The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology

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With over 550 entries ranging from Abba to Zwingli composed by leading contemporary theologians from around the world, The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology represents a fresh, ecumenical approach to theological reference. Written with an emphasis on clarity and concision, all entries are designed to help the reader understand and assess the specifically theological significance of the most important concepts. Clearly structured, the volume is organized around a small number of 'core entries' which focus on key topics to provide a general overview of major subject areas, while making use of related shorter entries to impart a more detailed knowledge of technical terms. The work as a whole provides an introduction to the defining topics in Christian thought and is an essential reference point for student and scholars.

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Containing over 550 entries, ranging from Abba to Zwingli, this dictionary provides a fresh, ecumenical approach to theological reference. Focusing on key topics, it helps the reader understand and assess the significance of the most important concepts, whilst shorter related entries provide a more detailed definition of technical terms.

About the Author:

Ian A. McFarland is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Emory University. His publications include Difference and Identity: A Theological Anthropology (2001) and The Divine Image: Envisioning the Invisible God (2006).

David Fergusson is Professor of Divinity and Principal of New College at the University of Edinburgh. His recent publications include Church, State and Civil Society (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and Faith and its Critics (2009).

Karen Kilby is Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham and Vice-President of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain. She is the author of A Brief Introduction to Karl Rahner (2007) and Rahner: Theology and Philosophy (2007).

Iain Torrance is President and Professor of Patristics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of Christology After Chalcedon (1988) and was co-editor of To Glorify God: Essays in Modern Reformed Liturgy (1999) and The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology (2007).

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