A Brief History of Christianity / Edition 1

A Brief History of Christianity / Edition 1

by Carter Lindberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405110473

ISBN-13: 9781405110471

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

This brief history tells the story of Christianity from its origins to the present day. It spans over 2,000 years of colorful incident to give an authoritative history of Christianity for both the general reader and the beginning student.

Ranging from the missionary journeys of the apostles to the tele-evangelism of the twenty-first century, this concise and

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This brief history tells the story of Christianity from its origins to the present day. It spans over 2,000 years of colorful incident to give an authoritative history of Christianity for both the general reader and the beginning student.

Ranging from the missionary journeys of the apostles to the tele-evangelism of the twenty-first century, this concise and compelling book also includes an introduction to the historiography of Christianity, an appendix on theological terms, and a bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405110471
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
907,161
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

1The responsibility to remember : an introduction to the historiography of Christianity1
2The law of praying is the law of believing6
3Sibling rivalry : heresy, orthodoxy, and ecumenical councils17
4The heavenly city : the Augustinian synthesis of biblical religion and Hellenism35
5The development of medieval Christendom51
6Faith in search of understanding : Anselm, Abelard, and the beginnings of scholasticism71
7The medieval church84
8The reformations of the sixteenth century104
9Pietism and the enlightenment125
10Challenge and response : the church in the nineteenth century143
11The Christian churches since World War I163

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