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  • Hardcover: 808 pages
  • Publisher: OUP USA; 1st Edition edition (26 Oct. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198600240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198600244
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 5.8 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 644,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The editors of The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought gathered together over 250 scholars, mostly British or American, to write it, including what one might call a "celebrity" contributor or two--there's an article each by the Archbishop of Canterbury and his predecessor. As one would expect from an Oxford Companion, it is a collection of impressively thoughtful, scholarly, perhaps slightly stodgy, brief summaries of academia's collected erudition on a broad selection of very big subjects. That said, it aims to be more at the level of the general reader than, say, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church , with fewer and longer articles and briefer reading lists. It is unable to be as much of a compendium of consensus as such standard reference works usually are because in many cases there is no consensus to record. The editors' response has been to invite contributors with a sympathy for a particular subject to write on it. This means that a multitude of differing viewpoints are contained within one volume--all expressed within the courteous and cautious limits of the academically respectable, naturally, and predominantly from fairly theologically liberal perspectives. The angles of approach of the articles on, for example, evangelicalism, homosexuality and Thomas Aquinas reflect the vastly diverging views of different parts of the Christian world, some more orthodox than others. These differences add an extra level of interest to what is destined to be a respected reference for a long time to come. --David Pickering


a book to browse in, savour and enjoy (Expository Times, 01/09/01)

refreshingly honest, thoughtful, and varied . . . It is a guide for everyone . . . You cannot but be stimulated (Crucible April-June 2001)

a rich source . . . The articles are well informed and thorough . . . This book is well worth having (Association of Christian Teachers Spring 2001)

It's a reliable and lively encyclopedia (Christian Century 21/02/01)

The merits of this Companion are considerable and will ensure wide success (Henry Chadwick TLS 16/02/01)


. . .the Companion has many virtues and deserves a large readership . . . .the Companion is well produced and - given its size- reasonably priced (Rupert Shortt, Financial Times, 20/01/2001)

" It is sheer pleasure to read an article- on almost any subject you care to name- written by an expert . . . . an A plus for pleasure; . . . excellent value" (Quentin De La Bedoyere, Catholic Herald, 15/12/00)

" a feast of knowledge and wisdom" (David Edwards, The Tablet 23/12/00)

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