History of Christianity.

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Praise for Christianity “Immensely ambitious and absorbing.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker “A landmark contribution It is difficult to imagine a more comprehensive and surprisingly accessible volume than MacCulloch’s.” —Jon Meacham, The New York Times Book Review “A prodigious, thrilling, masterclass of a history by: First published inPaul 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 Cited by:   to read + pages of christianity's history is to read + pages of world history since christianity has been a prime mover of human history.

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Explore our list of History of Christianity Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. 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/5().

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The sections on Christianity's expansion eastwards and the tragic history of the churches of central Asia, still a little-known and under-researched subject, are among the very best in the book.

For a history of the first generation of Christians, J. Dunn has a very comprehensive book (it's a sequal to his book on the historical Jesus, but is independent enough that nothing is lost if one reads it and not the first book). The book is Beginning from Jerusalem (Christianity in the Making, vol.

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Introduction to Christianity. Defining Christianity; The Influence of Christianity on Western Culture; Wiki History of Christianity; This book is an undeveloped draft or outline. You can help to develop the work, or you can ask for assistance in the project room. The history of the Christian religion and the Christian church began with Jesus and his ianity is the religion that is based on the birth, life, death, resurrection and teaching of Jesus Christ.

Christianity began in the 1st century AD after Jesus died, as a small group of Jewish people in Judea, but quickly spread throughout the Roman empire. Christianity is a religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus ministered, performed great miracles, fulfilled the Old Testament prophecy, was crucified.

In A History of the Bible, John Barton argues that the Bible is not a prescription to a complete, fixed religious system, but rather a product of a long and intriguing process, which has inspired Judaism and Christianity, but still does not describe the whole of either religion.

Barton shows how the Bible is indeed an important source of. A History of Christianity will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in one of the most powerful influences on global civilization.

Starting with Christianity's origins as a Jewish sect, the author shows how Europe was converted; and then how the Christian faith was accepted by the Americas, much of Africa and parts of the : Books on the context in which the Jesus sect arose within Judaism: Bart Ehrman, Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium () E.P.

Sanders, The Historical Figure of Jesus () Geza Vermes, Jesus the Jew () Maurice Casey, Jesus. Buy a cheap copy of The Lost History of Christianity: The book by Philip Jenkins. “Jenkins is one of America’s top religious scholars.” —Forbes magazineThe Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins offers a revolutionary view of the history Free shipping over $Cited by:   First published inPaul 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 3/5(1).

In the two millennia of its history Christianity has been divided by schism and roiled by heresy, based on doctrinal and organizational differences. Today there are three broad divisions, Roman Catholic, Orthodox Eastern, and Protestant; but within the category of Protestantism, there is a particularly large number of divergent denominations.

First, the book shows how the history of the last years of christianity has been shaped by two antagonical forces: on one side, humanist and liberal forces (developed by people like Erasmus and John XXIII), and on the other side, ultra-conservative and retrograde forces (represented by Pius X for example).Cited by: Christianity in the Twentieth Century charts the transformation of one of the world’s great religions during an age marked by world wars, genocide, nationalism, decolonization, and powerful ideological currents, many of them hostile to Christianity.

Written by a leading scholar of world Christianity, the book traces how Christianity evolved from a religion defined by the culture.

Christianity - Christianity - The history of Christianity: Christianity began as a movement within Judaism at a period when the Jews had long been dominated culturally and politically by foreign powers and had found in their religion (rather than in their politics or cultural achievements) the linchpin of their community.

From Amos (8th century bce) onward the religion of Israel was.

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The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity (Paperback) Life Is a Puzzle. Once upon a time there was a very successful business owner. His company had faithfully served millions of customers for many years. But lately business had not been so good, and his competitors were just waiting for him to fail.

For months the man pondered the crisis. With Diarmaid MacCulloch. Diarmaid McCullough, an Oxford history professor, travels to historical points of interest relevant to Christianity discussing the origins and spread of Christianity in a span of 6 episodes/10(2).

A first-rate history of Christianity from its emergence into a chaotic world ripe for universal monotheism to the nadir of triumphalism in the 20th century.

Paul Johnson, an English publisher, biographer, and historian, has perceived in the current waning of Christendom an opportunity for a comprehensive one-volume retrospective, presenting the salient facts as modern scholars see.

A good book to read on the history of Christianity. Christian Growth. Laurieb75 (Laurie King) 3 April #1. Hello everyone, My husband and I have been blessed to do a fair amount of traveling and are both history buffs, both of which have left us with so many questions about the history of Christianity, and how it could have been so.

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Freeman narrates the development, diversity, and spread of Christianity with originality and verve. It is a story that brims over with fascinating accounts, intriguing quotations from figures in the ancient Mediterranean, and illuminating historical analysis. Mark A. Noll, David W. Bebbington & George M.

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$ Save 10%.Christianity Today provides thoughtful, biblical perspectives on theology, church, ministry, and culture on the official site of Christianity Today Magazine.Selected chapters from “A History of Christianity” by Kenneth Scott Latourette Vol.

1, pp. The Pre-Christian Course of Mankind. 1. The general setting of Christianity in history. The youth of Christianity. The limited area of early Christianity.

The unpromising rootage of Christianity. 2. The immediate background of Christianity: Judaism.