Dictionary of Early Christian Literature
Dictionary of Early Christian Literature

Dictionary of Early Christian Literature

RELIGION

640 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $65.95 (US $65.95) (CA $72.95)

Publication Date: January 2000

ISBN 9780824528003

Rights: WOR

The Crossroad Publishing Company (Jan 2000)
Herder & Herder

Price: $65.95
 
 

Overview

The long-awaited successor to Berthold Altaner's Patrologie handbook, the Dictionary of Early Christian Literature presents the life and work of Chrisitan authors up to the eighth century and an assessment of their lasting influence on the Christian tradition. The Dictionary offers complete and precise information as well as an updated bibliography in an easy-to-use alphabetical arrangement. Articles on authors provide a brief description of their lives, a presentation of their works, and an assessment of their invluence on the Christian tradition. Other articles deal with types of works and their particular characteristics. Despite the wealth of articles, movements and developments within the centuries can be easily grasped, providing valuable insight into the formation of the Christian tradition as we understand it today.