The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church is a fascinating encyclopedia explaining the development of the church. This comprehensive reference work traces the development of the Christian church through its first 2,000 years. More than 180 scholars have contributed their expertise, incorporating recent research, archaeological discoveries, and specialized studies. Cross–references and bibliographies of significant works enhance this dictionary's usefulness as a basic source book and study tool.
Nothing is left out of this mammouth-sized dictionary. . . . This dictionary reaches back into the deep and monumental two-thousand year history of Christianity and grasps the principle peoples, places, things, philosophies and theologies, missionaries and musicians, heretics and saints, generals and soldiers, poets and historians, all the way to the kings' courts and the Popes' councils. This dictionary is remarkably useful. . . .
J. D. Douglas was the revising editor of The New International Dictionary of the Bible and editor of The New Bible Dictionary. He was editor-at-large for Christianity Today.