Encyclopedia of Early Christianity (2nd Ed) (2 Vol Set)
What's new in the Second Edition: ^Some 250 new entries-25% more than in the first edition.; 25 new expert contributors; Bibliographies are greatly expanded and updated throughout; More focus on biblical books and philosophical schools, their influence on early Christianity...
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What's new in the Second Edition: ^Some 250 new entries-25% more than in the first edition.; 25 new expert contributors; Bibliographies are greatly expanded and updated throughout; More focus on biblical books and philosophical schools, their influence on early Christianity and their use by patristic writers; More information about the Jewish and pagan environment of early Christianity; Greatly enlarged coverage of the eastern expansion of the faith throughout Asia, including persons and literature; More extensive treatment of saints, monasticism, worship practices, and modern scholars; Greater emphasis on social history and more theme articles; More illustrations, maps, and plans; Additional articles on geographical regions; Expanded chronological table; Also includes maps.
Written by a team of over 160 scholars, this new expanded and revised edition is a comprehensive survey of Christianity's first six centuries. The work explores all aspects of its subject from theological, historical and literary viewpoints.
Everett Ferguson (PhD., Harvard University) is professor emeritus of Bible and distinguished scholar-in-residence at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, where he taught church history and Greek. He is the author of numerous works, including Backgrounds of Early Christianity, Early Christians Speak, and Inheriting Wisdom: Readings for Today from Ancient Christian Writers. He was also general editor of the two-volume Encyclopedia of Early Christianity and most recently published Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries.
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