What is THE most valuable reference book you own?


#1

Many people who are interested in apologetics have lots of religious reference books. But suppose you could keep only ONE. Which would it be?

(And I don’t think of the Bible as a “reference book,” so I’m not talking about the Bible here)

I’ll go first: The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. I have an older Second Edition. The Third Edition was considerably expanded, and apparently a Fourth Edition just came out in January. It ain’t cheap ($125 on Amazon) but worth *every *penny, IMHO.


#2

I own the Anchor Bible Dictionary. I guess that’s not just one book, though.


#3

Catechism of the Catholic Church, and if that is not considered a reference, Denzinger’s “Sources of Catholic Dogma”, the Catholic Enclyclopedia or my set of The Great Books of the Western World. Thanks and God Bless.


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