SKU (ISBN): 9780810869875
Editor: George Kurian | Editor: James Smith
Binding: Cloth Text
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group
The written word is one of the defining elements of Christian experience. As vigorous in the first 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 2000 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 nearly 40 essays on the principal genres of Christian literature. This work also contains 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 also features bibliographies, an index, and illustrations, including photographs of rare Bibles and Books of Hours, as well as contemporary Christian authors and books. Other special features include a chronology of Christian Literature and rankings of both the 100 Greatest Christian Writers and the 100 Greatest Christian Books.
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.