The History of Christianity: An Introduction / Edition 1

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From earliest foundations and precepts to challenges of the new millennium,

The History of Christianity provides a comprehensive and balanced

treatment of the birth, expansion, and continuing influence of Christianity.

Exploration of the growth of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and the Americas

conveys its global scale. Fascinating biographical details go beyond names

and dates to reveal flesh-and-blood realities of key figures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780767414364
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/3/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 362,671
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Bradley Paul Nystrom (Sacramento, CA) is a professor at California State University.

David Paul Nystrom (Chicago, IL) is a professor at North Park University.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Backgrounds to Christianity 1
Ch. 2 The birth of Christianity 22
Ch. 3 Christianity in the Roman world 48
Ch. 4 Councils and creeds : defining orthodoxy in late antiquity 80
Ch. 5 The rise of the church in the early Middle Ages 113
Ch. 6 The church and Christian culture in the high Middle Ages 151
Ch. 7 Dissent, division, and reform in the high and late Middle Ages 189
Ch. 8 The Protestant Reformation 225
Ch. 9 Protestant expansion and Catholic response 256
Ch. 10 The church in an age of division and expansion 288
Ch. 11 Christianity in the modern world : the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries 318
Ch. 12 The church and the challenge of the new century 356
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