The History Of Christianity

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A World History Of Christianity

Author : Adrian Hastings
ISBN : 0802848753
Genre : Religion
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This superb volume provides the first genuinely global one-volume history of the rise and development of the Christian faith. An international team of specialists takes seriously the geographical diversity of the Christian story, discussing the impact of Christianity not only in the West but also in Latin America, Africa, India, the Orient and Australasia.
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History Of Christianity

Author : Paul Johnson
ISBN : 9781451688511
Genre : Religion
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First published in 1976, Paul Johnson’s exceptional study of Christianity has been loved and widely hailed for its intensive research, writing, and magnitude—“a tour de force, one of the most ambitious surveys of the history of Christianity ever attempted and perhaps the most radical” (New York Review of Books). In a highly readable companion to books on faith and history, the scholar and author Johnson has illuminated the Christian world and its fascinating history in a way that no other has. Johnson takes off in the year 49 with his namesake the apostle Paul. Thus beginning an ambitious quest to paint the centuries since the founding of a little-known ‘Jesus Sect’, A History of Christianity explores to a great degree the evolution of the Western world. With an unbiased and overall optimistic tone, Johnson traces the fantastic scope of the consequent sects of Christianity and the people who followed them. Information drawn from extensive and varied sources from around the world makes this history as credible as it is reliable. Invaluable understanding of the framework of modern Christianity—and its trials and tribulations throughout history—has never before been contained in such a captivating work.
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A History Of Christianity

Author : Diarmaid MacCulloch
ISBN : 9780141957951
Genre : Religion
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Christianity, one of the world's great religions, has had an incalculable impact on human history. This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organisation and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society. Diarmaid MacCulloch ranges from Palestine in the first century to India in the third, from Damascus to China in the seventh century and from San Francisco to Korea in the twentieth. He is one of the most widely travelled of Christian historians and conveys a sense of place as arrestingly as he does the power of ideas. He presents the development of Christian history differently from any of his predecessors. He shows how, after a semblance of unity in its earliest centuries, the Christian church divided during the next 1400 years into three increasingly distanced parts, of which the western Church was by no means always the most important: he observes that at the end of the first eight centuries of Christian history, Baghdad might have seemed a more likely capital for worldwide Christianity than Rome. This is the first truly global history of Christianity.
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Introduction To The History Of Christianity

Author : Tim Dowley
ISBN : 0800638123
Genre : Religion
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The most popular introductionto Christianity ever published,Dowley's work tells in an engagingway the dramatic, intriguing, andoften surprising story of Christiansin their 2000-year journey. Includesover 400 photographs and 30 maps,charts, and diagrams. The CD-ROM, new to this edition,contains the fully searchable textin Libronix software, chapter summaries and questions,Web links to further resources, and even a guide to doingresearch papers in this area.
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A New History Of Christianity

Author : Hans J. Hillerbrand
ISBN : 9780687027965
Genre : Religion
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Dig into the story of Christianity from its origins to today.
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A Global History Of Christians

Author : Paul Spickard
ISBN : 9780801022494
Genre : Religion
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Surveys the progression of the Christian experience within historical, social, economic, and cultural contexts.
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A History Of Christianity In The United States And Canada

Author : Mark A. Noll
ISBN : 0802806511
Genre : Religion
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Author Mark Noll presents the unfolding drama of American Christianity with accuracy and skill, from the first European settlements to ecumenism in the late 20th Century. This work has become a standard in the field of North American religious history.
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An Introduction To The History Of Christianity

Author : George Herring
ISBN : 0826467377
Genre : Religion
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Examines the interaction between Christianity and the secular world, covering four major periods in Christian history: The Imperial Church (300-500); the Medieval Church (1050-1250); the Reformation Church (1450-1650); and the Modern Church (1800-2000).
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The History Of Christian Thought

Author : Jonathan Hill
ISBN : 9780745950938
Genre : Religion
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A society with no grasp of its history is like a person without a memory. This is particularly true of the history of ideas. This book is an ideal introduction to the thinkers who have shaped Christian history and the culture of much of the world. Writing in a lively, accessible style, Jonathan Hill takes us on an enlightening journey from the first to the twenty first centuries. He shows us the key Christian thinkers through the ages - ranging from Irenaeus, Origen, Augustine and Aquinas through to Luther, Wesley, Kierkegaard and Barth - placing them in their historical context and assessing their contribution to the development of Christianity.
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Healing In The History Of Christianity

Author : Amanda Porterfield
ISBN : 0198035748
Genre : Religion
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Amanda Porterfield offers a survey of ideas, rituals, and experiences of healing in Christian history. Jesus himself performed many miracles of healing, and Christians down the ages have seen this as a prominent feature of their faith. Indeed, healing is one of the most constant themes in the long and sprawling history of Christianity. Changes in healing beliefs and practices offer a window into changes in religious authority, church structure, and ideas about sanctity, history, resurrection, and the kingdom of God. Porterfield chronicles these changes, at the same time shedding important new light on the universality of religious healing. Finally, she looks at recent scientific findings about religion's biological effects, and considers the relation of these findings to ages-old traditions about belief and healing.
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A Short World History Of Christianity Revised Edition

Author : Robert Bruce Mullin
ISBN : 9781611645514
Genre : Religion
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Church historians have long known and appreciated Christianity's global history. Until recently, however, introductory textbooks on the history of Christianity focused almost exclusively on Europe and North America. Robert Bruce Mullins's A Short World History of Christianity, by contrast, offers a panoramic picture of the history of Christianity in its Western and non-Western expressions. It tells the story of the early church in the Greek East as well as the Latin West; of Christianity's spread into Asia as well as Europe during the Middle Ages; and its explosion around the world during the modern period. Mullins's highly readable narrative explores why global perspectives have emerged so strongly in our understanding of the story of Christianity and how they have impacted Christianity's perspective on its place in the world. This newly revised edition adds information on such global phenomena as early Syriac-speaking Christianity; the growth of Pentecostalism around the world, especially in the southern hemisphere; and recent trends in Christianity, including the elevation of the first pope born in the Americas. A time line of key dates, call-out boxes, and other helpful study materials are also provided. Beginning students will appreciate this memorable introduction to the most important events in the history and development of Christianity.
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The History And Literature Of Christianity

Author : Pierre De Labriolle
ISBN : 9781136202056
Genre : History
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Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up-to-date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings, or as individual volumes: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00
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The Way To Christianity

Author : John Larke
ISBN : 1496978048
Genre : Religion
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The earliest Christians wrote their own history to justify their faith and claim a direct line of "authoritive" teachings based on the words of Jesus. As a result a good deal of what they compiled was belief rewritten as though it was history. Remarkably after almost two millennia, it is possible to recover the authentic origins of Christianity, based exclusively on the historical sources rather than belief. This shows that the beginnings of Christianity lie in two quite disparate religious groups, one of which was exclusively Jewish, whilst the other was predominantly gentile. The spiritual leadership of the Jewish sect, which became known as "The Way," was provided by a succession of holy -men from the same extended family, which included Jesus. The central prophesy of The Way was the imminent arrival of the "Kingdom of God ." When, with God's help, the Jewish Nation would overcome Roman occupation and permanently rid itself of foreign domination. The kingdom of God was exclusively Jewish and the Gentile world played no part in it. After the death of Paul of Tarsus his followers lost their Jewish inheritance and began to see Jesus in ways that were profoundly heretical within Judaism yet wholly acceptable within the Pagan world. In particular they claimed that Jesus was the divine "Son of God," rather than a " Son of God" in a Jewish sense, where a deeply religious Jewish man, who did the will of God, could be regarded as a true " Son of God."
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