An Introduction to Christianity

An Introduction to Christianity

by Linda Woodhead
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052178655X

ISBN-13: 9780521786553

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Focusing on the ways in which Christianity has understood, embodied and related to power, Linda Woodhead examines the key figures, events and ideas spanning over two thousand years of Christian history. Woodhead considers the religion in its material as well as its spiritual dimensions and explores its interactions with society through money, politics, force,

Overview

Focusing on the ways in which Christianity has understood, embodied and related to power, Linda Woodhead examines the key figures, events and ideas spanning over two thousand years of Christian history. Woodhead considers the religion in its material as well as its spiritual dimensions and explores its interactions with society through money, politics, force, gender and the family, as well as non-Christian cultures and societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521786553
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Series:
Introduction to Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Christian Revolution: Ascent to Power: 1. How Christianity came to power; 2. Churches of east and west in the early middle ages; 3. Christendom: the western church in power; Part II. The Modern Revolution: Compromises with Power: 4. The Reformation in context; 5. Protestant pathways into the modern world; 6. Catholic and orthodox negotiations with modernity; 7. Twentieth-century fortunes; Conclusion.

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