Di Berardino, Angelo. Encyclopedia of the Early Church, 2 volume set

Di Berardino, Angelo. Encyclopedia of the Early Church, 2 volume set

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Di Berardino, Angelo. Encyclopedia of the Early Church, 2 volume set; Translated from the Italian by Adrian Walford, With a foreword and bibliographical amendments by W. H. C. Frend. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. ISBN: 0195208927.

Two large volumes in red cloth, 8 1/2 x 12 inches, former owner's signature on ffeps, 1736 clean and unmarked pp. Very good. Hardcover.  [4528] 

The Encyclopedia of the Early Church is a two-volume reference work providing concise and precise information on all topics concerning the first eight centuries of Christianity. Valuable to historians, archaeologists, philosophers, and philologists as well as theologians, this work extends the knowledge of how Christianity evolved to become the most important influence in the history of Western civilization. Tracing the growth of the church from its tiny beginnings in an upper room to its dominance of Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa in the eighth century, scholars from many disciplines produced articles ranging from a few sentences to ten thousand words on all the major and most of the minor people, works, ideas, and issues of the formative period of Christianity. The first major encyclopedia to cover the life, thought, and growth of Christianity, this work offers full treatment of doctrines, creeds, and heresies, of iconography and art history, of archaeology and geography, and of monasticism and asceticism.