The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

Author: Frank Leslie Cross,Elizabeth A. Livingstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192802909

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1800

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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 thisvast and often complex subject, from theology; churches and denominations; patristic scholarship; and the bible; to 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 existingarticles have been rewritten to reflect new evidence or understanding, for example the Holy Sepulchre entry, and there are a few new articles, on Desmond Tutu and Padre Pio, for example. 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. THEOLOGY- the development of doctrines throughout the ages, with their philosophical background and the different traditions of the major Churches- spirituality and heresy- history of the Reformation and Counter-ReformationPATRISTIC SCHOLARSHIP: Fathers of the Church, on whose work later theology is founded, are covered in detail, for example- the Nag Hammadi papyri and their significance for our understanding of Gnosticism- the problems of Marcarius of Egypt and Macarius/Simeon are explored- the recently discovered sermons of Augustine are mentioned, with their places of publication listedCHURCHES AND DENOMINATIONS- the beliefs and structures of both the mainstream and lesser-known denominations such as Amish, Muggletonians, Shakers, and Wee Frees- lengthy articles on the history of Christianity throughout the world, in countries such as Angola, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Spain, the United States, Vietnam, and ZaireTHE CHURCH CALENDAR AND ORGANIZATION- feast and saints' days- Sacraments- church services, offices, rites, and practices- canon law including Catholic revision- councils and synods- religious ordersTHE BIBLE- individual Biblical Books- major figures from Abraham, Moses, and King David to St Paul and the Evangelists- schools of Biblical criticism and entries on their chief exponentsBIOGRAPHICAL ENTRIES- these are wide ranging and include saints, popes, patriarchs, and archbishops- emperors, kings, and other rulers- mystics, heretics, and reformers- theologians and philosophers, with a summary of their opinions- artists, poets, and musicians

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

Author: E. A. Livingstone,M. W. D. Sparks,R. W. Peacocke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199659621

Category: Reference

Page: 640

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Based on the acclaimed 'Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church', this is a guide for both students and the general reader. It contains over 5,000 entries, and is suitable for those with an interest in Christianity.

Dictionary of the Christian Church

Author: F. L. Cross,E. A. Livingstone

Publisher: Hendrickson Pub

ISBN: 9781598562507

Category: Religion

Page: 1786

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An essential resource for students of church history First published in 1997 as "The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Third Edition" this unique, one-volume reference work has put information on all aspects of the Christian church at generations of reader's fingertips. Its extensive cross-referenced A-Z entries offer unmatched coverage of a wide-ranging spectrum of topics. A roster of acknowledged experts in their fields penned the Dictionary of the Christian Church's entries. These authors, representing Christian traditions from around the world, offer informed, even-handed treatment of the many subjects addressed in the DCC. Whether one is seeking information on the Bible, religious orders, theologians or philosophers, archaeology or spirituality, the Dictionary of the Christian Church is the resource to consult. No library should be without this affordable edition of an authoritative work. - Ideal for clergy, seminarians, students, and anyone interested in topics pertaining to the church - Thousands of entries are cross-referenced to ease data retrieval - Scholarly yet accessible - Priced right for home and church libraries

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

Author: Elizabeth A. Livingstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 655

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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. This 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.

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, Fifth Edition Revised

Author: David Hugh Farmer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199596603

Category: Reference

Page: 496

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The renowned Oxford Dictionary of Saints returns in a revised and updated form, providing concise accounts of the lives, cults, and artistic associations of over 1,400 saints, from the famous to the obscure. Featuring new entries on recently canonized saints from around the world, and a new appendix on pilgrimages.

A Dictionary of Christian Art

Author: Peter Murray,Linda Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 646

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'It is impossible to over-praise this book. It works on every level: here is scholarship made accessible to the learned and the beginner, to the devout and the profane. It is hard to estimate whether it will be more treasured by those who know little of Christianity or by those who try to live by its teachings.' Sister Wendy Beckett Previously published with illustrations as the Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture and now available for the first time in the Oxford Paperback Reference series, the Dictionary of Christian Art is a unique and fascinating exploration of the art and architecture that has been influenced and inspired by biblical stories and Christian history and beliefs. The Dictionary combines general essays on the periods and styles important in the history of Christian art with lots of shorter entries that describe specific works, artists, themes, and visual images, and which give the reader practical guidance on where in Europe to locate the works described. Included in the Dictionary are: Detailed essays on periods and styles in art and architecture: Early Christian, Byzantine, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, Anglo-Saxon, Irish, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque General background to the Old and New Testaments, and to Christian tradition and beliefs: Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, the Exodus, the major Old Testament prophets; the Annunciation; Life of Christ, the Passion; the Assumption; the mission of the Apostles; major martyrs and saints; religious Orders and their founders; parables Forms of art influenced by Christianity: church plans, illuminated manuscripts, mosaics, frescoes, tombs, stained glass, sculpture Artists and architects and their works: Duccio, Fra Angelico, Brunelleschi; Masaccio, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, Wren, Gibbs, Poussin, El Greco, Chagall, Spencer, Pugin, and many others Places and buildings: Ravenna, Assisi, Rome, Venice, and Sicily; St Peter's, St Paul's, the Sistine Chapel; baptistery, chapter house, centrally planned churches, monastery planning Descriptions and explanations of features of Christian churches, sculpture, and painting: icons, symbols, attributes, the Signs of the Zodiac, labyrinth, bestiaries; liturgical books, vestments, and colours; rose windows, frontals, and altarpieces Significant saints, popes, rulers, and preachers: saints Agnes, Agatha, and Catherine of Siena, Peter, Paul, Jerome, Francis, and Ignatius; Charlemagne and Emperor Constantine the Great; popes Julius II, Leo X, Clement VII; Savonarola, Luther, and Erasmus Glossary of Architectural Terms and detailed Bibliography

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

Author: Adele Berlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199730040

Category: Reference

Page: 934

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Hailed by Library Journal as the "best ready-reference access point to the Jewish religion," and as "essential" by CHOICE in its First Edition, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion has been the go-to resource for students, scholars, and researchers in Judaic Studies since its 1997 publication. Now, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, Second Edition focuses on recent and changing rituals in the Jewish community that have come to the fore since the 1997 publication of the First Edition, including the growing trend of baby-naming ceremonies and the founding of gay/lesbian synagogues Under the editorship of Adele Berlin, nearly 200 internationally renowned scholars have created a new edition that incorporates updated bibliographies, biographies of 20th-century individuals who have shaped the recent thought and history of Judaism, and an index with alternate spellings of Hebrew terms. Entries from the previous edition have been be revised, new entries commissioned, and cross-references added, all to increase ease of navigation research. The Dictionary covers more than three millennia of Jewish religious thought, custom, law, and practice, from traditional approaches to Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and post-denominational Judaism. Brief definitions and longer essays, all supplemented with bibliographies, enlighten readers about the major figures, folklore, and events in the history of Judaism throughout the world.

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191578568

Category: Reference

Page: 816

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Who? What? Where? Why? Enquire within for a wealth of fascinating and authoritative information on the stories behind words, names, and sayings. - ;What is a ham-and-egger? What are Anglo-Saxon attitudes? Who or what is liable to jump the shark? Who first tried to nail jelly to the wall? The answers to these and many more questions are in this fascinating book. Here in one volume you can track down the stories behind the names and sayings you meet, whether in classic literature or today's news. Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled bank of reference and language online resources, this dictionary covers classical and other mythologies, history, religion, folk customs, superstitions, science and technology, philosophy, and popular culture. Extensive cross referencing makes it easy to trace specific information, while every page points to further paths to explore. A fascinating slice of cultural history, and a browser's delight from start to finish. What is the fog of war? Who first wanted to spend more time with one's family? When was the Dreamtime? How long since the first cry of Women and children first? Where might you find dark matter? Would you want the Midas touch? Should you worry about grey goo? -

The Big Book of Christian Apologetics

An A to Z Guide

Author: Norman L. Geisler

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493401408

Category: Religion

Page: 672

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The Big Book of Christian Apologetics is a comprehensive resource designed to equip motivated believers with information to help defend and explain their faith. Examining nearly every key issue, person, and concept related to Christian apologetics, this book clarifies difficult biblical passages, clearly explains various philosophical systems and concepts, examines contemporary issues and challenges, and offers classic apologetic arguments, all with the aim of giving readers the background to intelligently and persuasively talk about their Christian faith with skeptics. An expertly abridged version of the Baker Encyclopedia on Christian Apologetics, this resource brings leading apologist Norman L. Geisler's seminal work to the masses.

The Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words

Author: Archie Hobson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195173287

Category: Reference

Page: 484

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Presents phonetic transcriptions and definitions for thousands of words that are difficult to spell, define, or pronounce.

Abkürzungsverzeichnis

Author: Siegfried Schwertner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3111503151

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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die Theologische Realenzyklopädie (TRE) als moderne Fachenzyklopädie repräsentiert in 36 Textbänden (1976–2004) den Wissensstand der theologischen Forschung im Ganzen. Mehr als eine Generation von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern haben an ihr mitgearbeitet und in mehr als 2.500 Artikeln (auf mehr als 28.000 Textseiten) auf höchstem fachwissenschaftlichem Niveau das einzigartige, international ausgerichtete Nachschlagewerk zu einem Dokument der Wissenschaftsgeschichte gemacht. Die TRE ist ein unverzichtbares Hilfsmittel für Forschung, Studium und Lehre vor allem der Theologie, aber auch ihrer angrenzenden Fachgebiete wie Geschichte, Philosophie, Judaistik, Religionswissenschaften. Die TRE ist auch als Studienausgabe (Paperback) und als Datenbank Theologische Realenzyklopädie Online erhältlich.

By the Hand of Providence

How Faith Shaped the American Revolution

Author: Rod Gragg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451623526

Category: History

Page: 291

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Based on meticulous research into the correspondence and documentation of the founding fathers from the crafting of the Declaration of Independence to the signing of the peace treaty with Britain, this book sheds light on how the Judeo-Christian world view motivated America's founding fathers.

The Reshaped Mind

Searle, the Biblical Writers, and Christ’s Blood

Author: Lace Marie Williams-Tinajero

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004188401

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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Employing John R. Searle’s categories of language and mind, this book analyzes five NT texts from a speech act perspective, what certain NT writers and characters asserted and believed concerning the effects of Christ’s blood, at the literal and metaphorical levels.

Christianity Through the Centuries

A History of the Christian Church

Author: Earle E. Cairns

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310829305

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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The third edition of Christianity Through the Centuries brings the reader up-to-date by discussing events and developments in the church into the 1990s. This edition has been redesigned with new typography and greatly improved graphics to increase clarity, accessibility, and usefulness. - New chapters examine recent trends and developments (expanding the last section from 2 chapters to 5) - New photos. Over 100 photos in all -- more than twice the number in the previous edition - Single-column format for greater readability and a contemporary look - Improved maps (21) and charts (39) Building on the features that have made Christianity Through the Centuries an indispensable text, the author not only explains the development of doctrines, movements, and institutions, but also gives attention to "the impact of Christianity on its times and to the mark of the times on Christianity."