This 3-volume encyclopedia, produced by the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, comprises 3,220 entries by a team of 266 scholars from 26 countries, covering 8 centuries of the Christian church and addressing such topics as archaeology, art and architecture, biography, culture, doctrine, ecclesiology, geography, history, philosophy, and theology.
The Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity includes:
Unparalleled, comprehensive coverage of persons, places and ideas from ancient Christianity
A-Z coverage from 'Aaron (iconography)' to 'Zosimus, pope'
3,220 articles by 266 contributors from 26 countries (and representing a variety of Christian traditions
Chronological coverage extending from Christian origins to Bede (d. 735) in the West and John of Damascus (d. ca. 749) in the Greek East
Detailed emphasis on the first 4 centuries of Christian history
Extensive geographical coverage
Updates and expands on previous Italian and English-language editions with the addition of more than 500 articles, including 30 articles exclusive to this new English-language edition
Extensive cross-referencing for ease in exploring related articles
Helpful bibliographies, including primary sources (texts, critical editions, translations) and key secondary sources (books and journal articles)
Translated from Nuovo dizionario patristico e di antichita cristiane (2006-2008), produced by the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, the world's foremost center for partristic studies, under the direction of Professor Angelo Di Berardino
Updates and expands on Oxford/James Clarke Encyclopedia of the Early Church(1992)
The Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity is packaged and sold only as a three-volume set.