Thursday, July 19, 2007

Dictionary of Christian Dictionaries

Dictionaries of the Bible:

Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Dictionary of the Old Testament Pentateuch
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible

They're New!:

New Bible Dictionary
New Dictionary of Theology
New Dictionary of Biblical Theology
New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics

Who's Who:

Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals
Dictionary of the Presbyterian & Reformed Tradition in America
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, & World Religions
Dictionary of Latin & Greek Theological Terms

Fit them In Your Pocket:

Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms
Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies
Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek
Pocket Dictionary for the Study of Biblical Hebrew


  1. Is there a dictionary/encyclopedia of church fathers by any chance?

  2. There's this.

    It's not bad but I don't think it's that great either. Probably Jason E could make a better review of it.

  3. Everett Ferguson’s Encyclopedia Of Early Christianity (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1999) is useful.

    David Bercot’s book has some good material, but it addresses the ante-Nicene period, not the later fathers, and it cites page numbers in a collection of the fathers rather than making reference to individual works. I think that Bercot was an Anglican, but became a Mennonite. I disagree with him on some issues, such as his treatment of justification.