Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity (3 Volumes): Produced by the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum / January 01, 2014

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The Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity covers eight centuries of the Christian church and comprises 3,220 entries by a team of 266 scholars from 26 countries representing a variety of Christian traditions. It draws upon such fields as archaeology, art and architecture, biography, cultural studies, ecclesiology, geography, history, philosophy, and theology.

This three-volume encyclopedia offers unparalleled, comprehensive coverage of the people, places, and ideas of ancient Christianity, including:

  • 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 coverage extends from “Aaron (iconography)” to “Zosimus, pope” and chronologically from Christianity’s origins to Bede (d. 735) in the West and John of Damascus (d. ca. 749) in the Greek East, with detailed emphasis on the first four centuries of Christian history.

IVP’s new Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity (2014) is translated from Nuovo dizionario patristico e di antichita cristiane (2006-2008), produced by the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, the world’s foremost center for partristic studies, under the direction of Professor Angelo Di Berardino, and it greatly updates and expands the 1992 Encyclopedia of the Early Church (Oxford University Press/James Clarke).

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  1. (verified owner) jlm

    This is high quality international scholarship on the Early Church. The Augustinianum is the (Catholic) Pontifical faculty specialized in patristics, and to produce this encyclopedia they collaborated with scholars around the world. As you would expect, the entries include a bibliography of primary texts, translations, and secondary sources, in multiple languages. The basis for the English text is the second Italian edition: the translation reads well and is for the most part very good. In over a year of using this resource, I found two mistranslations, but in both cases it was obvious because the text was saying something chronologically impossible.

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