The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology includes schools of thought and controversies and events crucial in the development of doctrine, as well as vocabulary and questions of perennial significance in theology. Entries are structured to provide the origins of expressions; their significance in Christian theological history; differing views on the meaning of terms and issues; descriptions of the contemporary relevance of the items; a brief bibliography giving classical sources for the origins and discussions of the terms.
The Westminter Dictionary of Christian Theology is an important reference for any pastor, scholar, or student of theology. The articles are clearly written, historically informative, and conceptually clarifying. The entries are arranged alphabetically for ease of use.
Alan Richardson was Professor of Christian Theology at the University of Nottingham in England. He was Dean of York from 1964 until his death in 1975.
John Bowden is a former editor and managing director of SCM Press. He is the author of several books and articles and has translated numerous religious books from German, French and Dutch.
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