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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:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd ed. rev.View all editions and formats
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is a one-volume reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains over 6,000 cross-referenced A-Z entries, and offers coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject, including theology, churches and denominations, patristic scholarship, the Bible, the church calendar and its organization, popes, archbishops, saints, and mystics. In this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic dictionaries
Electronic reference sources
Electronic books
Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005282601
(OCoLC)58998735
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F L Cross; Elizabeth A Livingstone
ISBN: 9780199566716 0199566712
OCLC Number: 302271493
Description: 1 online resource (xl, 1800 pages)
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, E.A. Livingstone.

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