The Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition:
3rd ed. rev. /
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xl, 1800 pages ; 25 cm.
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270.03 Oxf
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270.03 Oxf
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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
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The revised edition of this unique and highly respected reference book covers all aspects of the history, doctrine, and thought of the Christian Church. Over 6,000 authoritative cross-referenced A-Z entries are included.
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Cross, F. L. 1., & Livingstone, E. A. (2005). The Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church. 3rd ed. rev. / Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cross, F. L. 1900-1968 and Elizabeth A. Livingstone. 2005. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

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Cross, F. L. 1900-1968 and Elizabeth A. Livingstone, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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Cross, F. L. 1900-1968., and Elizabeth A Livingstone. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. 3rd ed. rev. / Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Print.

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