Oxford History of Christianity / Edition 2

Oxford History of Christianity / Edition 2

by John McManners
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Oxford University Press, USA


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Oxford History of Christianity / Edition 2

Spanning two thousand years of stirring religious, cultural and political events, this authoritative volume provides the most accessible history of Christianity ever published for the general reader.
The impact of Christianity on world civilization is almost incalculable, and in exploring this rich heritage, nineteen leading scholars range from the earliest origins to the present day to examine virtually every aspect of the faith. They discuss the apostle Peter and Roman Emperor Constantine, describe the role of Charlemagne in the expansion of the religion, and assess medieval scholasticism and the influence of Thomas Aquinas. The profound changes that occurred during both the Reformation and the Enlightenment are fully treated in chapters that offer revealing portraits of such key figures as Erasmus, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, and Rousseau. The book explores the faith as practiced in Britain and Europe, North and South America, Africa, India, and the Far East—offering a compelling continuous narrative filled with insight into the enormously diverse Christian world.
Comprehensive, vividly narrated, and exquisitely produced, this magnificent book captures the richness and vitality of Christian thought and culture throughout the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192803368
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/28/2002
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 784
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

John McManners is a Fellow of All Souls College, and Regius Professor Emeritus of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Oxford. He has written extensively on French and European history. His fifth book, Death and the Enlightenment (OUP, 1981), was awarded the Wolfson Literary Prize for History, and was one of The Times ten best non-fiction books of the year.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Introduction, John McManners
1. FROM THE 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
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