In contrast to language dictionaries, subject dictionaries (or encyclopedias) introduce historical and contextual information and starting bibliographies. They contain entries written by leading scholars with peer review.
Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching by William H. Willimon et al.A reference work on preaching, whose scope ranges from the technical tasks of sermon preparation to thoughtful essays on such topics as narrative preaching, African American preaching, style, and prophetic preaching, as well as a host of issues that are shaping and challenging the contemporary pulpit
20 Centuries of Great Preaching: An Encyclopedia of Preaching by Clyde E. Fant et al.Unique historical charts preface each volume, listing the major national and world events through which the preachers included in that volume lived and spoke for God. In addition, short biographies of the preachers present the major events in their lives and minis- tries. Longer essays follow which present fuller accounts of the ministers’ lives and times.