This is not only a dictionary, but a compendium of comprehensive and farranging information on every aspect of Christianity, especially in its historical development. Its over 6,000 entries, from a few lines to 2500 words in length, including 4,500 brief biographies, constitute a volume almost indispensable for students, historians, clergymen, and all serious laymen who would have ready access to such a gold-mine of information as is to be found here, in one place. It is hard to think of any question one might ask about the Christian Church which would not be answered by this book with authority based on sound scholarship. Dr. Cross, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, has put the Christian world in his debt with this monumental book which grew through the years under his inspiration and guidance. It is a must for every library, and despite its costs it is hard to see how any clergyman can get along without it. There is no other similar reference book so comprehensive, balanced, accurate and informative.