Short World History Of Christianity

Short World History Of Christianity

by Robert Bruce Mullin
     
 

In this highly readable volume, Robert Bruce Mullin surveys the rise and spread of Christianity throughout the world. Global in focus and covering the expanse of Christian history, the book unveils the challenges that Christianity has faced throughout the centuries.

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In this highly readable volume, Robert Bruce Mullin surveys the rise and spread of Christianity throughout the world. Global in focus and covering the expanse of Christian history, the book unveils the challenges that Christianity has faced throughout the centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664226862
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
454,743
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: "Fire upon the Earth"     xi
Shaping a Christian Tradition     1
"Who Is This Man?"     3
Going Out into the World     14
Defending and Defining     26
Living in a Hostile World     38
Embracing the World     51
The Constantinian Revolution     53
Defining and Dividing     64
Out of One, Many     77
The Shifting Center     91
The Emergence of Christian Europe     93
Endings and Beginnings     106
The Dividing of Western Christendom     119
Contesting Boundaries     133
The Battle for the Soul of Europe     135
The Reinternationalization of Christianity     149
Reason and Faith     163
Placing Christianity in a New World     175
Challenging Christendom     177
Creating a New World (Nineteenth-Century Style)     187
The Great Divide     200
The "Great Century"     213
Wrestling with Modernity     229
The End of Innocence     231
The Modern Quest for Unity     244
Facing Postmodernity     259
A New Christian World     261
Epilogue     279
Suggested Readings     285
Index     289

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