Reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church


  • 3rd edition
  • Contains over 6,000 A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject, from theology; churches and denominations; patristic scholarship; and the Bible; to the church calendar and its organization; popes; archbishops; saints; and mystics
  • Contains scholarly bibliographies at entry level and up-to-date statistics wherever possible
  • First published in 1957, the work is a resource for ordinands, clergy, and members of religious orders, academics, teachers, and students of church history and theology, as well as for the general reader


Oxford University Press