Christianity : the complete guide /
edited by John Bowden ; with Anders Bergquist, Hugh Bowden and Norman A. Hjelm ; managing editor, Margaret Lydamore.
London : Continuum, 2005.
xli, 1364 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 26 cm.
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London : Continuum, 2005.
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Also published in 2005 by Oxford University Press under the title, Encyclopedia of Christianity.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This is a monumental and authoritative work covering every aspect of Christianity and the impact it has made on the world, throughout history and to the present day.
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One way of looking at Christianity is to see it as a landscape, indeed as a land - for many people today it is in fact a foreign land. Some of the features of the land are indicated in the introduction to the guide, which is an invitation to explore them in some depth. The Guide will make it possible to understand better who Christians are, why they exist in so many kinds, and what role they play in today's societies. It provides a firm idea of the nature of Christian spirituality, prayer and worship; of Christian beliefs; of Christian thinking on moral issues; the bewildering developments brought on by science, technology and modern economic forces. It explores the contribution Christianity has made to the shaping of culture; it sees church buildings, paintings and sculpture with new eyes; recognises the motive force which Christianity has provided for music poetry and literature. The book is fully cross referenced and indexed and also includes a guide to further reading and international websites.
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The international team of 175 expert contributors who have created The Complete Guide assume Christianity as terra incognita to its readers: not a single word or idea goes unexplored or unexplained. At the same time it is grounded in the most up-to-date scholarship, so it is an authoritative reference work. And for those who want not so much information as an answer to the fundamental questions of evil, suffering, death and the meaning of life, it offers possible answers based on the resources of the Christian tradition.
Table of Contents
Christianity : an introduction
The guidep. 1
Who's whop. 1261
Time chartp. 1319
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