English Religious Lexis
|Author: ||Chase, Thomas|
Part of the Historical Thesaurus of English project at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. A detailed semantic classification of the English religious vocabulary from Anglo-Saxon times to the present.
". . . rather than arrange words in alphabetical order, it arranges more than 15,000 words of religious import in 512 categories which are organized into five large subfields: 1) Belief, Doctrine, and Spirituality; 2) Churches, Sects, and Religious Movements; 3) The Institutional Church; 4) Worship, Ritual, and Practice; and 5) Artifacts. . . . The date when the word came into use (or became obsolete) is also given for each word." - Theology Digest