Who's Who in Christianity / Edition 2

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Overview

Who's Who in Christianity is an invaluable reference guide to the leading men and women who have influenced the course of Christian history, including the founding fathers, saints, popes, monarchs, philanthropists, theologians, missionaries and heretics.
The book encompasses both Eastern and Western churches and the lives and opinions of personalities who have shaped the past twenty Christian centuries, from Jesus of Galilee to Pope John Paul II, and from Paul of Tarsus to Mother Teresa.

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Editorial Reviews

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This work, whose author is an honorary research fellow at Kent University and coauthor of A Dictionary of Judaism and Christianity Trinity, 1991. pap., covers 1200 of the "leading men and women who have influenced the course of Christian history." The coverage is broader but less detailed and authoritative and with fewer bibliographic references than that provided by The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church LJ 5/15/97. In addition to the expected saints, popes, and founders, one finds Thecla, an apocryphal first-century saint; Mechtilde, a 13th-century mystic; Daniel O'Connell, a 19th-century Irish politician and rebel; and 20th-century theologians Rosemary Radford Ruether and Juan Luis Segundo. Most entries range from 75 to 150 words, though a few are more substantial, e.g., Jesus of Nazareth understandably merits 650 words. The bibliography following each entry is disappointingly brief usually only two to four citations, and one could quibble with some entries as well. For example, Mechtilde is erroneously referred to as a saint, and the entry for John Brown, "rebel," fails to identify his connection to Christianity. A glossary of technical terms, a chronological table of the chief historical events, and especially useful indexes by category saint, poet, social reformers, etc. and time period are also included. While not the ultimate reference on Christianity, this work would be useful as a beginning point for further research in both public and academic libraries.Linda V. Carlisle, Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415260343
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/9/2001
  • Series: Who's Who Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok is co-author of A Dictionary of Judaism and Christianity and Jewish and Christian Mysticism.

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