The encyclopedia of Christian literature
- Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2010.
- Physical description
- 2 v. (xvi, 711 p.) ; 29 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- v. 1. Genres and types / Biographies A-G
- v. 2. Biographies H-Z.
- Publisher's Summary
- The written word is one of the defining elements of Christian experience. As vigorous in the 1st century as it is in the 21st, Christian literature has had a significant function in history, and teachers and students need to be reminded of this powerful literary legacy. Covering 2,000 years, The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature is the first encyclopedia devoted to Christian writers and books. In addition to an overview of the Christian literature, this two-volume set also includes 40 essays on the principal genres of Christian literature and more than 400 bio-bibliographical essays describing the principal writers and their works. These essays examine the evolution of Christian thought as reflected in the literature of every age. The companion volume also features bibliographies, an index, a timeline of Christian Literature, and a list of the greatest Christian authors. The encyclopedia will appeal not only to scholars and Christian evangelicals, but students and teachers in seminaries and theological schools, as well as to the growing body of Christian readers and bibliophiles.
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- Publication date
- George Thomas Kurian, editor ; James D. Smith III, coeditor ; Mark E. Roberts, associate editor ; Sarah Claudine Day, managing editor.