The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

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The Late F L Cross, Frank Leslie Cross, Elizabeth A. Livingstone
Oxford University Press, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 1800 pages
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Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable one-volume reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains over 6,000 cross-referenced A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled 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 revision, innumerable small changes have been made to take into account shifts in scholarly opinion, recent developments, such as the Church of England's new prayer book (Common Worship), RC canonizations, ecumenical advances and mergers, and, where possible, statistics. A number of existing articles have been rewritten to reflect new evidence or understanding, for example the Holy Sepulchre entry, and there are a few new articles. Perhaps most significantly, a great number of the bibliographies have been updated.

Established since its first appearance in 1957 as an essential resource for ordinands, clergy, and members of religious orders, ODCC is an invaluable tool for academics, teachers, and students of church history and theology, as well as for the general reader.

 

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Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable one-volume reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains ... Read full review

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While the first edition (1957) ofChristian Church was largely the work of Cross (divinity, Oxford, 1944-68), subsequent editions in 1974 and 1997, edited by Livingston (organizer, International ... Read full review

Contents

A
1
B
142
C
261
D
449
E
524
F
596
G
651
H
730
O
1176
P
1215
Q
1363
R
1369
S
1442
T
1584
U
1663
V
1686

I
819
J
860
K
923
L
945
M
1020
N
1136
W
1724
X
1784
Y
1785
Z
1789
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E. A. Livingstone was involved in the first edition and assumed the editorship of the second on the death of F.L. Cross. She has been responsible for the organization of the International Conferences on Patristic Studies from 1971 to 1995 and has edited the proceedings. The late F.L. Cross was the Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford from 1944 to 1968.

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