Christianity

ISBN-10: 0192803220

ISBN-13: 9780192803221

Edition: 2004

Authors: Linda Woodhead

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At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern Hempisphere but declining in much of the West, Linda Woodhead offers a bold new overview of the world's largest religion. In a fascinating and engaging fashion, she explores the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity, and traces its course over two millennia. Christianity addresses topics that other books neglect, for example the competition for power between different forms of Christianity, the churches' uses of power, and their struggles with modernity. Also considered is the recent charismatic explosion of this religion in Latin America, Africa, and the Far East. Woodhead concludes by showing the ways in which theose who previously had the least pwer in Christianity--women and non-Europeans--have become increaslingly central to its unfolding story. With up-to-date information enabling the reader to get into the skin of Christians and the beliefs, Linda Woodhead presents an old and frequently told story in a fresh and illuminating way.
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 4.50" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

List of illustrations
Introduction
Jesus: the God-man
The signs and symbols of Christianity
Church and Biblical Christianity
Mystical Christianity
Modern Christianity: the West
Christianity beyond the West
A woman's religion?
Conclusion
Source material
Further reading
Chronology
Index
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