2014 Midwest Publishing organization Award of Excellence (Scholarly/Reference) 2014 Readers' selection Awards Honorable point out The Encyclopedia of old Christianity covers 8 centuries of the Christian church and contains 3,220 entries via a group of 266 students from 26 nations representing various Christian traditions. It attracts upon such fields as archaeology, paintings and structure, biography, cultural stories, ecclesiology, geography, heritage, philosophy, and theology. This three-volume encyclopedia deals remarkable, finished insurance of the folks, areas and concepts of historical Christianity, together with:

  • cultural currents
  • events and movements
  • philosophy
  • iconography and architecture
  • archaeology
  • texts and translations
  • theological terms
  • doctrines
  • liturgy
  • spirituality
  • monasticism
  • Christian sects
  • heresies
  • controversies
  • councils

The encyclopedia's A-to-Z insurance extends from "Aaron (iconography)" to "Zosimus, pope" and chronologically from Christianity's origins to Bede (d. 735) within the West and John of Damascus (d. ca. 749) within the Greek East, with distinctive emphasis at the first 4 centuries of Christian heritage. Its geographical diversity reaches throughout:

  • North Africa
  • Mauretania
  • Numidia
  • Africa Proconsularis Byzacena
  • Libya
  • Egypt
  • Nubia
  • Ethiopia
  • Asia
  • Adiabene
  • Armenia
  • Bithynia & Pontus
  • Georgia
  • Cappadocia
  • Lycia and Pamphylia
  • Phrygia
  • Syria
  • Mesopotamia
  • Arabia
  • Palestine
  • Persia
  • China
  • Europe
  • Gaul
  • Spain & Portugal
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Britain and Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Pannonia
  • Dalmatia
  • Macedonia
  • Moesia
  • Thrace
  • Cyprus
  • Crete

This variation updates and expands on earlier Italian and English-language variations with the addition of greater than 500 new articles (added to the present Italian or English edition), together with the subsequent 30 articles particular to IVP's version:

  • apostolic see
  • Capua
  • Carmen de synodo Ticinensi
  • China
  • cosmopolitanism
  • death
  • diakonia/diaconate
  • Dialogi de sancta Trinitate IV-V
  • doorkeeper (porter)
  • dynamis/energeia
  • eternity
  • forgiveness
  • freedom/free will
  • good
  • Hierotheus
  • incubatio
  • infinity/infinitude
  • libelli miraculorum
  • love
  • Mara bar Serapion (letter of)
  • oikeiosis
  • old age
  • presanctified
  • Serapeion (Serapeum)
  • subdeacon
  • Theosebia
  • Triumphus Christi heroicus
  • Tychon
  • unity
  • Virgo Parens

wide cross-referencing offers ease in exploring similar articles, and beneficial bibliographies, together with fundamental resources (texts, severe versions, translations) and key secondary assets (books and magazine articles), provide entry to the very most modern in-depth scholarship in numerous disciplines of analysis. IVP's new Encyclopedia of historic Christianity (2014) is translated from Nuovo dizionario patristico e di antichita cristiane (2006-2008), produced by means of the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, the world's superior middle for partristic reviews, below the course of Professor Angelo Di Berardino, and it vastly updates and expands the 1992 Encyclopedia of the Early Church (Oxford college Press/James Clarke).

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