The Encyclopedia of Christianity

The Encyclopedia of Christianity

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qThe Encyclopedia of Christianity is the first of a five-volume English translation of the third revised edition of Evangelisches Kirchenlexikon. Its German articles have been tailored to suit an English readership, and articles of special interest to English readers have been added. The encyclopedia describes Christianity through its 2000-year history within a global context, taking into account other religions and philosophies. A special feature is the statistical information dispersed throughout the articles on the continents and over 170 countries. Social and cultural coverage is given to such issues as racism, genocide, and armaments, while historical content shows the development of biblical and apostolic traditions. This comprehensive work, while scholarly, is intended for a wide audience and will set the standard for reference works on Christianity.q--qOutstanding reference sources 2000q, American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.The English Alternative Service Book did not do so, but American Episcopalians ( a€” agt; Anglican Communion) included it among their occasional services in 1979. Also in 1979 Lutheran churches in the United States and Canada took similar steps. ... In 1985 Episcopalians issued their Boston Statement aquot;Children and Communion, aquot; which viewed baptism as giving a right to ... is given to the redeemed in order that they might proclaim it (the sign of tongues) and kindle it ( the sign of fire).

Title:The Encyclopedia of Christianity
Author:Erwin Fahlbusch
Publisher:Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 1999


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