In this single absorbing volume, the noted historian and religious scholar Roland Bainton offers a comprehensive, critical portrait of Christianity from its beginnings two thousand years ago to the modern day. From Christ's lowly birth in a stable to the rise of cathedrals and kings, from Roman soliders to Fanciscan monks to Puritans fleeing persecution to a new world across the sea, Bainton paints a rich history of a vast and varied people united by a singular belief. Illustrated with fifty black-and-white photographs, CHRISTIANITY is a perfect introduction for lay readers and a classic in its field.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.95(d)|
Table of Contents
|I||Backgrounds of Christianity||6|
|II||The Ministry of Christ||32|
|III||The Church in an Alien World||46|
|IV||The Christian Roman Empire||86|
|V||Conversion of the Barbarians||114|
|VI||The Search for Order||144|
|VIII||Decline of the Papacy||204|
|IX||An Age of Reformation||230|
|X||Wars of Religion||276|
|XI||A Century of Enlightenment||318|
|XII||Christianity in the Modern Age||344|
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Bainton excels in giving the reader a wealth of historical knowledge in a format that is easy to read. His biography of Luther is outstanding, and I regret that Bainton never wrote anything on John Wesley, other than the material in this book, Christianity. In this extensive history Bainton gives an objective account of the Christian religion and all the various forms it has taken throughout the ages from the time of Christ to the 20th century. Lessons to be learned from the past are to be found in these pages.