The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Theology and Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Biography from the Earliest Times to the Present Day - Vol. 12

The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Theology and Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Biography from the Earliest Times to the Present Day - Vol. 12

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The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Theology and Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Biography from the Earliest Times to the Present Day - Vol. 12

The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Theology and Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Biography from the Earliest Times to the Present Day - Vol. 12

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It is now eight years and a half since this encyclopedia was begun. Unbroken harmony has characterized my relations with the members of the staff, and I take this opportunity to return my heartfelt thanks for their devotion and interest, which have made each day's work a pleasure.

The following persons whose names are not elsewhere mentioned have contributed for longer or shorter periods their services as translators:EDWIN B. CHILTON,WILLIAM LLOYD BEVAN , Ph.D.,ABRAM LIPSKY, the REVCHARLES ADAM MOHR, B.A.,DANIEL LONGS PEACOCK , MRS.L. DE QUESADA, andSIMEON STRUNSKY, B.A.; and as assistant office editors:HUBERT EVANS, Ph.D.,FREDERICK W. HUMPHREY, andCHARLES JOSEPH GILLEN .

Two persons have greatly helped us to correct errors into which, notwithstanding our care, we have fallen: BERNHARD PICK, Ph.D., D.D., for vols. i. and ii., and REV. MALBORNE W. GRAHAM, of Williams, Ohio, for all the volumes. The mistakes which these and others have pointed out have been frankly acknowledged in the succeeding volumes and corrected. It is to be hoped that other publishers of encyclopedias will pursue this plan, thus enabling the purchasers of the first editions of their works to be at least in part on a footing of equality with the purchasers of later editions.

In this connection I thank MR. ISIDOR FURST, proof-reader for the Publishers Printing Company, whose skill and watchfulness have united to give the public the typographical accuracy which I believe these volumes can boast. Thanks are also due to PROFESSOR E. A. A. O. A. VON DOBSCHUETZ, of the University of Breslau, for his contributions to the accuracy and completeness with which the sketches of contemporary German theologians are furnished.

But my closing word must concern the REV. GEORGE WILLAM GILMORE, the associate editor from the beginning to the end and the managing editor of the last six volumes. He brought to the work wide knowledge, especially in the two little-cultivated fields of comparative religion and bibliography. He has shared, however, in all the other departments of this encyclopedia as translator and collaborator. It is only truth to say that it is due largely to his devotion and remarkable intelligence and learning that the work is so worthy the confidence of the public.

SAMUEL MACAULEY JACKSON, Editor-in-Chief.

FEBRUARY 14th, 1912.

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