The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization is a uniquely comprehensive reference work on the history and impact of Christianity. Bringing together over 350 international scholars and 1,450 entries, this four-volume work spans issues ranging from theology, politics and law, through to literature, art and architecture. The encyclopedia will publish simultaneously in print and online. Comprehensive - includes 1,450 entries within four volumes, examining the sources of Christian culture, the depth of its influence, and the reasons for its enduring strength Interdisciplinary - a series of interconnecting themes offers an unparalleled account of Christianity including: key theological ideas; global and regional history; worship; society and Christianity; literature; music; art; architecture; education; politics; law, and scholarship Authoritative - written by an international team of over 350 leading scholars and teachers from over 24 countries International - presents a truly global account of Christianity, with strong denominational and regional identities Accessible - an A-Z format offers a clear, concise and attractive layout, alongside sophisticated cross-referencing, an extensive bibliography, and a comprehensive index Multi-format - the encyclopedia will publish simultaneously in print and online
George Thomas Kurian
is the President of the Encyclopedia Society. He is the editor of 60 highly successful reference works including 27 encyclopedias, including The World Christian Encyclopedia
, Nelson’s New Christian Dictionary
, The Encyclopedia of the First World
, and The Encyclopedia of the Third World
Editorial Board: George Giacumakis, California State University, Irvine; Fergus Kerr, Regent, Blackfriars; and Edinburgh University; Bernard McGinn, University of Chicago; Frederick Norris, Emmanuel School of Religion; Alvin Schmidt, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Illinois College; Scott Sunquist, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
About the Editor and Editorial Board.Notes on Contributors.List of Illustrations.List of Maps.List of Charts.List of Boxes.Introduction.Thematic list of contents.Volume I:.Volume II:.Volume III:.Volume IV:.Appendices.1. Documents of the Christian Church.2. Chronology of Evangelization.3. Chronology of Christian Music.4. English Versions of the Bible.5. Chronology of the Electronic Church.6. World Council of Churches Membership.7. Popes of the Roman Catholic Church.8. Patron Saints of the Roman Catholic Church.9. Feast Days of Saints and Other Notables.10. Liturgical Books.11. Most Important Books and Authors in Christian Literature.12. Major Theologians.13. Notable Christian Missionaries.14. 100 Most Important Events in Christian History.15. 100 Greatest Christians.16.100 Great Hymns of the Christian Church.17. Major Creeds of the Christian Church.18. Comparative Denominational Chart.List of Abbreviations.Bibliography.Index