The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature

The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature

Covering 2,000 years, this two-volume set is the first encyclopedia devoted to Christian writers and books. In addition to an overview of the Christian literature, this encyclopedia includes more than 40 essays on the principal genres of Christian literature and more than 400 bio-bibliographical essays describing the principal writers and their works.

Encyclopedia of Christian Education

Encyclopedia of Christian Education

This reference work tells the unique history of Christian education and shows how Christian educators pioneered such institutions and reforms as universal literacy, home schooling, Sunday schools, women's education, graded schools, compulsory education of the deaf and blind, and kindergarten.

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States

From the Founding Fathers through the present, Christianity has exercised powerful influence in America—from its role in shaping politics and social institutions to its hand in art and culture. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States outlines the myriad roles Christianity has played and continues to play. This masterful multi-volume reference includes biographies of major figures in the Christian church in the United States, documents and Supreme Court decisions, and information on theology and theologians, denominations, faith-based organizations, immigration, art—from decorative arts and film to music and literature—evangelism and crusades, women’s issues, racial issues, civil religion, and more.

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, 4 Volume Set

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, 4 Volume Set

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization is a comprehensive reference work on the history and impact of Christianity. Over 1,400 entries provide an in-depth and dynamic look at Christianity both through its history and the way it has shaped societies around the world. Through a clear and attractive format, a series of interlocking major themes is explored, including: key theological ideas; global and regional history; worship; society and Christianity; literature; music; art; architecture; education; politics; law, and scholarship. Uniting these themes is an understanding of Christianity as a truly global phenomenon with strong denominational and regional identities. The entries are written by a team of over 350 scholars and teachers from over 24 countries. Together they present a wealth of current research in a clear, concise, and attractive format. The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization is an essential reference for students, researchers, academics, and practitioners.

The Encyclopedia of Practical Christianity

The Encyclopedia of Practical Christianity

What does God want you to know, be, and do as an individual family, church and nation? This question occupies the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Indeed, you could divide all the verses in the Bible into four groups. These are verses that address Individual Families Churches Nations.

Encyclopedia of Christianity

Encyclopedia of Christianity

Presents a collection of alphabetically arranged articles related to Christianity, covering its history, events, and important figures and individuals. Includes maps, charts, and illustrations.

The Encyclopedia of Prayer and Praise

The Encyclopedia of Prayer and Praise

"Encyclopedia of Prayer and Praise brings together over 5,000 of the most esteemed and cherished Christian prayers and spiritual writings. The Encyclopedia includes hundreds of contemporary prayers, but focuses primarily on the rich heritage of classic prayers from the past two millennia of Christian life and worship. Delving into the literature of the church, this book compiles prayers attributed to a broad listing of the faithful from Eusebius of Caesarea to George Fox and Thomas Fuller. This book includes writings from saints such as Francis of Assisi and Julian of Norwich; from leaders such as Mary Queen of Scots and Constantine the Great; artists such as Michelangelo, Robert Browning, and Jane Austin; and philosophers such as Soren Kierkegaard. In the first part of this book, prayers are organised by theme and occasion. There are also indexes of first lines, subjects, and authors and sources all of which make finding a particular prayer a snap. The second part of the Encyclopedia offers over seventy extracts from classic teachings on prayer and praise, as well as prayer collections, and stories about prayer and people who prayed. A veritable galaxy of devotional and scholarly writings are included, with authors including Augustine, Bunyan, Calvin, Brother Lawrence, Luther, Origen, C.H. Spurgeon, Wesley, and Whitefield. Book jacket"--Back cover.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

The two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible is a scholarly reference work with articles on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important non-canonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation. The first in a series of in-depth biblical reference works, Books of the Bible will be available on DRS and in Oxford Biblical Studies Online.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music: Pop, Rock, and Worship

Pop, Rock, and Worship

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music: Pop, Rock, and Worship

The first comprehensive overview of contemporary inspirational music, covering its historical roots and dramatic growth into one of America's most vital music genres. • Over 200 entries spanning the development of contemporary Christian music and its historic and cultural roots • A remarkable team of contributors—distinguished scholars across the full academic and religious spectrum • A host of images of historic and contemporary performers and other important figures in inspirational music • An extensive bibliography of important works in print and online for further reading on contemporary Christian music • A comprehensive index