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History Of Religions

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In at least three fields Religion Past and Present: Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion surpasses all existing general reference works on religion in English: (1) Christian theology, (2) biblical studies, and (3) Christian history. In category (1) belong the long, multi-authored articles on: church, church polity, confession of faith, creation, demythologization. Category (2) is well represented by contributions on: Colossians, Corinthian epistles, covenant, cross/crucifixion, Daniel, Decalogue, David; Deutero-Isaiah, Deuteronomic History, Deuteronomy. Category (3) includes: church architecture, church history/church historiography, Church of England, conversion, Cromwell, crusades, cultural Catholicism, Dante. Existentialism is an umbrella term for related, or semi-related twentieth-century philosophical thinking to which mainly German and French authors contributed.

Keywords: encyclopedia; existentialism; religions; theology



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