Find a copy in the library
Finding libraries that hold this item...
|All Authors / Contributors:||
F L Cross; Elizabeth A Livingstone
|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.|
a national monument David Martin, TLS