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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
The third edition of this unrivaled book focuses on the important changes in academic opinion and church organization within the past few years. Extensively revised and updated, it contains increased coverage on Eastern churches, issues in moral theology, and developments stemming from the Second Vatican Council. New entries have been added on a diverse array of subjects i ...more
Hardcover, 1824 pages
Published March 27th 1997 by OUP Oxford
(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