For more than a century, the Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge has set the standard for biblical and theological reference works.
In 1877, German theologian Johann Jakob Herzog asked Professor Philip Schaff to undertake an English reproduction of the second edition of Herzog’s Realencyklopadie fur protestantische Theologie und Kirche. Schaff’s work began in 1880, with the help of Clemens Petersen and Samuel Macauley Jackson.
Since then, this collection has seen the contributions of over 100 editors and 600 scholars, bringing together the most important scholarship from biblical studies, historical and doctrinal theology, archaeology, geography, church history, comparative religion, and more. The resulting work ranks among our time’s best-selling and most-cited Christian reference materials; it’s the first stop for pastors, teachers, parents, students, and scholars looking for comprehensive answers.
“The usefulness of this encyclopedia is to be found in its comprehensiveness. No extant work can match this. It is also particularly strong in biography, where it will be found an invaluable aid to investigation into the lives of the worthies of the past.”
—Bibliotheca Sacra [Read more...]