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AGTS News: Klaus and Rance contribute to 4-volume Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization


President Byron D. Klaus (left) and Dr. DeLonn Rance (right), AGTS director of intercultural doctoral studies, have contributed to The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, a comprehensive reference work on the history and impact of Christianity. This 4-volume work is comprised of 1,400 entries that provide an in-depth look at Christianity through its history and the way it has shaped societies around the world. The authors explore a series of interlocking major themes, including:

  • bookkey theological ideas
  • global and regional history
  • worship
  • society and Christianity
  • literature
  • music
  • art
  • architecture
  • education
  • politics
  • law
  • scholarship

These themes contribute to an understanding of Christianity as a truly global phenomenon with strong denominational and regional identities.

Dr. Klaus wrote the article "Missiology" and Dr. Rance wrote "Assemblies of God," "Church Growth Movement," "Majority World Missions" and "Missionary Call."

Also contributing were AGTS alum Paul Alexander, professor of theology and ethics at Azusa Pacific University, and AGTS adjunct professor David Thomas, associate professor and program coordinator of intercultural studies at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. Dr. Alexander wrote "Nationalism and Ethnicity," "Christianity as Civil Religion" and "Just Peacemaking." Dr. Thomas wrote "Parthians," "Michelangelo (1475–1564)," "Roman Imperial Cult," "Second Coming" and "Leonardo Da Vinci (1452–1519)."

The entries are written by a team of over 350 scholars and teachers from over 24 countries. Together they present a wealth of current research in a clear, concise and attractive format. The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization is an essential reference for students, researchers, academics and practitioners.

Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012 10:44 AM

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