Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity

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Written by a team of ninteen leading scholars and fully illustrated in color and black and white, this is the most authoritative general history of Christianity ever published.

Spanning 2,000 years of stirring religious, cultural and political events, this lavishly illustrated volume provides the most authoritative and accessible history of Christianity ever published for the general reader. "Lavish illustrations, genuine scholarship and crisp writing brings alive characters who, for most, are simply footnotes in textbooks or unworldly images in stained glass."--The Los Angeles Times. 350 halftones. 32 color plates. 10 maps.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Many beautiful color plates! Well-written text by outstanding scholars. Wide-ranging and well-organized both chronologically and geographically."—Bruce B. Miller II, Biblical Institute for Leadership Development

"An excellent history with superb illustrations."—Fred Berthold, Jr., Dartmouth College

"Wonderful—what is needed. A strong work calling upon sight in the learning of Christian history."—Catherine A. Kapikian, Wesley Theological Seminary

"A refreshing addition to the field of Christian history because it is comprehensive and international. The ecumenical dimension is greatly appreciated."—Horace O. Russell, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary

"An impeccably illustrated volume with comprehensive essays on key aspects of the history of Christianity by international experts, this volume is welcome for students of Christian history or the history of religions. Especially helpful is that there are as many essays concerning 1800 and beyond as pre-1800."—Michael J. McNally, St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

Nineteen scholars explore the faith and its impact on world civilization from the earliest origins to the present day, with the accompaniment of some 350 illustrations including 32 full-page color plates, ten maps, a chronology of events, and an annotated guide to further reading. For general readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192854391
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Series: Oxford Illustrated Histories Series
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 1,476,193
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Editor:
John McManners is Emeritus Professor of Ecclesiastic History and Fellow and Chaplain of All Souls College, Oxford. An established authority in his field, he has written many popularly acclaimed books, including Death and the Enlightenment, which won Britain's Wolfson Literary Award for History and was chosen by The Times as one of the ten best non-fiction books of the year.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
Introduction, John MacManners
1. From Origins to 1800 The Early Christian Community, Henry Chadwick
2. From Rome to the Barbarian Kingdoms (330-700), Robert A. Markus
3. The West: The Age of Conversion (700-1050), Henry Mayr-Harting
4. Eastern Christendom, Kallistos Ware
5. Christianity and Islam, Jeremy Johns
6. Christian Civilization (1050-1400), Colin Morris
7. The Late Medieval Church and its Reformation (1400-1600), Patrick Collinson
8. Enlightenment: Secular and Christian (1600-1800), John McManners
9. The Expansion of Christianity (1500-1800), John McManners
10. Christianity Since 1800 Great Britain and Europe, Owen Chadwick
11. North America, Martin Marty
12. Latin America, Fredrick Pike
13. Africa, Peter Hinchliff
14. Asia, Kenneth and Helen Ballhatchet
15. The Orthodox Churches of Eastern Europe, Sergei Hackel
16. Christianity Today and Tomorrow What Christians Believe, Maurice Wiles
17. New Images of Christian Community, Bryan Wilson
18. The Christian Conscience, Basil Mitchell
19. The Future of Christianity, John Taylor
Further Reading

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