"[By] Canon Tony Meakin, Honorary Canon Emeritus of Durham Cathedral".
"First edition 1990, Reprinted with amendments 1992. This revised, enlarged and illustrated edition first published 1995." -- verso of t.-p.
No general index.
"After more than thirty years in the Anglican ministry and a wide experience of teaching and preaching, it has become evident to me how specialised is the vocabulary we use in every corner of the Church's life. There are the 'jargon' words of theology and the words connected with the organisation and government of the Church, the Ministry, Church architecture and Church contents, Church music, the Church's Year, Church services, creeds and books. At the same time, many people find it difficult to understand just how the Church of England works, not only in its structure but also in its worship. This book tries to help with both problems." -- Preface.
Contents: Foreword / John Ebor i.e. John Habgood, Archbishop of York -- Preface / Tony Meakin -- Acknowledgements -- Part One: A Basic Church Dictionary -- Part Two: Compendium.
Contents of Part Two: Compendium: Organisation of the Anglican Communion -- Government and Representation -- Ministry -- Clerical Wear -- Architecture -- Churches and their Contents -- Music -- The Church's Year -- At the Eucharist -- Other Services -- Creeds -- The Bible -- Books -- Signs and Symbols.
"[B]y Gerald O'Collins, S.J. and Edward G. Farrugia, S.J."
"Our aim is ... to identify key words and phrases that are used in contemporary theology, sometimes in a variety of ways. We have included some biblical, catechetical, ethical, historical, liturgical, and philosophical terms that theological students will come across sooner or later. Although this dictionary is primarily designed for Westerners (particularly Roman Catholics), increased contacts with Eastern Christians have encouraged us to add some terms from the East. In brief, the aim of this work is to clarify theological terminology and to promote accuracy in its usage". -- Preface to the Original Edition.
Contents: Preface to the New Edition dated Easter 1999 / G. O'C and E.G.F -- Preface to the Original Edition dated Rome, June 16, 1990 / Gerald O'Collins, S.J. and Edward G. Farrugia, S.J. -- Abbreviations -- [Text] -- Index of Names.
"Original edition: Kleines Theologisches Worterbuch, 10th edition (Verlag Herder, Freiburg, 1976) by Karl Rahner and Herbert Vorgrimler with the assistance of Kuno Fussell. First English edition 1965. Second edition, 1983. Copyright Herder KG, 1965, 1976, 1981, 1983. ... Translated by Richard Strachan, David Smith, Robert Nowell and Sarah O'Brien Twohig". -- verso of t.-p.
This dictionary "is intended to provide brief explanations, in alphabetical order, of the most important concepts of modern Catholic dogmatic theology for readers who are prepared to make a certain intellectual effort. .... It is not a dictionary of biblical theology, or of apologetics, or of fundamental theology; but we take into consideration the difficulties that non-Catholic Christians feel with regard to Catholic dogma. .... For the new edition we have revised all articles, and rewritten many of them substantially or entirely. We have included a number of new articles and removed those which now seem inappropriate. Where necessary, we have included reference to Vatican II". -- Authors' Preface.
Contents: Authors' Preface / Karl Rahner [and] Herbert Vorgrimler -- Publishers' Preface / The Publishers -- Abbreviations -- Concise Theological Dictionary [entries arranged alphabetically from "Absolute" to "Yahweh".
"Virginia Fabella, MM and R.S. Sugirtharajah, editors".
Includes bibliographical references.
A unique dictionary "devoted to issues specifically related to the Third World and its theological concerns, and also the first time it has been written solely by the people normally relegated to the periphery. The contributors are men and women of the Third World, including indigenous peoples from different contents, diasporans who find homes outside their native lands, and marginalized people who inhabit the so-called First World". -- Intro., p. xxi.
Contents: Editors' Note -- Acknowledgements -- International Advisory Committee -- List of Entries -- Introduction -- Entries -- List of Contributors -- Selected English-Language Journals on Issues in Third World Theologies.
Anglican contributors (including staff at Anglican institutions) include: Naim S. Ateek, Kortright Davis, Kelly Brown Douglas, Christopher Duraisingh, Kwok Pui-lan and Luke Lungile Pato.
"Edited by Paul Kevin Meagher, OP, S.T.M.,, Thomas C. O'Brien, Sister Consuelo Maria Aherne, SSJ".
"Prepared by an Editorial Staff at Corpus Publications, Inc. (1966-1970) Washington, District of Columbia, and at Mt. St. Joseph (1973-1979) Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania". -- verso of t.-p.
"Copyright 1979 by The Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia." -- verso of t.-p.
3 vols: v.1: A-E -- v.2: F-N -- v. 3: O-Z.
Contents of vol. 1: Foreword dated Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 1979 / Sister Consuelo Maria Aherne, SSJ -- Contributing Editors -- Area Editors and Consultants -- Sisters of St. Joseph -- Contributors -- Abbreviations of Titles of Reference Books -- Vatican Council II Documents -- Books of the Bible -- Biblical Versions and Texts -- Dead Sea Scrolls -- Miscellaneous Abbreviations -- Editorial Preface dated Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, January 28, 1979 / Thomas C. O'Brien -- Dictionary [entries from "A Cappella" to "Ezzolied"].
Contents of vol. 2: Dictionary [entries from "Faber, Frederick William" to "Nygren, Anders"].
Contents of vol. 3: Dictionary [entries from "O Antiphons" to "Zwingli, Huldrych"].
In this resource the author "provides students with accessible discussions of over 300 theological terms. Each entry in this two-column work gives more detail than those typical of a dictionary, introducing the meaning of the term, its importance, and how it has been understood in both historic and contemporary theology. These reliable discussions of the most common ideas and concepts encountered in theological studies will make this book indispensable for students in all stages of their education". -- back cover.
Contents: Contents [and Index] -- A Word of Introduction / Justo L. Gonzalez -- [Text].
Added half title on cover: A dictionary of Christian faith offering definitions and insight to preachers, teachers, and other church leaders.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This book "is more than just an accessible dictionary of Christian terms; it is a primer on the Christian faith and a touchstone for further exploration. Dealing primarily with matters of content, William Sydnor uses a pastoral approach to his definitions and explanations, creating what is often a mini-sermon on the meaning and significance of a single word or term."
Contents: Preface / William Sydnor -- More Than Words -- Bibliography -- Index.
"First Published 1957. Second Edition 1974. Reprinted (with revisions) 1983. Third Edition 1997". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references with each article.
"This book presents the reader with the most distinguished body of academic opinion on the Christian Church. With over 480 contributors, the Editors were able to invite individuals to write on their particular areas of individual expertise. Leading Anglican, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Jewish and other scholars from Europe, the United States, Australia, and elsewhere have combined to provide unbiased and authoritative entries which reflect the latest modern research". -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: Preface dated Oxford, October 1996 / E.A. Livingstone -- Preface to the First Edition dated Oxford, May 1957 / F.L. Cross -- List of Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Frank Leslie Cross, 1900-1968 -- [Dictionary entries beginning with "Aaron" and ending with "Zwingli, Ulrich"] -- Chronological List of Popes and Antipopes.