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Overview This book is a unique rapid reference to those men and women of all denominations who have, over the last two millenia, contributed to the life, history, and study of Christianity in all its facets, or in whose lives Christianity has been a significant factor. Entries are concise and accessible, although for key figures longer essays have been written. Its coverage ranges from major figures of the immediate post-New Testament era to those recently deceased, and has a global perspective, offering in-depth coverage of Africa, India and China as well as Orthodoxy - Greek and Russian. This reference work will prove essential in many contexts: for general readers interested in Church history and the study of Christian faith, in libraries, and as a study aid for students, researchers and scholars.
Publishers Description This dictionary is a unique, rapid reference for those men and women of all denominations who have, over the last two millennia, contributed to the life, history, and study of Christianity in all its facets or in whose lives Christianity has been a significant factor. The entries are concise and accessible, although for key figures longer essays have been written. Its coverage ranges from major figures of the immediate post-New Testament era to those recently deceased. The dictionary offers a global perspective, with in-depth coverage of Africa, India, and China as well as Orthodoxy--Greek and Russian. This reference will prove essential for general readers interested in Church history and the study of the Christian faith; in libraries; and as a study aid for students, researchers, and scholars.
Awards and Recognitions The Dictionary of Christian Biography (Reference Works) by Michael J. Walsh has received the following awards and recognitions -
Book of the Year - 2002 Winner - Special Recognition category
Citations And Professional Reviews The Dictionary of Christian Biography (Reference Works) by Michael J. Walsh has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
American Reference Bks Annual - 01/01/2002 page 580
Choice - 02/01/2002 page 1024
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.92" Width: 6.96" Height: 2.21" Weight: 3.89 lbs.
Release Date Aug 28, 2001
Publisher Liturgical Press
ISBN 0814659217 ISBN13 9780814659212
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More About Michael J. Walsh
Michael Walsh has written or edited over a dozen works on the history of the Church, both ancient and contemporary. He was until recently, Librarian at Heythrop College, University of London, UK.
Michael J. Walsh currently resides in London. Michael J. Walsh was born in 1937.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Dictionary of Christian Biography (Reference Works)?
A valuable tool May 15, 2008
This book is a joy to use. The biographical entries are both succinct and adequate. It covers a good balance of Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox figures and avoids the myopia of some similar volumes. I have used several Christian biographical reference books; this is my favorite.
Disappointing Reference for my particular research Feb 7, 2008
I can only comment on this reference as it was used for my research. I am writing a book about the versions of the Bible in English. In doing that I have compiled a list of about 1,587 individuals involved in revising, editing or translating different versions of the Bible. Of that number only 54 were listed in this reference. The majority of those listed were Catholics. This work was not very useful in my particular work.
What is the purpose of this book? Jun 8, 2006
This is just a quick overview of the book as I have just bought it. I find that the author's selection of who's who rather inconsistent. There are indeed many personalities of the bygone era and some not so well-known ones; you will definitely find someone whom you don't know even if you are a champion of quizzes and trivia or simply extremely well-versed in this area... But I found it puzzling that I did not find in its entries "Louis Berkhof" but "Charles Hodge" was there. "Matthew Henry" was present but not "Matthew Poole", why this is so, I don't understand. Is it an intentional or careless omission? It is comprehensive in one way yet lacking. I find it is rather lackadaisical. I suppose there are better books at this price. I gave it 3 stars for its contents but not its treatment of each entry, which is rather cursory.