In this four-volume set, editors William Smith and Henry Wace provide a comprehensive collection of biographical material: more than 4,000 pages of articles and historical information on the early Christian church. An excellent resource for identifying significant people and events, this in-depth tome covers the first eight centuries of Christianity, picking up where Smith’s Bible Dictionary leaves off. Smith and Wace’s dictionary attempts to provide an impartial, ecclesiastical history, paying special attention to the church history of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Gleaned from the work of distinguished Cambridge, Oxford, and Trinity College scholars, this work is a valuable compilation of classical scholarship. A comprehensive dictionary, it includes the names of all people connected with the history of the church from the apostles to Charlemagne.
Founded on a careful examination of original sources and scholarship, this is one reference work that any serious scholar of church history will be excited to have in their collection. The Logos edition of A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines helps you reap the maximum benefits from this volume. Completely searchable and easily accessible, the text is linked directly to your preferred English translations and original-language texts. Subjects and events are cross-referenced with the other digital resources in your library.
William Smith (1813–1893) was educated in classical literature, Greek, and Latin before turning his attention to lexicography. Smith was the editor of five subject dictionaries, including the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography,the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, and Smith’s Bible Dictionary. He was the editor of the Quarterly Review from 1867 until his death.
Henry Wace (1836–1924) was a professor of ecclesiastical history at King’s College London.