"The first volume set the standard for reference works of this kind. Essential, this is possibly the best encyclopedic reference on Christianity,"---Library Journal. A translation and extensive revision of the third edition of Evangelisches Kirchenlexicon Internationale Theologische Enzyklopadie. 704 pages, hardcover. Eerdmans/Brill.
"The Encyclopedia of Christianity" is a monumental reference work that addresses the broad interest in Christianity and religion around the world. Comprehensive, up-to-date, and reflective of the highest standards in scholarship, the "EC" describes the Christian faith and community in their myriad forms throughout the 2,000 years of Christian history. Volume 4 of the "EC" contains more than 300 articles covering the alphabetical entries P-S -- articles on significant topics ranging from Paul, political theology, and the Qurban to religious liberty, salvation history, and scholasticism.