A DICTIONARY OF EARLY CHRISTIAN BIOGRAPHY: A REFERENCE GUIDE TO OVER 800 CHRISTIAN MEN AND WOMEN, HERETICS AND SECTS OF THE FIRST 600 CENTURIES EDITED BY HENRY WACE AND WILLIAM C. PIERCY
A reissue of Henry Wace`s dictionary, first published in 1911. Wace (d. 1924)was Dean of Canterbury and worked with Philip Schaff on the revered fourteen-volume Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers.
Discover essential, reliable information on over 800 Christian personalities, groups, and literature to the end of the sixth century A.D. in this unique, concise volume. It includes descriptions of the principal sects and heresies that challenged orthodox Christianity on several fronts during the early years. A remarkably comprehensive work, this volume evolved from the distinguished four-volume Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature. For anyone serious about the early church and the people who made indelible marks in its story, this is a fundamental resource.
• Features reliable sketches of major Christian personalities of the first six centuries.
• Analyzes the documents, creeds, and literature of the early church and its opponents.
• Describes the principal sects and heretics of early Christianity, including discussions of the theological tendencies of these opponents.
• Covers more than 600 years of church history in one convenient volume.
A remarkably comprehensive work, it will be invaluable to anyone concerned about the struggles and triumphs of the early church and its leaders and the significance of that legacy for today. A fundamental resource, it is reliable, comprehensive, and of a high scholarly standard.