, for example; - the Nag Hammadi papyri and their significance for our understanding of Gnosticism; - the problems of Marcarius of Egypt and Macarius/Simeon are explored; - the recently discovered sermons of Augustine are mentioned, with their places of publication listed; CHURCHES AND DENOMINATIONS; - the beliefs and structures of both the mainstream and lesser-known denominations such as Amish, Muggletonians, Shakers, and Wee Frees; - lengthy articles on the history of Christianity throughout the world, in countries such as Angola, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Spain, the United States, Vietnam, and Zaire; THE CHURCH CALENDAR AND ORGANIZATION; - feast and saints' days; - Sacraments; - church services, offices, rites, and practices; - canon law including Catholic revision; - councils and synods; - religious orders; THE BIBLE; - individual Biblical Books; - major figures from Abraham, Moses, and King David to St Paul and the Evangelists; - schools of Biblical criticism and entries on their chief exponents; BIOGRAPHICAL ENTRIES; - these are wide ranging and include saints, popes, patriarchs, and archbishops; - emperors, kings, and other rulers; - mystics, heretics, and reformers; - theologians and philosophers, with a summary of their opinions; - artists, poets, and musicians.
Responsibility: edited by F.L. Cross.
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Focusing on various aspects of the Christian Church, this work contains over 6,000 A-Z entries. It offers coverage of several aspects of this complex subject, from theology, churches and  Read more...


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