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Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Theological
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The exposition of Christian theological knowledge in lexicons, encyclopedias, and similar reference works has not yet been the subject of scholarly study by academic theology. Nevertheless, by focussing on this literary genre, which has been central to the theologies of all denominations since 1770, profound transformations of the academic establishment, scholarly practice, and the sociocultural self-placement of university theology can be …

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Theological”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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