`Review from previous edition 'opens up the whole of Christian history, now with a wider vision than ever'' Robert Runcie, former Archbishop of Canterbury
`'an astonishing achievement ... an indispensable, abundant and compulsively readable book'' The Times
`'remains absolutely central in its field and will do so for many years to come.' ' TLS
`'the authoritative standard reference book on the Christian Church' ' Christianity
About the Author
E. A. Livingstone, PhD
is the editor of the third edition of The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
, on which this concise volume is based. She has been responsible for the organization of the International Conferences on Patristic Studies from 1971 to 1995.