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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

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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 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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Elizabeth
Mar 05, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Royce Ratterman
Feb 07, 2016 Royce Ratterman rated it it was amazing

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Jp
Jan 04, 2016 Jp rated it really liked it
The standard desk top reference which I keep within easy reach. The only reason It does not get five stars is its English Church focus which comes up short for some basic American church topics. Easily fixed by putting the Dictionary of Christianity in America right beside it.
Garrett Starr
May 01, 2014 Garrett Starr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent resource! I can't think of a single item that I needed some information on that wasn't given in this volume. This one is worth having on your bookshelf.
Colin
Dec 16, 2007 Colin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who needs a reference book on Western history, thought, or religion
Probably my second-favorite reference book, behind the Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy.
John Yelverton
Dec 29, 2012 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely amazing book of all things having to do with the Christian faith.
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John Wiley
Aug 16, 2013 John Wiley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Handy resource for historical theology and church history
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