A History of Christianity

Diarmaid MacCulloch's epic, acclaimed history A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years follows the story of Christianity around the globe, from ancient Palestine to contemporary China.

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141957956

Category: Religion

Page: 1184

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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.

A History of Christianity in India

This work attempts to meet the need for such a history. It goes right back to the beginning and traces the story through the ups and downs of at least fifteen centuries.

Author: Stephen Neill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521548854

Category: Religion

Page: 583

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Christians form the third largest religious community in India. How has this come about? There are many studies of separate groups: but there has so far been no major history of the three large groups - Roman Catholic, Protestant and Thomas Christians (Syrians). This work attempts to meet the need for such a history. It goes right back to the beginning and traces the story through the ups and downs of at least fifteen centuries. It includes careful studies of the political and social background and of the non-Christian reactions to the Christian message. The narration is non-technical and should present few difficulties to the thoughtful reader; the more technical matters are dealt with in notes and appendices. This book will be of interest to all students of Church History and will also prove fascinating to many who are concerned with the development of Christianity as a world religion and in the dialogue between different forms of faith.

A History of Christianity in Asia Africa and Latin America 1450 1990

This is not only the most up-to-date book on Labour in Scotland but the most comprehensive analysis of the party.

Author: Klaus Koschorke

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802828892

Category: Religion

Page: 426

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The map of world Christianity has changed dramatically, with a large number of Christians living in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This text is a comparative documentary history of Christianity for these regions covering the period 1450-1990.

A History of Christianity in Indonesia

This book sketches the growth of Christianity during the Portuguese period (1511-1605), it presents a fair account of developments under the Dutch colonial administration (1605-1942) and is more elaborate for the period of the Indonesian ...

Author: Jan Sihar Aritonang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900417026X

Category: Religion

Page: 1

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Indonesia is the home of the largest single Muslim community of the world. Its Christian community, about 10% of the population, has until now received no overall description in English. Through cooperation of 26 Indonesian and European scholars, Protestants and Catholics, a broad and balanced picture is given of its 24 million Christians. This book sketches the growth of Christianity during the Portuguese period (1511-1605), it presents a fair account of developments under the Dutch colonial administration (1605-1942) and is more elaborate for the period of the Indonesian Republic (since 1945). It emphasizes the regional differences in this huge country, because most Christians live outside the main island of Java. Muslim-Christian relations, as well as the tensions between foreign missionaries and local theology, receive special attention.

History of Christianity

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 ...

Author: Paul Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451688512

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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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 AD 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.

Introduction to the History of Christianity

A beautifully crafted and clearly written introduction to Christianity over its 2000 year history.

Author: George Herring

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814737005

Category: Religion

Page: 370

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Christianity is the world’s largest religion, and has had a profound impact on the course of civilization. Introduction to the History of Christianity is a beautifully crafted and clearly written introduction to Christianity over its 2000 year history. The broad underlying theme of the book is the interaction between Christianity and the secular world, exploring how one has shaped and been shaped by the other. The volume does not attempt to cover the whole of Christian history in detail. It focuses on three key chronological periods pivotal in the development of Christianity: Christ and Caesar, Christianity circa 300–500; Expansion and Order, Latin Christendom, circa 1050–1250; and Grace and Authority, Western Christianity, circa 1450–1650, as well as a concluding section on Christianity in the modern world, providing illustrative snapshots of the tradition over the course of its long development. In addition, the volume includes maps, timelines, quotations from primary source material, a glossary, and a further reading section. No staid, laborious introduction to its subject, Introduction to the History of Christianity offers an inviting and informative overview of this rich religious tradition.

A Brief History of Christianity

Written by internationally regarded theologian, Carter Lindberg, who is the author of numerous titles on theology and Church history. This brief history tells the story of Christianity from its origins to the present day.

Author: Carter Lindberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140514887X

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Charting the rise and development of Christianity, Carter Lindberg has succeeded in writing a concise and compelling history of the world’s largest religion. He spans over 2,000 years of colorful incident to give an authoritative history of Christianity for both the general reader and the beginning student. Ranges from the missionary journeys of the apostles to the tele-evangelism of the twenty-first century. Demonstrates how the Christian community received and forged its identity from its development of the Bible to the present day. Covers topics fundamental to understanding the course of Western Christianity, including the growth of the papacy, heresy and schism, reformation and counter-reformation. Includes an introduction to the historiography of Christianity, a note on the problems of periodization, an appendix on theological terms, and a useful bibliography. An authoritative yet succinct history, written to appeal to a general audience as well as students of the history of Christianity. Written by internationally regarded theologian, Carter Lindberg, who is the author of numerous titles on theology and Church history.

A New History of Christianity

Dig into the story of Christianity from its origins to today.

Author: Hans J. Hillerbrand

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687027969

Category: Religion

Page: 427

View: 916

Dig into the story of Christianity from its origins to today.

Introduction to the History of Christianity

The volume has been praised as accurate, scholarly, and balanced. Its writers are committed to Christianity but also to the unhindered pursuit of truth that does not avoid the darker aspects of the varied story of Christianity.

Author: Timothy Dowley

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506446035

Category: Religion

Page: 620

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Now in its third edition, Tim Dowley's masterful one-volume survey of church history has an updated design and new content, particularly in the section covering most recent Christian history. The inviting full-color format includes many new images and updated maps, while maintaining many of the features that made the second edition a popular volume for the classroom. Dowley has assembled a global cast of respected scholars to write the full story of the rise of the Christian faith and to provide a rounded picture of the worldwide development of Christianity. The volume has been praised as accurate, scholarly, and balanced. Its writers are committed to Christianity but also to the unhindered pursuit of truth that does not avoid the darker aspects of the varied story of Christianity. The accessible text is supported by detailed timelines, maps, profiles of key figures in Christianity, colorful images, and a complete glossary. Each section includes questions for discussion.

A History of Christianity in Africa

This important book fills a conspicuous void of scholarly works on Africa's Christian history. Includes 26 maps.

Author: Elizabeth Isichei

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780802808431

Category: History

Page: 420

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Isichei's thorough study surveys the full breadth of Christianity in Africa, from the early story of Egyptian Christianity to the churches of the Middle Years (1500-1800) to the prolific success of missions throughout the 1900s. This important book fills a conspicuous void of scholarly works on Africa's Christian history. Includes 26 maps.

A Short History of Christianity

Tomkins then continues the story of Christianity right up to the present day, including discussion of topics such as: the Eastern church, battles between East and West, the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation, the Enlightenment and the ...

Author: Stephen Tomkins

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745951449

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Worshipped by 2 billion Christians worldwide, Jesus Christ is the most famous human being ever. Stephen Tomkins takes the reader on a enlightening and enjoyable journey through the key stages of Christian development, covering the people, the events, the movements, the controversies and the expansion of the Church in this lively ‘warts and all’ portrait. The book begins with the life of Jesus before looking at the spread of the early church and the Roman Empire. Tomkins then continues the story of Christianity right up to the present day, including discussion of topics such as: the Eastern church, battles between East and West, the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation, the Enlightenment and the impact of science. The author also provides a snapshot of the worldwide church of the 21st century and explores the challenges it faces.

The Cambridge History of Christianity Volume 9 World Christianities C 1914 c 2000

A comprehensive history of Christianity in the century when it truly became a global religion.

Author: Emeritus Professor of Church History Hugh McLeod

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521815000

Category: History

Page: 717

View: 554

A comprehensive history of Christianity in the century when it truly became a global religion.

The History of Christianity in India

Author: James Hough

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Christianity

Page:

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A Short History of Christianity

Reproduction of the original: A Short History of Christianity by J.M. Robertson

Author: J.M. Robertson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732672042

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Reproduction of the original: A Short History of Christianity by J.M. Robertson

A World History of Christianity

This superb volume provides the first genuinely global one-volume history of the rise and development of the Christian faith.

Author: Adrian Hastings

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802848758

Category: Religion

Page: 608

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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.

A History of Christian Thought from Its Judaic and Hellenistic Origins to Existentialism

Professor Tillich analyzes the development of Christian theology

Author: Paul Tillich

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671214268

Category: Religion

Page: 550

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Professor Tillich analyzes the development of Christian theology

A History of Christianity

Author: Rudolf Sohm

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Church history

Page: 370

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A Global History of Christians

Surveys the progression of the Christian experience within historical, social, economic, and cultural contexts.

Author: Paul Spickard

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801022495

Category: Religion

Page: 488

View: 742

Surveys the progression of the Christian experience within historical, social, economic, and cultural contexts.

A History of Christianity

A History of Christianity examines the development of Christianity from its biblical foundations to modern times.

Author: Joseph Early

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433683636

Category: Religion

Page: 520

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A History of Christianity examines the development of Christianity from its biblical foundations to modern times. While seeking to be comprehensive, historian Joseph Early Jr. centers on key events, people, theological developments, and conflicts that have shaped Christianity over its two-thousand-year history. He also presents the development of Christianity within the social, political, and economic challenges of the times. In doing so, he paints a clear, detailed, and balanced picture of the opportunities and struggles faced by the church and the contributions made by significant people, institutions, and traditions. A History of Christianity is an ideal introductory survey for undergraduate students and any reader who desires to know more about the broad scope of Christianity.

A History of Christian Spirituality

This is a unique and invaluable learning tool and reference for readers, students, or teachers who want a quick explanation of the significance of a person or idea, or who are interested in a broad overview of the entire field.

Author: Urban Tigner Holmes

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819219145

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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This modern classic explores the key concepts and people who have shaped our Christian spiritual heritage. At the time it was first published, the author wrote, "This book is the result of finding nothing to recommend to my students as an introduction to the wide variety and great richness of the Christian spiritual experience. The texts available are either too detailed, too unbalanced, or both." This situation remains the same today, more than twenty years later. Now this concise and very readable introduction to Christian spirituality is available for a new generation of readers. Holmes begins with the Jewish antecedents, and proceeds through the New Testament period, monasticism, the Middle Ages, Byzantine spirituality, and the modern period. He ends his overview with key contemporary figures such as Simone Weil, Thomas Merton, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Brief bibliographies of the books written by each notable figure are included for those who wish to read more extensively. A History of Christian Spirituality is the perfect book for introductory classes at the M. Div. level, for diaconate programs, lay people or parish study classes of all Christian denominations, and for any reference collection. This is a unique and invaluable learning tool and reference for readers, students, or teachers who want a quick explanation of the significance of a person or idea, or who are interested in a broad overview of the entire field.