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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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Genre: Religion
Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2009-09-24
File: 1184 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780141957951

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A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. The final volume begins with the towering theological leaders of the Protestant Reformation and traces the development of Christian thought through its encounter with modernity. Volume #2 9781426721915 Volume #1 9781426721892

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Genre: Religion
Author: Justo L. González
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release: 2010-09-01
File: 334 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781426721939

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In this fully revised and updated edition, the lauded church historian Justo González tells the story of Christianity from its fragile infancy to its pervasive dominance at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. The Story of Christianity, volume 1, relates the dramatic events, the colorful characters, and the revolutionary ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of the church's life and thought. From Jesus's faithful apostles to the early reformist John Wycliffe, González skillfully weaves details from the lives of prominent figures tracing core theological issues and developments within the various traditions of the church. The Story of Christianity demonstrates at each point what new challenges and opportunities faced the church and how Christians struggled with the various options open to them, thereby shaping the future direction of the church. This new edition of The Story of Christianity incorporates recent archaeological discoveries to give us a better view of the early Christian communities. Among these are advances in the recovery of Gnostic texts that have revealed a richer diversity of "Christianities" in the first century. González also includes important research done in the past twenty-five years revealing the significant role of women throughout the history of the church. With lively storytelling incorporating the latest research, The Story of Christianity provides a fascinating introduction to the panoramic history of Christianity.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Justo L. Gonzalez
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2014-11-25
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062364890

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The Story of Civilization, Volume III: A history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to A.D. 325. This is the third volume of the classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning series.

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Genre: History
Author: Will Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2011-06-07
File: 752 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781451647600

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of the Pope." --Book Jacket.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Bernard Green
Publisher: A&C Black
Release: 2010-04-15
File: 258 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780567032508

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Genre: Bible
Author: Arthur Samuel Peake
Publisher:
Release: 1900
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:B3315740

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Music has been at the heart of Christian worship since the beginning, and this lavishly illustrated and wonderfully written volume fully surveys the many centuries of creative Christian musical experimentation. From its roots in Jewish and Hellenistic music, through the rich tapestry of medieval chant to the full flowering of Christian music in the centuries after the Reformation and the many musical expressions of a now-global Christianity, Wilson-Dickson conveys 'a glimpse of the fecundity of imagination with which humanity has responded to the creator God.' Book jacket.

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Genre: Music
Author: Andrew Wilson-Dickson
Publisher: Fortress Press
Release: 2003
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 0800634748

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Beginning with the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, this fully revised and updated second volume of The Story of Christianity continues the marvelous history of the world's largest religion. Award-winning historian Justo Gonzalez bring to life the people, dramatic events, and theological debates that have shaped Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy. From the monk Martin Luther, who dared to stand up to a corrupt pope, to the surprising spread and growing vitality of today's church in Africa, Asia, and South America, The Story of Christianity offers a complete and up-to-date retelling of this amazing history. With new information on the important contributions of women to church history as well as the latest information on Christianity in developing countries, Gonzalez's richly textured study discusses the changes and directions of the church up to the twenty-first century. The Story of Christianity covers such recent occurrences as the fall of the Soviet Union and the return of the Russian Orthodox Church; feminist, Africa-American, and Third-World theologies; the scandals and controversies facing the reign of Pope Benedict XVI; interfaith dialogue; and the movement toward unity of all Christian churches. This revised and updated edition of The Story of Christianity concludes with a thoughtful look at the major issues and debates facing Christianity today.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Justo L. Gonzalez
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2014-11-25
File: 560 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062364906

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Author: Henry Hart Milman
Publisher:
Release: 1867
File: 518 Pages
ISBN-13: IBNN:BNDON000549459

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A look at Christianity covers Martin Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, the Reformation, the Puritans, and the influence of politics on the modern church

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Genre: Religion
Author: Justo L. Gonzalez
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 1984
File: 414 Pages
ISBN-13: 0060633166

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