A Dictionary of Christian
a detailed and comprehensive account of all aspects of the early Christian
Church from a 19th-century perspective. Remarkable in its range and depth of
scholarship, the two-volume set covers the organization and history of the
church, its legislation and revenues; church worship and ceremonial; music,
vestments, objects and insignia; sacred places and symbolism; saints and
ecclesiastical figures; church architecture; church art; graves, catacombs and
tombs; and the religious calendar.
With a new introduction by leading authority on the history of Christianity, Michael Ledger-Lomas, these impressive volumes form a unique and valuable resource.
Sir William Smith (1813-93) was a classical and biblical scholar affiliated with the University of London.
Samuel Cheetham (1827-1908) was an eminent Anglican priest and author on Christian antiquity.