2nd Hand – The Dictionary Of Bible And Religion: by- William H. Gentz
Surpassing other Bible dictionaries in vision and scope, The Dictionary of Bible and Religion provides fast, authoritative information on the Bible plus religious topics not covered in other Bible dictionaries: contemporary religion, Christian doctrine, the history of Christianity, and world religions.
Enlisting the participation of some of the world’s foremost authorities, Abingdon Press has produced a completely up-to-date, definitive, and easy-to-use sourcebook of Bible and religious information for the general reader.
More than 880,000 words covering more than 2,800 subjects attest to the stature of this dictionary. All important subjects, names, and places of the Bible and related religious topics are covered. Arranged alphabetically, the entries vary in length from 50-word glossary definitions to thought-provoking essays of up to 3,000 words. Each is written by a carefully selected expert in the field of Old Testament, New Testament, religious history, theology, or world religions.
Ecumenical in its outlook, The Dictionary of Bible and Religion spans the religious world from Protestant and Catholic Christianity to Jewish, eastern, and other nonChristian traditions. Biblical places, people, and events, leading religious figures, great hymnwriters, missionaries, contemporary religious movements, Jewish beliefs, famous popes, Christian doctrines, religious beliefs throughout history, denominations, famous Christians, and major religious groups of the Middle East are all clearly described. The dictionary additionally incorporates representative liberal and conservative viewpoints from within the historic churches and denominations.
Complementing the rich text are a host of visual aids and added features, including:
- Sixteen five-color maps of Bible lands
- More than 280 black-and-white photographs
- Thirty black-and-white line drawings
- Twenty-eight black-and-white maps
- Eleven charts and tables
- An extensive system of cross-references to articles on related subjects
- A “For Further Study” section
Certain to rank with the great religious reference volumes of our time, The Dictionary of Bible and Religion will prove an indispensable addition to the libraries of lay people, ministers, priests, rabbis, professors, and students anyone actively seeking the full measure of biblical and religious knowledge, faith, wisdom, and inspiration.