The encyclopedia of Christianity

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Wm. B. Eerdmans ;
Pub. Date:
1999-
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English
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A major intellectual resource.Jaroslav Pelikan, from the foreword.The multiple award-winning Encyclopedia of Christianity (EC), copublished by Brill and Eerdmans, is a monumental five-volume work presenting the history and current state of the Christian faith in its rich spiritual and theological diversity around the world.Volume 1 (A-D) contains 465 articles featuring - articles on all but the smallest countries of the world, including the former communist nations that have gained independence since 1989; - the latest statistical information from David B. Barrett on the religious affiliation and ecclesiastical breakdown of each country and continent; - articles on doctrines, denominations, and social and ethical issues in relation to the churches; - biographical articles on prominent figures through church history.
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