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This is a dictionary of Christian biography and literature from the first to the end of the sixth century A.D., It also contains an account of the principal sects and heresies. This extensive dictionary contains of over 900 early Christian figures. This volume is designed to render to a wider circle, alike of clergy and of the laity. It comprises many admirable articles on the great characters of early Church history and literature Cross-references are inserted, where needed, on the principle adopted in Murray's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, namely, the name of the article to which a cross-reference is intended is printed in capitals within brackets, but without the brackets when it occurs in the ordinary course of the text.Cross-references are inserted, where needed, on the principle adopted in Murray's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, namely, the name of the article to which a cross-reference is intended is printed in capitals within brackets, but without the brackets when it occurs in the ordinary course of the text.