The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

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Edited by E. A. Livingstone

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 196mm x 39mm | 498g
  • Publication date: 24 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 019861442X
  • ISBN 13: 9780198614425
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 227,672

Product description

Based on the highly acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, this is an indispensable guide for both students and the general reader. Over 5,000 entries provide full coverage of theology, patristic scholarship, churches and denominations, the church calendar and organization, and the Bible, as well as entries on theologians, philosophers, painters, musicians, and writers of religious works. The revised second edition has been fully updated to reflect recent changes in the church. It includes increased coverage of the church in Latin America, Eastern Churches, issues on moral theology, and developments stemming from the Second Vatican Council, Black Churches, Christian attitudes to Jews, Feminist Theology, Holiness Movement, Liberation Theology, and ordination of women. This handy, concise volume is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Christian history.

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E. A. Livingstone, PhD is the editor of the third edition of The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, on which this concise volume is based. She has been responsible for the organization of the International Conferences on Patristic Studies from 1971 to 1995.

Review quote

""Concise" is an apt and accurate description, given the admirable clarity of expression throughout the dictionary." Methodist Recorder

Table of contents

PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS; DICTIONARY; CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF POPES AND ANTIPOPES; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION