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The articles listed on this page all at least have an article of roughly two pages or more in the relevant reference sources. Articles of that length in reference sources which have some existing limits on the length of their articles are reasonably considered among the most essential articles to their topics.

The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity[edit]

The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity, edited by Ken Parry, David J. Melling, Dimitri Brady, Sidney H. Griffith, and John F. Henley, 1999, Blackwell

Major articles[edit]

2 pages or more –

Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible[edit]

Major articles[edit]

2 pages or more

The Encyclopedia of Christianity[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Editors Erwin Fahlbusch et al, Eerdmans/Brill, 1999

Major articles[edit]

2 pages or more

Encyclopedia of Christmas and New Year's Celebrations[edit]

Encyclopedia of Christmas and New Year's Celebrations, 2nd edition, by Tanya Gulevich, Omnigraphics, 2003, ISBN 0-7808-0625-5.

Major articles[edit]

over 2 pages

Encyclopedia of Early Christianity[edit]

Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, editor Everett Ferguson, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York, 1997, 2nd edition ISBN 0-8153-1663-1

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Encyclopedia of Religion[edit]

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. Lindsay Jones, Detroit, Macmillan Press, 2005. This content is either specifically included in the encyclopedia's "Synoptic Outline" for Christianity, or in some cases includes main articles relating to a major, multi-article topic which has as one of its major subtopics specifically Christian topics. Italics indicate the topic is included in the first edition by Mircea Eliade, but not in the second.

Major articles[edit]

over two pages in length

Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism[edit]

Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism, by Colin Buchanan, 2006, Scarecrow.

Major Articles[edit]

roughly 2 pages or more

Historical Dictionary of Lutheranism[edit]

Historical Dictionary of Lutheranism, 2nd edition, Gunther Gassman with Duane H. Larson and Mark W. Oldenburg, 2011, Scarecrow

Major articles[edit]

roughly 2 pages or more

Historical Dictionary of the Baptists[edit]

Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Second Edition, by William H Brackney, 2009, Scarecrow Press, ISBN 0-8108-5622-6

Major articles[edit]

Over 2 pages

Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches[edit]

Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches, 2nd edition, by Robert Benedetto and Donald K. McKim

Introduction[edit]

European Origins of the Reformed Tradition***; The Theology of the Reformed Tradition***; The Reformed Tradition in the Modern World**;

Major articles[edit]

over 2 pages

The International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements[edit]

The International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, revised and expanded edition, 2002, Zondervan. Those titles followed by a "*" are listed as redirects in that volume.

Major articles[edit]

each of at least 5 pages in that source

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible[edit]

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible, Michael D. Coogan, editor in chief, Oxford University Press, 2011, ISBN 978-0-19-537737-8.

Major articles[edit]

2 pages or more

  • Acts*; Acts of the Apostles* – Interpretation; Amos* – Interpretation; Andrew, Acts of or Acts of Andrew*; Apocalypses* – First Enoch; The First Christian Apocalypses; Cultural Contexts for the Apocalypses; Apocrypha* – Old Testament; New Testament; New Testament – Extant Gospels;
  • Baruch*; Bible* – Evolution of Bibles;
  • Canon* - Hebrew Bible; Hebrew Bible – Process of Canonization; Old Testament; Old Testament – Religious History; Old Testament – Religious History – Christian Tradition; Old Testament – Critical Scholarship; New Testament; New Testament – Historical Development and Transmission of Collections of Early Christian Writings; New Testament – Important Canonical Lists; 1 and 2 Chronicles* - Literary History; Literary Genre and Interpretation; Clement, Letters of or Letters of Clement*; Colossians*; 1 Corinthians* – Interpretation; Interpretation – 7:1-16:12 Paul's Response to a letter from the Corinthian Church; 2 Corinthians* - Literary History; Interpretation;
  • Daniel and Additions to Daniel* – Literary History; Structure and Contents; Interpretation; Reception History; Dead Sea Scrolls* - Description of Important Texts; Brief History of the Qumran Community; Significance; Significance – Early Christianity; Deuteronomy* - Structure and Contents; Structure and Contents – Deuteronomy and the Covenant Code; Didache*;
  • Ecclesiastes* – Structure and Contents; 1 Enoch* – The “Book of the Watchers” (1 Enoch 1-36); The History of Traditions about 1 Enoch; Ephesians* – Authorship; 1 Esdras*; 2 Esdras* – Form and Function; Esther and Additions to Esther*; Exodus* - Canonical Status and Location in the Canon; Authorship, Date, and Literary History; Historical Context; Interpretation; Ezekiel* – Structure and Contents; Structure and Contents – II. Prophecies of Judgment; Interpretation; Ezra and Nehemiah* - Content and Structure; Scholarly Issues of Interpretation; Scholarly Issues of Interpretation – How Authentic Are Ezra-Nehemiah's “Documents”?;
  • Galatians*; Genesis* – Structure and Contents; Dates of Composition, Historical Contexts, Literary History, and History in Genesis; History of Interpretation; Gospels* - The Diversity of Gospels; The Literary Character of Gospels; The Literary Character of Gospels – Narrative Gospels; Literary Relationships Among the Gospels;
  • Habakkuk*; Haggai*; Hebrews*; Hosea* – Interpretation; Interpretation – Interpretation of Hosea 1-3;
  • Ignatius, Letters of or Letters of Ignatius*; Isaiah* - Chapters 1-39; Chapters 1-39 – Isaiah 13-23: Oracles Against the Nations; Chapters 40-66; The Formation of the Book (with Special Reference to Chapters 1-2 and 32-29); Major Theological Themes; Reception History;
  • James*; Jeremiah* - Structure and Contents; Interpretation – 21:1-29:32 Against the Jerusalem Leadership; Job* - Literary History; Structure and Contents; Interpretation; Reception; Joel* – Structure and Contents; John, Gospel according to or Gospel according to John* - Interpretation; 1, 2, and 3 John or 1 John and 2 John and 3 John*; Jonah*; Joseph and Aseneth*; Joshua* – Structure and Content; Jubilees* - Jubilee's Reworking of the Biblical Text; Jude*; Judges* – Dates of Composition and Historical Context; Structure and Contents; Structure and Contents – B. The Heroic Anthology (Judg. 2:6-16:31);
  • 1 and 2 Kings* - Authorship; Contents and Structure; Contents and Structure – The Separate Histories of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah until the Fall of Israel (1 Kings 12-2 Kings 17); Contents and Structure – The Separate Histories of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah until the Fall of Israel (1 Kings 12-2 Kings 17) – The Kingdom of Israel; Contents and Structure – The Separate Histories of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah until the Fall of Israel (1 Kings 12-2 Kings 17) – The Kingdom of Israel – Contents; Contents and Structure – Chronology;
  • Lamentations* - Structure, Contents, and Interpretation; Letter*; Leviticus*; Lost Books* - Lost Books; Lost Books – Books Mentioned in the Hebrew Bible; Luke, Gospel According to or Gospel According to Luke* – Interpretation;
  • 1 Maccabees* – Structure and Contents; Reception History; 2 Maccabees*; 3 Maccabees*; 4 Maccabees*; Malachi*; Mark, Gospel According to or Gospel According to Mark* – Date of Composition and Historical Context; Structure and Contents; Mary, Gospel of or Gospel of Mary*; Matthew, Gospel According to or Gospel According to Matthew* – Structure and Contents; Micah* – Interpretation;
  • Nag Hammadi Library* - Discoveries; Texts from the Nag Hammadi Library and Related Codices; Texts from the Nag Hammadi Library and Related Codices – Gnostic Texts; Texts from the Nag Hammadi Library and Related Codices – Gnostic Texts – Sethian Gnostic Thought; Nahum*; Numbers* – Dates of Composition and Historical Contexts;
  • Paul, Letters of or Letters of Paul* - The Authentic Letters; The Disputed Letters; Paul and Thecla, Acts of or Acts of Paul and Thecla*; Pesharim*; Peshitta and Other Syriac Versions*; 1 Peter*; 2 Peter*; Philemon*; Philip, Gospel of or Gospel of Philip*; Philippians*; Pilate, Acts of or Acts of Pilate*; Prayers and Hymns* - Prayers and Hymns in Narrative Contexts in the Hebrew Bible; Prayers and Hymns as Sources for the Reconstruction of Liturgical Practices of Jews and Early Christians; Proverbs*; Psalms* - Rubrics and Technical Terms Used in the Book; Literary History; Literary History – Gunkel's Basic Categories; Literary History – Post-Gunkel Approaches; Interpretation; Pseudepigrapha* - Survey of Pseudepigrapha; Survey of Pseudepigrapha – Revisions and Expansions of Biblical Material; Survey of Pseudepigrapha – Apocalypses; Survey of Pseudepigrapha – Testamentary Literature;
  • Rabbinic Literature* - Introduction; Hebrew Bible and Jewish Scriptures; Hebrew Bible and Jewish Scriptures – Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture; New Testament; New Testament – Methodology; Revelation* - Date of Composition and Historical Context; Interpretation; Reception History; Romans*; Ruth*;
  • Samaritan Pentateuch* – The Character of the SP; The Character of the SP – Variants; 1 and 2 Samuel* – Literary History; Structure and Contents; Reception History; Septaugint and Other Ancient Greek Translations*; Shepherd of Hermas*; Sirach* – Date and Historical Context; Song of Solomon*;
  • Targumim* - Texts; Texts – The Pentateuch; Testaments* – The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs; The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs – Date, Provenance, and Authorship; The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs – Form, Content, and Function; Text Criticism* - Hebrew Bible; Hebrew Bible – The Hebrew Text; Hebrew Bible – The Septaugint and Its Versions; Hebrew Bible – The Septaugint and Its Versions – The Septaugint (LXX); Hebrew Bible – Other Versions of the Hebrew Text; Apocrypha; Apocrypha – Books Translated from Semitic Originals; New Testament; New Testament – Witnesses – Greek Manuscripts; New Testament – History of Editions; 1 Thessalonians*; 2 Thessalonians*; Thomas, Gospel of or Gospel of Thomas*; 1 Timothy*; 2 Timothy; [{Titus]]; Tobit*; Translations, English or [{English Translations]]* - Versions before 1611; Authorized (King James) Version and Its Revisions; An Overview of Modern Versions;
  • Vulgate and Other Ancient Latin Translations* – Jerome's Vulgate;
  • Wisdom of Solomon*;
  • Zechariah*; Zephaniah*;