Foreword
(1,248 words)

In every field of thought and scholarship there come moments when it is time to summarize the present state of research and reflection and thereby to provide a starting point for the next stage. In the natural sciences and some of the mathematically oriented social sciences, where the usual medium of publication is the scientific paper, disseminated as quickly as possible, these moments represent the opportunity to put out a book; but in the humanities, where the full-length scholarly article an…

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Pelikan, Jaroslav, “Foreword”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 27 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_foreword>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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