The Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church

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Oxford University Press, Mar 28, 1974 - Religion - 1518 pages
The third edition of this unrivaled book focuses on the important changes in academic opinion and church organization within the past few years. Extensively revised and updated, it contains increased coverage on Eastern churches, issues in moral theology, and developments stemming from the Second Vatican Council. New entries have been added on a diverse array of subjects including the ordination of women, the quest of the historical Jesus, and bibliographies.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
103
Section 3
119
Section 4
173
Section 5
207
Section 6
216
Section 7
282
Section 8
294
Section 24
767
Section 25
768
Section 26
772
Section 27
788
Section 28
790
Section 29
812
Section 30
813
Section 31
838

Section 9
297
Section 10
326
Section 11
365
Section 12
372
Section 13
382
Section 14
417
Section 15
437
Section 16
497
Section 17
543
Section 18
611
Section 19
686
Section 20
720
Section 21
745
Section 22
752
Section 23
753
Section 32
853
Section 33
901
Section 34
953
Section 35
987
Section 36
990
Section 37
1021
Section 38
1096
Section 39
1133
Section 40
1149
Section 41
1154
Section 42
1193
Section 43
1216
Section 44
1247
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About the author (1974)

F.L. (Frank Leslie) Cross was born in 1900. He attended the local day school, which specialized in science. While at school, he passed the London Intermediate B.Sc. Examination and won the Domun Scholarship for Natural Science at Balliol College, Oxford University. After only one term at Oxford, Cross entered military service during the waning months of World War I, but the armistice was signed before he saw any action. After the war, he returned to Balliol where he took Honors in Chemistry and Crystallography in 1920. He was then sent to Keble to study theology. He took First Class Honors in Theology in 1922 and he pursued its study for the rest of his life. He went to Germany for a year to work on his doctoral dissertation and he eventually received his D.Phil. at Oxford in 1930. He later received honorary degrees from Aberdeen and Bond and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Cross's first book, Religion and the Realm of Science, shows the influence of the scientific method on his thinking about religion and his interest in Catholic ceremony and sacramental religion. However, he is best known for his work on The Oxford Companion to the Christian Religion, which he was invited to co-edit in 1939. It was published in 1957 as the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church; it has become a standard reference tool in the field of theology. Cross died on December 29, 1968.

E. A. Livingstone, PhD is the editor of the third edition of The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, on which this concise volume is based. She has been responsible for the organization of the International Conferences on Patristic Studies from 1971 to 1995.

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