Concise Dictionary of Religious Quotations - Compiled by William NeilMowbray, 1975, Paperback.
Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Edges of the text block lightly spotted, continued to the start and finish of the lightly tanned pages.
First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “THERE are already well-known dictionaries of quotations which include among other things some items of a religious character. All quotations in this book are, however, specifically religious, though not exclusively Christian and not all necessarily sympathetic to religion. It is hoped that the took will be found useful for those who have to write or speak, teach or preach, and wish to check on the authorship or source of a well-remembered quotation or the exact words of a half-remembered quotation. In the process they may find under the subject headings unfamiliar quotations from a variety of sources which they would wish to employ. Perhaps not the least valuable use of this took may be to stimulate further thought and reflection along devotional lines. The primary source of religious quotations in a Christian context is of course he Bible itself, and in this connection the New English Bible has been used throughout. Christian verse, ancient and modern, must also be included and the Book of Common Prayer has many eminently quotable lines. Christian theologians, from St Augustine to the present day, have said or written things that are illuminating and memorable and many of these have been included, as well as significant thoughts from religious thinkers of other faiths. The overriding consideration has been that every contribution should be short enough to be quotable.”