The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity by Daniel PatteThe Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity by Daniel Patte

The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity

EditorDaniel Patte

Hardcover | September 20, 2010

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The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity is an authoritative reference guide that enables college and seminary students, their teachers, and Christian clergy to reflect critically upon all aspects of Christianity from its origins to the present day. Written by a team of 800 scholars and practitioners from around the world, the volume reflects the plurality of Christianity throughout its history. Key Features of The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity: *Offers a presentation of the Christian beliefs and practices of all major Christian traditions in each continents and each nation *Highlights the different understandings of Christian beliefs and practices in different historical, cultural, religious, denominational, and secular contexts *Includes entries on methodology and the plurality of approaches that are used in the study of Christianity *Combines several approaches -- - including anthropological, cultural studies, ecumenical, and interfaith -- - to each Christian tradition *Respects each Christian tradition, through the self-presentation of Christianity in each country or Christian tradition *Includes clusters of entries on beliefs and practices, each presenting the understanding of a given Christian belief or practice in different historical and contemporary contexts *Demonstrates the relationship and interaction of Christianity with other religious traditions in various parts of the world *Provides a full bibliography on all topics covered in the volume
Title:The Cambridge Dictionary of ChristianityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1414 pages, 9.96 × 8.46 × 2.01 inPublished:September 20, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521820960

ISBN - 13:9780521820967


Table of Contents

Preface; Timeline; Dictionary; Index of selected names.

Editorial Reviews

"This is the reference book I have been waiting for. It is broad in vision and comprehensive in scope, as it's contributors represent a variety of Christian perspectives and beliefs. This historical survey from the origins of Christianity to the present provides us with a thick description of the nature of a rich ecumenical religion that is shaped by deep traditions and is ever-changing in the cultures in which it finds its various homes." --Emilie M. Townes, Yale Divinity School