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Of course none of us can expect to be encyclopedically knowledgeable about any and every piece of Christian experience down the centuries and across the world.
avoids the easy path of merely assembling names, texts, and places encyclopedically, instead probing the gathered materials and also scrutinizing the questions scholars ask.
At 90 years, well beyond the age at which more than one of his fellows turned to eschatology and ruminations on the meaning of life, Mayr remains as analytical as ever, as encyclopedically knowledgeable of biology and history, as engaged with and focused on the concrete problems of biology, history, and philosophy of science.
As a reader of Scripture, he is, with few exceptions, a consistent literalist, conceiving of its mode of revelation in inerrant, monolithic, encyclopedically authoritative terms.
The author has organized the main body of his text encyclopedically with entries arranged alphabetically by topic name.
The three volumes are encyclopedically arranged A-Z.
The integrity of this new translation matches the earnest purpose with which the book was originally written: to account encyclopedically for just about every impasse women face and to point a way out of them, as Beauvoir says, "towards independence.
For the connoisseur (and those who aspire to such a level of expertise), there is now "World Whiskey: A Nation-by-Nation Guide to the Best", a superbly organized and encyclopedically detailed reference compendium showcasing more than 700 whiskies, revealing insider information on distillery secrets, and providing extensive information on distillery tours.
before expanding his critical purview to cover films of all stripes, and his encyclopedically informed musings were notably punctuated with personal anecdotes, filtering incisive analysis through a uniquely self-deprecating humor and a disarming sincerity.
More generally, the book is encyclopedically conceived: I can hardly remember a work in which sections on "cinema and television as ruin," on music, literature, even nature as ruin coexist side-by-side with philosophical and aesthetic chapters, as well as with more predictable considerations on ruins in the narrower traditional sense: buildings, architecture, and the like.
By comparison, Fagan's encyclopedically organized Oxford Companion to Archaeology (1996) is drier, contains no photographs, and is more fact-packed.
It has several sources and forms: the ancient faith that art "corrects" life by preserving perishable experience or by converting accidental particulars to essential universals; the doctrine of art for art's sake; the high modernist idea that art is an encyclopedically masterful replacement for religion; the New Critical notion that the work of art is an autotelic world apart.