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Westminster John Knox Press The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians

A comprehensive Who's Who of theologians, from Abaud to Zwingli!

ABAUD (early 12th century). An abbot who wrote a Treatise on the Breaking of the Body of Christ, during the Eucharistic controversies surrounding the doctrines of Berengar. He holds that, although the bread is the body of Christ, when the bread is broken each one of its parts contains the totality of that body.

ZWINGLI, ULRICH (1484-1531). The most important first-generation leader of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland and founder of the Reformed tradition in Protestantism. He was born of a middle-class family in Wildaus, Toggenburg, where his father and grandfather were magistrates of the people. His theological and political views were partly the result of his identification with the Swiss people, characterized by their independent spirit and their love for their country and its customs....

Written by almost sixty Latino scholars and edited by the renowned historian of doctrine Justo Gonzalez, The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians is global in scope, including theologians from around the world spanning the period from the early church to today. This monumental dictionary features entries on nearly thirteen hundred theologians, organized alphabetically, ranging in length from a paragraph to a full page, and including a list of each theologian's major works.

Justo L. Gonzalez is a prolific theological writer. Among his many works is Essential Theological Terms.

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