A concise encyclopedia of Christianity
Written by the well-known author Geoffrey Parrinder, this is a succinct yet comprehensive encyclopedia to the largest of the world's faiths. Christianity is presented both in its historical context and as a religion with great contemporary diversity. From figures and events of the earliest years to twentieth century movements, and from western to African and Asian churches, Parrinder combines detail with breadth and remains clear and concise throughout.
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A Concise Encyclopedia of Christianity
Index of Proper Names
Acts African altar America Anglican Anglo-Catholic apostles Archbishop baptism became belief Bible bishop Book of Common Born called canon Canterbury Cathedral century Christ Church of England claimed clergy Common Prayer Communion congregation Constantinople Council Cross Crusades death disciples divine doctrine Eastern English epistles Eucharist evangelical faith Father Feast day founded France GEOFFREY PARRINDER Gnostic Gospel Greek Hagia Sophia Hebrew Henry Hesychasm Holy hymns Islam Jerusalem Jesuit Jesus Jewish Jews John King later Latin liberation theology liturgy London Lord Lord's Luke Lutheran Mark martyr Mary Matthew medieval ment Methodist minister missionary modern monastery monk movement mystical Orthodox Oxford Paul Pentecost persecution Pope popular Prayer Book preacher preaching priest Protestant Quakers Qur'an Reformation religion religious revival Roman Catholic Church Rome sacrament saints Scripture Second Vatican Council Spirit Sunday teaching televangelism term Testament theologian theology theosophy Thomas tion tradition translated tury Vatican Virgin Wesley word worship writers wrote