A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Volume I (Part One -- Aaron - Excuse)

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James Hastings
The Minerva Group, Inc., 2004 - Religion - 576 pages
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The purpose of this dictionary is to give an account of everything that relates to Christ - His Person, Life, Work, and Teaching. It is in a sense complementary to the Dictionary of the Bible, in which, of course, Christ has a great place. But a dictionary of the Bible, being occupied mainly with things biographical, historical, geographical, or antiquarian, does not give attention to the things of Christ sufficient for the needs of the preacher, to whom Christ is everything. This is, first of all, a preacher's dictionary. The authors of the articles have been carefully chosen from among those scholars who are, or have been, themselves preachers. And even when the articles have the same titles as articles in the Dictionary of the Bible, they are written by new men, and from a new standpoint. It is thus a work which is quite distinct from, and altogether independent of, the Dictionary of the Bible. It is called a Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, because it includes everything that the Gospels contain, whether directly related to Christ or not. Its range, however, is far greater than that of the Gospels. It seeks to cover all that relates to Christ throughout the Bible and in the life and literature of the world. There will be articles on the Patristic estimate of Jesus, the Medieval estimate, the Reformation and Modern estimates. There will be articles on Christ in the Jewish writings and in the Muslim literature. Much attention has been given to modern thought, whether Christian or anti-Christian. Every aspect of modern life, in so far as it touches or is touched by Christ, is described under its proper title. James Hastings (1852-1922) was a distinguished scholar and pastor. He was founder and editor of the Expository Times and is also well known for editing the five-volume Dictionary of the Bible, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, the Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, and the Dictionary of the Apostolic Church.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
47
Section 3
51
Section 4
52
Section 5
120
Section 6
121
Section 7
122
Section 8
123
Section 19
318
Section 20
372
Section 21
401
Section 22
406
Section 23
413
Section 24
418
Section 25
486
Section 26
493

Section 9
160
Section 10
197
Section 11
200
Section 12
212
Section 13
217
Section 14
245
Section 15
275
Section 16
303
Section 17
305
Section 18
310
Section 27
494
Section 28
501
Section 29
503
Section 30
504
Section 31
514
Section 32
522
Section 33
524
Section 34
536
Section 35
549
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James Hastings (1852" 1922) was a distinguished scholar and pastor. He was founder and editor of the "Expository Times" and is also well known for editing the five-volume "Dictionary of the Bible," as well as the "Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics," the "Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels," and the "Dictionary of the Apostolic Church.

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