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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
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 this vast and often complex subject, including theology, churches and denominations, p ...more
Hardcover, 1800 pages
Published September 8th 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published 1957)
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I find this to be a valuable reference book. The development of western civilization and the Christian Church have been intertwined for 2000 years and as a cultural reference this is the most interesting book I have found so far. My copy is almost as old as I am and I bought it used but feel so very fortunate to have found a copy at all.So many of our cultural references are their basis in the church and I often find an explanation for a habit or custom that has its' origins in the popular lore ...more