Where Are the Christians: The Unrealized Potential of a Divided Religion

Where Are the Christians: The Unrealized Potential of a Divided Religion

by Eric Shuster

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Where Are the Christians: The Unrealized Potential of a Divided Religion by Eric Shuster

“Where is my Christianity?” Although this can be a difficult question to answer objectively, there are certain indicators of belief and practice that can help you determine where you are on your path. This workbook, meant as a companion study to Where Are the Christians?, will help you pinpoint your areas of strength and weakness, and ultimately guide you to renew and fortify your faith and commitment as a Christian.

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ISBN-13: 9781462105304
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Section 1 Who are the Christians? a history 1

Chapter 1 They Were Evangelizers and Builders (Up to AD 299) 5

Chapter 2 They Were Legitimized and Codified (AD 300-999) 15

Chapter 3 They Were Corrupted and Divided (1000-1499) 29

Chapter 4 They were Reformed and Scattered (1500 to the present) 41

Section 2 What is a Christian? a Definition 57

Chapter 5 It's Contusing according to the World 61

Chapter 6 It's Clear according to the Bible 87

Chapter 7 It's Revealing according to the Data 111

Chapter 8 It's Complicated according to the Critics 131

Section 3 Where are the Christians? a Categorization 159

Chapter 9 They're Leaving-Losing Their Belief as Departing Christians 163

Chapter 10 They're Hiding-Not Practicing Their Faith as Adequate Christians 173

Chapter 11 They're Vacillating-Living under Their Potential as Hesitant Christians 181

Chapter 12 They're Endeavoring-Living Discipleship in the Gospel of Christ as Laboring Christians 189

Chapter 13 What Kind of Christian Arc You? Complete the Exercise 197

Section 4 How is Christianity to Unite? a Vision 211

Chapter 14 Strengthen the Individual 217

Chapter 15 Strengthen the Family 225

Chapter 16 Strengthen the Church 235

Chapter 17 Strengthen the Community 255

Final Thoughts on the Who, What, Where, and How 275

Notes 277

About the Author 307

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richardblake More than 1 year ago
The Changing Nature, Dynamics, and Impact of Christianity in the Modern World  In his book Where are the Christians? Eric Shuster presents a scholarly survey, giving a panoramic overview and analysis of the history of the Christian Church. At a time when moral principles, cultural ideologies, and individual worldviews are being challenged Shuster calls for intellectual integrity and Christian compassion to examine The Unrealized Potential of a Divided Religion (the subtitle of the book.) Shuster draws heavily from the writings of Paul Johnson’s comprehensive and highly revered book The History of Christianity. Although he skillfully models the scholarly presentation of Johnson and is genuinely engaging he lacks Johnson’s gentle sensitivity and objectivity.  Other reviewers have thoroughly covered the content and intent of Shuster’s work. I will neither try to replicate, nor challenge their evaluations. It is hoped that as you consider each review you will better understand Shuster’s intent and passion for the cause of Christianity. Be sure to avail yourself of the companion workbook which provides a framework for additional individual or group study and reflection. Shuster is to be commended for the thorough research and impeccable documentation of his work. The quality of the content, binding, cover, print, and format of the book insure that Where are the Christians? will have a permanent and prominent place in my reference library. A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.