Encyclopedia of Christian Theology: 3-volume set, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Encyclopedia of Christian Theology

3-volume set, 1st Edition

Edited by Jean-Yves Lacoste


1,928 pages

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pub: 2004-10-04
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Theology, translated from the French Dictionnaire Critique de Théologie 2nd Edition, features over 530 entries, contributed by 250 scholars from fifthteen different countries. Alphabetically arranged entries provide the reader a critical overview of the main theological questions and related topics, including concepts, events, councils, theologians, philosophers, movements, and more.

Hailed as a "masterpiece of scholarship," this reference work will be of great interest and use for scholars, students of religion and theology as well as general readers.


'Wide-ranging in its approach to all aspects of Christian theology… A reference work of high quality that will serve as an excellent research tool in both academic and public libraries… Highly recommended.' -- Library Journal

'This comprehensive critical handbook crosses all denominations and is a milestone reference… The far-ranging subject matter has been thoughtfully contained in 500 alphabetically arranged articles… Thorough and scholarly, the articles have been written for a university-level audience.' -- Reference & Research Book News~

'The editors have aimed for legibility, intellectual honesty, and historical precision.' -- American Reference Books Annual

'Recommended. General and academic collections.' -- Choice

'The articles are extremely well-researched and well-written and cover a wide range of Christian theological concepts… In all, the Encyclopedia of Christian Theology is an excellent scholarly reference work, aimed at a university-level audience… It should be included in all theological libraries and major reference collections.' -- Reference & User Services Quarterly

'Lacoste's Encyclopedia has everything a modern encyclopedia should have' -- Book Reviews

'this can certainly be interpreted as a (justified) recognition of the outstanding quality of Lacoste's work' -- Book Reviews

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Christian Theology / General
RELIGION / Theology