Dictionary of Christian Art
Western European art is imbued with Christian imagery, yet much of it is no longer understood in a secular age. This dictionary provides a clear and accessible guide to Christianity's often arcane symbolism. Over 1000 alphabetical entries cover artists, art and architectural terms; flora and fauna; parts of the body; saints, biblical and mythological figures; and liturgical objects and vestments. More than 160 reproductions include work by artists from Giotto through Leonardo and Michelangelo to Salvador Dalí.
The Lutterworth Dictionary of the Bible
With 1,450 articles written by scholars from the USA's National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, but including a broad range of opinion and approach, this dictionary aims to provide the student with accurate, relevant and interesting information about the history, traditions and literature of the Bible. The well-illustrated A–Z includes outlines of each canonical book and articles on key people, places and terms, non-canonical books and Biblical scholarship.
An Encyclopedia of the World's Faiths
Drawing on a wealth of scholarly research and firsthand source material, this is a comprehensive survey of the modern religious world. Encompassing traditional faiths, indigenous religions and new religious movements, the book focuses on the historical development and teachings of each religion and examines how these traditions have evolved into contemporary beliefs and practices. This revised and updated edition also explores new approaches to spirituality, the spread of religious pluralism and the movement towards interfaith dialogue.