A Concise History of Christianity / Edition 3

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It's concise, easy to read, and full of interesting material! A CONCISE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY shows you exactly how Christianity came to be, the major highlights of its history, and why appreciating its diversity is such an important component of properly understanding it. Plus, Peterson's lively writing style will keep your attention and the many study tools will help you succeed on midterms and finals.

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Editorial Reviews

Peterson (College of DuPage) has compacted history to its absolute essentials in this brief college textbook (without quizzes). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495130307
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/26/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 475,283
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Dean Peterson received a Ph.D. from St. Louis University and is currently Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at College of DuPage.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. Part I: EARLY CHRISTIANITY. 2. Beginnings (6 B.C.E.-100 C.E.). 3. The Faith of the Fathers: Persecution to Establishment (100-500 C.E.). 4. The Faith of the Fathers: Controversies and Councils (100-500 C.E.). Part II: CHRISTIANITY IN THE MIDDLE AGES. 5. The Church in the Early Middle Ages: Chaos, Darkness, and the Emerging (500-1000 C.E.). 6. The Church in the High Middle Ages: Flowering of Christian Society (1000-1500 C.E.). 7. The Church in the High Middle Ages: Reform and Decline (1000-1500 C.E.). Part III: THE REFORMATION. 8. The Protestant Reformation: A Watershed in History (1500-1600 C.E.). 9. The Protestant Reformation: Further Reform and Reaction (1500-1600 C.E.). 10. The Aftermath of the Reformation: War, Piety, and Reason (1600-1800 C.E.). Part IV: CHRISTIANITY IN THE MODERN PERIOD AND GLOBAL SOCIETY. 11. Christianity in the Modern Era: Change and Challenge (1800-Present). 12. Christianity from Modern to Global Society: Optimism, Uncertainty, and Opportunity (1800-Present).

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