The Encyclopedia of Christianity: J-O

The Encyclopedia of Christianity: J-O

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The qEncyclopedia of Christianityq is a monumental reference work that addresses the broad interest in Christianity and religion around the world today. Comprehensive, up to date, reflecting the highest standards in scholarship yet intended for a wide range of readers, the qECq describes the Christian faith and community in their myriad forms today and throughout the 2, 000 years of Christian history. The qECq also looks outward beyond Christianity, considering other world religions and philosophies as it paints the overall religious and sociocultural picture in which the Christian church now finds itself in the new millennium. Written by leading scholars from many countries and cultural backgrounds, the more than 1, 700 articles in the complete qECq depict Christianity in its qglobal context.q Separate articles for every continent and for over 170 countries examine both the history and the current situation of the Christian faith worldwide. The qECq also portrays Christianity in its widest qecumenical context.q Major articles detail Christianity's rich spiritual and theological diversity in order to inform readers about religious traditions and perspectives beyond their own ecclesiastical frameworks. In its portrayal of Christianity, the qECq also takes into account the current qsociocultural context, q including other world religions, secular philosophies, cultural trends, and modern political and economic forces. Covering such current topics as abortion, atheism, Islam, modernity, and psychoanalysis, these articles describe the multifarious settings in which the Christian church today must maintain a credible witness to the ancient gospel. Finally, the qECq presentsChristianity in its rich qhistorical context, q starting with the biblical tradition and showing how the apostolic tradition developed and how the church has sought throughout history to keep faith with its traditions while engaging the world around it. Volume 3 of the qECq contains 342 articles constituting the alphabetical entries J-O -- articles on significant topics ranging from Jesus, the kingdom of God, liberation theology, and Martin Luther to medical ethics, the Middle Ages, North American theology, and the Orthodox Church. Like each volume in the complete qEC, q this book incorporates many enhancements of and additions to the third revised edition of the German qEvangelisches Kirchenlexikon: Internationale theologische EnzyklopC$die, q on which the qECq is based. Among the new features of this English work are the following: articles on all but the smallest countries of the world, including former communist states that have gained their independence since 1989; the latest, best statistical information, compiled by David B. Barrett, on the religious affiliation and ecclesiastical breakdown of each country and continent; the addition of over seventy biographical articles on prominent figures throughout church history; many expanded or entirely new articles that address topics of particular interest to English-speaking readers. Unparalleled in scholarship and breadth of content, the qEncyclopedia of Christianityq will long serve as the standard reference work for the study of Christianity in the past and the present -- and its trajectory into the twenty-first century.ments in the Medieval Psalms Exegesis and the aquot;Dictata super Psalteriumaquot; (1513 -1515) of Martin Luther (Leiden, 1974) ... 1995) a€c D. Steinmetz, Luther and Staupitz: An Essay in the Intellectual Origins of the Protestant Reformation ( Durham, anbsp;...

Title:The Encyclopedia of Christianity: J-O
Author:Erwin Fahlbusch
Publisher:Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 2003


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