Rowan Williams Bibliography : Encylopedia articles

Encyclopedia, dictionary and lexicon articles.


Articles in Theologische Realenzyklopädie,edited by G Müller. Berlin / New York, de Gruyter, 1976–2004.
‘Jesus Christus II: Alte Kirche’ and ‘Jesus Christus III” Mittelalter’, 16: 726-59.
‘Methodios von Olympos’: 22:680-85;
‘Origenes, Origenismus’, 25:397-421.


‘Ascension of Christ’, ‘Christocentrism’, ‘Freudian Psychology’, ‘Imagery’, ‘Religious and Interiority’, ‘Interiorization.’ In Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology. Edited by Alan Richardson and John Bowden,. Philadelphia: Westminster,1983.
British edition: A New Dictionary of Christian Theology. London: SCM, 1989.

‘Dark Night’, ‘Darkness’; ‘Deification’; ‘Desert’, ‘Desert Fathers’; St. Bernard of Clairvaux’; ‘St. Ignatius of Antioch’; ‘St. Irenaeus of Lyons’. In The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. Edited by Gordon Wakefield, 103–4, 106–8, 109–111, 205–6, 214–15. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1983.
British edition: SCM Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. London: SCM, 1983.


‘Eastern Orthodox Theology.’ In The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology Since 1918.. Edited by David F. Ford and Rachel Muers, 572–88. Malden: Blackwell, 2005; Oxford: Blackwell, 2006.


‘The Bible’, In Early Christianity: Origins and Evolution to AD 600; in Honour of WC Frend. Edited by I Hazlett, 81–91. London: SPCK / Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1991.


‘Agennesia’ and ‘Arius, Arianismus’ in Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, vol. 1. Edited by W. Kasper, 230. Freiburg: Herder, 1993.

‘Eastern Orthodox Theology.’ In Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought. Edited by Alister E. McGrath. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1993.


‘Religious Experience in the Era of Reform.’ Companion Encyclopedia of Theology. Edited by J. L Houlden and Peter Byrne, 576–93. London, New York: Routledge, 1995.


‘Church and State.’ In Dictionary of Ethics, Theology, and Society. Edited by Paul Barry Clarke and Andrew Linzey. London: Routledge, 1996.

‘Jungfrauengeburt’ and ‘Soteriologie’ in Evangelisches Kirchenlexicon. vol. S–Z. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 1996.
English versions: ‘Virgin Birth’ and ‘Soteriology’ in the Encyclopedia of Christianity. 5: Si–Z. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2008.


‘Alexander von Alexandrien’ and ‘Athanasius’. In Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, edited by Hans Dieter Betz and others. 4th edition, vol.1, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1998.

‘Arianism.’ In The Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. Edited by Everett Fergusson, Michael McHugh and Frederick Norris, 107–11. 2nd Edition. New York: Garland, 1998.

‘Justification’ and ‘Péché’. In Dictionnaire Critique de théologie, edited by Jean-Ives Lacoste. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1998. (2nd edn, 2002; 3rd, 2007);
translated as ‘Justification’ (vol. 2) and ‘Sin’ (vol. 3) in Encyclopedia of Christian Theology. New York, Routledge: 2004.

‘Weil, Simone (1909–43)’. In The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, London: Routledge, 1998. doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DD070-1.


‘History of Doctrine.’ In Martin Karrer, Williams, and others. ‘Christology’. In ‘Religion Past and Present’, online English translation of ‘Religion’. In Geschichte und Gegenwart: Handwörterbuch Für Theologie Und Religionswissenschaft. Edited by Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski, and Eberhard Jüngel,. Tubigen: Brill, 1998–2007. doi:10. 1163/1877–5888_rpp_COM_03013.


‘(i) ‘Creation’ and (ii) ‘Trinitate, De’ in Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Allan D. Fitzgerald. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999.

‘Christologie II.1: Alte Kirche’. In Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Edited by Hans Dieter Betz and others, 4th edn, vol.2, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck


(i) ‘Catholicity’, (ii) ‘Resurrection’, and (iii) ‘Russian Christian Thought.’ In Oxford Companion to Christian Thought. Edited by Adrian Hastings, Alistair Mason and Hugh Pyper. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.


‘Incarnation’, ‘Incarnation: 2 – Theological Aspects,’ and ‘Inspiration.’ In The Oxford Handbook of Christology. Edited by Erwin Fahlbusch and others,. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.

Das Vierte Jahrhundert (Osten), Die Kirche in Ihrer Geschichte: Ein Handbuch, by Rudolf Lorenz, Edited by Bernd Moeller. Journal of Theological Studies 52, no. 1 (2001): 364–65.


‘Dark Night of the Soul’, ‘Mysticism’, ‘Resurrection’, ‘Trinity’. In The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies. Edited by Wesley Carr. London: SPCK, 2002.

‘Jesus Christ.’ In Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement. Edited by Geoffrey Wainwright and Others, 610–7. Geneva: World Council of Churches, 2002.


(i)’European Theology’, (ii) ‘Jesus Christ’, (iii) ‘Greeting to Cardinal Kasper, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome’, and (iv) ‘Greeting to Pope John Paul II, the Vatican, 4 Oct.’ In Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement. 3rd Ed. Edited by Nicholas Lossky and other. Geneva: WCC, 2003.

‘Religious Experience in the Era of Reform.’ In Companion Encyclopedia of Theology, ch. 25. Edited by Leslie Houlden and Peter Byrne. London: Routledge, 2003. (Earlier edition, 1995).


‘Simon, (William) Glyn Hughes (1903–1972), Archbishop of Wales.’ In Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Edited by David Cannadine,. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/66051.


‘Imagining Christ in Literature in The Oxford Handbook of Christology, 488–505. Oxford University Press, 2015.