Westminster Dictionary of Church History

Westminster Dictionary of Church History. Editor, Jerald C. Brauer. Associate editors, Brian Gerrish et al. Philadelphia, Westminster Press, 1971. xii, 887p. LC 69-11071. ISBN 0-664-21285-9.
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An ecumenical effort "to give an immediate, accurate, introductory definition and explanation concerning the major men, events, facts, and movements in the history of Christianity" (Preface). Most articles are short; longer articles include bibliographies. "Brauer's effort, unfortunately, is not of the caliber to be helpful to scholars or serious students" (Theological Studies, XXXIV [December, 1973], p. 761).

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