The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, Τόμος 2
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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This two-volume encyclopedia provides a representative look at a wide variety of core Christian writings and authors from all denominations over the course of 2000 years. Kurian, editor of several other encyclopedias on topics in Christianity, and Smith (church history, Bethel Univ., San Diego) have assembled here nearly 200 primarily academic contributors. The material is organized into two sections—the first identifies and describes types and genres of writing, and the second provides biobibliographies of 400 individual authors. Forty areas of Christian writing are covered, including academic (hermeneutical texts, systematics), practical (reference works), spiritual (mystical writings, prayer), and aesthetic (poetry, fiction, songs and hymns). Relatively new areas of focus are also included (women's literature, children's literature). The biographical entries cover authors from a wide variety of genres whose writings reflect a Christian ethos; excluded are authors who are in conflict with Christianity or whose writings are popular but lacking in studious spiritual content. All the entries are concise yet thorough and conclude with a bibliography. Two appendixes provide supporting orientation to Christian literature as a whole: a representative time line of Christian literature and a list of the "Seventy-Five Greatest Christian Writers." An additional appendix that organized the authors by genre and date would have been useful, but the absence doesn't detract from the value of this distinctive reference work. BOTTOM LINE Recommended for all libraries on account of its broad scope and appeal.—Nadine Cohen, Univ. of Georgia Lib., Athens
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George Thomas Kurian
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