Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

by Linda Woodhead
     
 

Exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity, and tracing its course over two millennia, Linda Woodhead provides a fresh, lively, and candid portrait of Christianity's past and present. Addressing topics including the competition for power between different forms of Christianity, the churches' use of power, and its struggles with modernity,

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Exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity, and tracing its course over two millennia, Linda Woodhead provides a fresh, lively, and candid portrait of Christianity's past and present. Addressing topics including the competition for power between different forms of Christianity, the churches' use of power, and its struggles with modernity, this new edition includes up to date information on the growth and geographical spread of Eastern Christianity, reflecting the global nature of Christianity in our ever-shifting contemporary culture. At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, this Very Short Introduction offers an important overview of the world's largest religion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192803221
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 4.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Jesus: the God-man
2. Christian signs and symbols
3. The spread of Christianity
4. Church and biblical Christianity
5. Mystical Christianity
6. Modern Christianity
Conclusion
Further reading
Index

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