The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity
November 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
The Book and How to Use It.
Dictionary Entries A-Z.
Ken Parry is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University, Australia. He has published numerous articles on Byzantine theology and is the author of Depicting the Word: Byzantine Iconophile Thought (Brill, 1996).
David J. Melling is at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Dimitri Brady is at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Sydney H. Griffith is at the Catholic University of America.
John F. Healey is at Manchester University.
- Contains over 700 articles, enabling the reader to explore the diversity of Eastern Christian civilisation.
- Written by an international team of fifty contributors from various discipline, including historians, theologians, linguists, philosophers, musicians and scholars of liturgy and iconography.
- Covers Byzantine and Oriental traditions as well as Orthodox, Catholic and Reformed communities.
"The Dictionary is a valuable resource intended not only for students and scholars, but for anyone interested in Eastern Christianity. It will open up a new Christian world to the beginner, and extend the knowledge of those already acquainted with the Eastern Churches." Theology
"There is a high level of scholarship for all the entries which makes this Dictionary a reliable reference work." Adamantius, Newsletter of the Italian Research Group on "Origen and the Alexandrian Tradition"
"All libraries should have this handy volume." International Review of Biblical Studies
"There is plenty here to learn and inspire." European Journal of Theology
"...for matters liturgical, historical, and theological relating to the eastern churches, from ancient times to the present it has no equal. The longer articles covering the history of various national churches, geographical regions, and missions are excellent." Theology Today