Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, Volume 1

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Taylor & Francis, 1998 - Reference - 1213 pages
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What's new in the Second Edition:
-- Some 250 new entries -- 25% more than in the first edition.
-- Bibliographies are greatly expanded and updated throughout
-- More focus on biblical books and philosophical schools, their influence on early Christianity and their use by patristic writers
-- More information about the Jewish and pagan environment of early Christianity
-- Greatly enlarged coverage of the eastern expansion of the faith throughout Asia, including persons and literature
-- More extensive treatment of saints, monasticism, worship practices, and modern scholars
-- greater emphasis on social history and more theme articles
-- More illustrations, maps, and plans
-- Additional articles on geographical regions

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Since the first edition of this major reference work appeared (LJ 5/1/90), it has been extensively revised and enlarged, adding 32 writers, 268 entries, and approximately 230 pages. Bibliographies are ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Everett Ferguson (PhD, Harvard) is professor emeritus of Bible and distinguished scholar-in-residence at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, where he taught church history and Greek. He is the author of numerous works, including Backgrounds of Early Christianity, Early Christians Speak, and Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries. He was also general editor of the two-volume Encyclopediaof Early Christianity.

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Frederick W. Norris is Professor Emeritus of World Christianity, Emmanuel School of Religion. He is author of over 200 articles and associate editor with Everett Ferguson of the Encyclopedia of Early Christianity (1990, 2nd edition 1997).

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