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A Dictionary Of
Early Christian Beliefs.

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David W. Bercot, editor

What did the early Christians believe about gifts of the Spirit? Or footwashing? Or the rapture? What about the beast of Revelation or the antichrist? What did they believe the number 666 represented? What were their understandings of the major Christian doctrines, such as the Trinity, salvation, baptism, communion, and life after death?

This scholarly work collects together over 7000 quotations from the writings of the early Christians, arranged alphabetically by topic. More than 700 theological, moral, ecclesiastical, and historical topics are covered. It offers the user a unique window into the early Christian world. A must for every pastor and serious Bible student. 704 pp. hardback.


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What others are saying about A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs:

“David Bercot has done the church a great service in providing an accessible point of entry into the extant writings of the pre-Nicene church. ...Overall, Bercot is to be commended on this work. If it leads some into the riches of those whose thought-world and culture were similar to if not identical with that of the New Testament writers and who lived and worked much nearer to our sources than we do, then he has done a useful service for the church.” Evangelical Review of Theology

“This is an excellent and easy-to-use dictionary. It opens with a Who's Who among the Ante-Nicene Fathers and then moves to an alphabetic section of subjects that tells you what these ancient scholars believed and wrote. ...This is a must text for everyone interested in theology in general and especially historical studies.” The Conservative Theological Journal

“This book is basically an extended index to the ten-volume Library of Ante-Nicene Fathers, now also published by Hendrickson. The author has gone through these volumes and selected quotations according to subject matter, making it possible to see at a glance what the early Christians thought about such things as the mark of the beast and natural law, as well as more familiar topics like baptism and martyrdom." Ashland Theological Journal

“This is a very helpful one-volume reference work, which no theological library should be without." Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology

“Though an engineer by occupation, I have always loved studying the Bible. Since purchasing your Dictionary, I must tell you that I refer to that more than I do any other book or even internet site for original intent of subjects discussed in the Bible. It is without a doubt the best investment I've ever made in a book. I absolutely love it. Thank you so much for your painstaking research into this book. Needless to say I will be purchasing your other books and I know I won't be disappointed." James L. McNulty
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I've had the book for 10 years and still use it often. It's a devotional staple, almost as basic as the Bible. Every believer ought to have one and, more importantly, *use* it. As for me, it was my introduction to early Christian writings, which it has been my great delight to explore through the Ante-Nicene Fathers, the New Testament Apocrypha, etc., which have all helped me understand the Scriptures better and stay centered doctrinally. The DECB is a convenient and inexhaustible introduction to a vast body of spiritual knowledge. If I ever lose it, I'll have to buy another one immediately, it's that important!
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The exhaustive information contained in this powerful reference tool along with it's affordable price tag; there is no longer any excuse why anyone should remain unknowledgeable concerning the beliefs and practices of our early Christian brothers and sisters. Clears up countless questions that modern church leaves unanswered or won't even address. Get it. Whatever it takes, get it.
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Every Christian should have this dictionary in his or her library. I wouldn't be without mine. Reading what the primitive Christians outlook was on hundreds of subjects is a great way to discover the truth of the Gospel as understood by the disciples of the Apostle's.
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What a service to Christians this book is! It's great for referencing, great for answering challenges about what the church has historically taught, great for just perusing.