A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography

edited by Henry Wace


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Retail: $49.95
Size: 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1040
Pub Date: July 2014
ISBN: 9781619702691
ISBN-13: 9781619702691
Item Number: 702691
Categories: Church History; General Reference Works
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Product Description

Discover essential, reliable information on over 800 Christian personalities, groups, and literature to the end of the sixth century A.D. in this unique, concise volume.

It includes descriptions of the principal sects and heresies that challenged orthodox Christianity on several fronts during the early years. A remarkably comprehensive work, this volume evolved from the distinguished four-volume Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature. For anyone serious about the early church and the people who made indelible marks in its story, this is a fundamental resource.

• Features reliable sketches of major Christian personalities of the first six centuries.
• Analyzes the documents, creeds, and literature of the early church and its opponents.
• Describes the principal sects and heretics of early Christianity, including discussions of the theological tendencies of these opponents.

Reviews

“This book should be in any pastor, scholar, teacher, professor, or student’s library. It is a comprehensive guide to over 800 Christian personalities, groups, and literature from the time of Christ to the end of the sixth century, from Abercius to Zosimus....Buy and use this helpful reference book!”
—Online reviewer

Editor Bio

Henry Wace (1836-1924), former Dean of Canterbury and noted turn-of-the century scholar, author, and editor, is especially known for his work on the four-volume Dictionary of Christian Biography and with Philip Schaff on the fourteen-volume Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series.