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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4th edition)
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4th edition)
  • More than 6,500 authoritative, fully cross-referenced A-Z entries on every aspect of the Christian Church
  • Biographical entries on saints, popes, patriarchs, archbishops, other church leaders, heretics, mystics, kings, philosophers, and theologians
  • Comprehensive coverage of theology, churches and denominations, the bible, patristic scholarship, the church calendar and its organization, dignitaries, and saints and mystics

New to this Edition:

  • Broader coverage of non-Anglican Christian denominations, including heavy updates on non-Western European Christianity
  • Other topical areas that have been significantly updated include liturgy, theology (particularly moral and pastoral theology), Canon Law, and recent and international developments in Christianity
  • Extensive updates on Christianity across the globe, including North America, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australasia, and on the topic of missionary societies and activity

Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains over 6,500 cross-referenced A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject, from theology; churches and denominations; patristic scholarship; and the bible; to the church calendar and its organization; popes; archbishops; other church leaders; saints; and mystics.
In this new edition, great efforts have been made to increase and strengthen coverage of non-Anglican denominations (for example non-Western European Christianity), as well as broadening the focus on Christianity and the history of churches in areas beyond Western Europe. In particular, there have been extensive additions with regards to the Christian Church in Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, and Australasia. Significant updates have also been included on topics such as liturgy, Canon Law, recent international developments, non-Anglican missionary activity, and the increasingly important area of moral and pastoral theology, among many others.
Since its first appearance in 1957, the ODCC has established itself as an essential resource for ordinands, clergy, and members of religious orders, and an invaluable tool for academics, teachers, and students of church history and theology, as well as for the general reader.


Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Editorial Advisers
Contributors to the Fourth Edition
Contributors to Previous Editions
Frank Leslie Cross 1900-1968
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church A-Z
Chronological List of Popes and Antipopes

About the author: 

Edited by Andrew Louth, Emeritus Professor of Patristic and Byzantine Studies, Durham University
Andrew Louth is Professor Emeritus of Patristic and Byzantine Studies at Durham University. His many publications include Denys the AreopagiteMaximus the ConfessorSt John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine TheologyGreek East and Latin West: The Church AD 681-1071. He is also co-editor of Oxford Early Christian Studies and Oxford Early Christian Texts.
F. L. Cross was the Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford and Canon of Christ Church from 1944 to 1968. From 1941 to 1948, he was editor of what later was published as A Patristic Greek Lexicon; in 1951 initiated the Oxford International Conferences on Patristic Studies.
E. A. Livingstone assisted F. L. Cross in the first edition of The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church and in the organization of the Oxford International Conferences on Patristic Studies. On his death she assumed responsibility for the second and third editions, and organized the conferences from 1969 to 1995, editing the proceedings. She received an MBE, a Lambeth DD, and a British Academy President's Medal for services to patristic scholarship.

"a national monument" - David Martin, TLS

Product details

ISBN : 9780199642465

Andrew Louth
1952 Pages
Multiple Copy Pack
290 x 225 mm
Pub date
Feb 2022
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4th edition)

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4th edition)

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4th edition)