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File Submitted: 22 Mar 2012
File Category: Dictionaries
Author: Henry Wace
Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies.
Henry Wace (Dean of Canterbury) and William Percy (church historian) compiled this extensive dictionary of over 800 early Christian figures, groups, and literature.
This very large dictionary includes the principal sects and heresies that challenged orthodox Christianity on several fronts during the early years. For anyone serious about the early church and the people who made indelible marks in its story, this is a fundamental resource.
- Features reliable sketches of major Christian personalities of the first six centuries.
- Analyzes the documents, creeds, and literature of the early church and its opponents.
- Describes the principal sects and heretics of early Christianity, including discussions of the theological tendencies of these opponents.
- Covers more than 600 years of church history.
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