Christian Traditions & Theology

The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology

by Ian A McFarland

Publication year: 2011

“With over 550 entries ranging from Abba to Zwingli composed by leading contemporary theologians from around the world, The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology represents a fresh, ecumenical approach to theological reference. Written with an
emphasis on clarity and concision, all entries are designed to help the reader understand and assess the specifically theological significance of the most important concepts. Clearly structured, the volume is organized around a small number of
‘core entries’ which focus on key topics to provide a general overview of major subject areas, while making use of related shorter entries to impart a more detailed knowledge of technical terms. The work as a whole provides an introduction to
the defining topics in Christian thought and is an essential reference point for students and scholars.” Provided by publisher.

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

by Daniel J Treier, Walter A Elwell

Publication year: 2017

This bestselling reference tool has been a trusted resource for more than 25 years with over 165,000 copies sold. Now thoroughly updated and substantially revised to meet the needs of today’s students and classrooms, it offers cutting-edge overviews
of key theological topics. Readable and reliable, this work features new articles on topics of contemporary relevance to world Christianity and freshened articles on enduring theological subjects, providing comprehensive A-Z coverage for today’s
theology students. The author base reflects the increasing diversity of evangelical scholars. Advisory editors include D. Jeffrey Bingham, Cheryl Bridges Johns, John G. Stackhouse Jr., Tite Tienou, and Kevin J. Vanhoozer.

Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church

by William A Dyrness, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Juan Francisco Martinez, Simon Chan

Publication year: 2008

Global Dictionary of Theology, a theological dictionary that presumes the contribution of the Western tradition but moves beyond it to embrace and explore a full range of global expressions of theology.

Jesus in History, Legend, Scripture, and Tradition: A World Encyclopedia

by J L Houlden

Publication year: 2015

Many books have been written about Jesus, but this two-volume work takes a different approach than most. What sets it apart is that it emphasizes Jesus’ lasting impact on world history and his legacy in the imagination over 2,000 years. Written as
an introduction, the encyclopedia is equally suitable for Christians who wish to better understand the history and philosophy of their religion and for non-Christians who wish to grasp Christianity in its historical and social contexts. Alphabetically
arranged entries cover representations of Jesus in the bible and the writings of key theologians.

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

by George Thomas Kurian

Publication year: [2011]

A comprehensive reference work on the history and impact of Christianity. Over 1,400 entries provide an in-depth and dynamic look at Christianity both through its history and the way it has shaped societies around the world.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity

by Angelo Di Berardino

Publication year: 2014

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity covers eight centuries of the Christian church and comprises 3,220 entries by a team of 266 scholars from 26 countries representing a variety of Christian traditions. It draws upon such fields as archaeology,
art and architecture, biography, cultural studies, ecclesiology, geography, history, philosophy, and theology. This edition updates and expands on previous Italian and English-language editions with the addition of more than 500 new articles (added
to the current Italian or English edition). Extensive cross-referencing provides ease in exploring related articles, and helpful bibliographies, including primary sources (texts, critical editions, translations) and key secondary sources (books
and journal articles), give access to in-depth scholarship in countless disciplines of study. –From publisher’s description.

Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions

by Timothy J Wengert

Publication year: 2017

In the five hundred years since the publication of Martin Luther’s Ninety- Five Theses, a rich set of traditions have grown up around that action and the subsequent events of the Reformation. This up-to-date dictionary by leading theologians and church
historians covers Luther’s life and thought, key figures of his time, and the various traditions he continues to influence. Prominent scholars of the history of Lutheran traditions have brought together experts in church history representing a
variety of Christian perspectives to offer a major, cutting-edge reference work. Containing nearly six hundred articles, this dictionary provides a comprehensive overview of Luther’s life and work and the traditions emanating from the Wittenberg
Reformation. It traces the history, theology, and practices of the global Lutheran movement, covering significant figures, events, theological writings and ideas, denominational subgroups, and congregational practices that have constituted the
Lutheran tradition from the Reformation to the present day.

Encyclopedia of Protestantism

by J Gordon Melton

Publication year: 2019

Encyclopedia of Protestantism explores the movement that began in Europe in the 16th century, established itself in opposition to the Roman Catholic Church, spread around the world, and today lives on in thousands of individual denominations and
church organizations. A comprehensive work on Protestantism, this invaluable reference covers its history, concepts, people, events, and major organizations worldwide.

The Blackwell Companion to Catholicism

by James Joseph Buckley, Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt, Trent Pomplun

Publication year: 2011

Offers an extensive survey of the history, doctrine, practices, and global circumstances of Roman Catholicism, written by a range of distinguished and experienced Catholic writers.

Encyclopedia of Catholicism

by Frank K Flinn

Publication year: 2019

Encyclopedia of Catholicism covers the key people, movements, institutions, practices, and doctrines of Roman Catholicism from its earliest origins. Focusing on the living faith and its historical and social background, this volume provides academic
and college students with the tools to help them understand this multifaceted religion.

Encyclopedia of Religion and the Law in America

by Christopher Anglim

Publication year: 2009

Extensive entries provide coverage of key court decisions, case studies, concepts, individuals, religious groups, organizations, and agencies shaping religion and law in today’s society.

The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity

by John Anthony McGuckin

Publication year: 2011

This volume contains a comprehensive reference work for the history and development of the Orthodox Christian tradition from the time of the Eastern Roman Empire through the present day.

Christianities in Asia

by Peter C Phan

Publication year: 2011

Christianity in Asia explores the history, development, and current state of Christianity across the world’s largest and most populous continent. This book: offers detailed coverage of the growth of Christianity within South Asia, among the thousands
of islands comprising Southeast Asia, and across countries whose Christian origins were historically linked, including Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea; brings together a truly international team of contributors, many
of whom are natives of the countries they are writing about; Considers the Middle Eastern countries whose Christian roots are deepest, yet have turbulent histories and uncertain futures; Explores the ways in which Christians in Asian countries
have received and transformed Christianity into their local or indigenous religion; Shows Christianity to be a vibrant contemporary movement in many Asian countries, despite its comparatively minority status in these regions. – Publisher.

Encyclopedia of Religion in America

by Charles H Lippy, Peter W Williams

Publication year: 2010

Covers the significant religious denominations and movements that have originated or flourished in North America, from the beginning of European settlement to the present day.