Introduction to the History of Christianity

Introduction to the History of Christianity

ISBN-10:
0814737005
ISBN-13:
9780814737002
Pub. Date:
09/01/2006
Publisher:
New York University Press

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Overview

Introduction to the History of Christianity

Christianity is the world’s largest religion, and has had a profound impact on the course of civilization. Introduction to the History of Christianity is a beautifully crafted and clearly written introduction to Christianity over its 2000 year history.

The broad underlying theme of the book is the interaction between Christianity and the secular world, exploring how one has shaped and been shaped by the other. The volume does not attempt to cover the whole of Christian history in detail. It focuses on three key chronological periods pivotal in the development of Christianity: Christ and Caesar, Christianity circa 300–500; Expansion and Order, Latin Christendom, circa 1050–1250; and Grace and Authority, Western Christianity, circa 1450–1650, as well as a concluding section on Christianity in the modern world, providing illustrative snapshots of the tradition over the course of its long development. In addition, the volume includes maps, timelines, quotations from primary source material, a glossary, and a further reading section.

No staid, laborious introduction to its subject, Introduction to the History of Christianity offers an inviting and informative overview of this rich religious tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814737002
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Making All Things New
Part One Christ and Caesar: Christianity c. 300–c. 500
1 Imperial Christianity
2 City and Desert
3 The Great Debate
4 The African Pilgrim
Part Two Expansion and Order: Latin Christendom c. 1050–c. 1250
5 Roads to Canossa
6 Keepers of the Keys
7 The Enthusiasts
Part Three Grace and Authority: Western Christianity c. 1450–c. 1650
8 Reformations
9 Diversity Becomes Division
10 Divine Winds and Interest Rates
Epilogue: Loss and Gain
Appendix: Documents
Notes
Index

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