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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization (4 Volume Set) Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-1405157629 ISBN-10: 1405157623 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 2790 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (January 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405157623
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405157629
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 6.7 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,514,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


“It will remain a standard work for many decades and should be seriously considered for addition to any reference collection which covers religion, world history, literature or human social development.”  (Reference Reviews, 27 April 2013)

“[A] magisterial and welcome four-volume set. It features 1,400-plus entries and provides a trove of valuable information in an extremely easy-to-use format. This work provides readers with an excellent place to start their research … Overall, the essays, from more than 350 contributors, are of excellent quality throughout. The breadth of the work is impressive; it is nicely laid out with a thematic list of contents … Included are articles on chronological history, geography, denominations, and biography. Interpretive essays delve substantially into key issues, events, places, concepts, and ideas that have driven Christianity over the centuries … Summing up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers.”CHOICE

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization is a core addition that is fundamental to any personal, professional, academic, or community library Christian Studies reference book collection.”  Midwest Book Review


"Christian civilization" is an immense and immensely complicated subject. But George Kurian's thoughtfully conceived Encyclopedia does a fine job with its authoritative articles, sensible bibliographies, and consistently illuminating treatments. The perspectives of this volume are particularly welcome at a time when "Christian civilization" is making a historical transition from the European West to the global South."
–Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame

"The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization promises to be an exceedingly valuable reference work, as it is nearly exhaustive in scope, including a wide range of authoritative essays that include broad topics as the 'Roman Catholic Church,' which chronologically cover developments from antiquity to the present, to more specifically focused essays as 'Bolivian Christianity.' It also offers succinct analyses of themes such as 'Christian Existentialism' and 'Christianity and Economics,' as well as a cornucopia of maps, charts, and appendices."
–Dr Edwin Yamauchi, Miami University

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