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Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity

ISBN-10: 0192854399
ISBN-13: 9780192854391
Edition: 2001
Authors: John McManners
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/28/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

This richly illustrated book tells the story of Christianity from its origins to the present day. Written by a team of scholars, all authorities in their fields, it spans 2000 years of colourful incident to give an uniquely authoritative history of Christianity for the general reader. Every aspect of the faith is explored. The introduction discusses Christian interpretations of the historical process, and the links and tensions between religious and artistic inspiration. The first section runs chronologically from the earliest Christian communities to 1800, and includes chapters on Eastern Christendom, Christianity and Islam, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the expansion of Christianity. The second section is divided by geographical area, and covers the period from 1800 to the present day. There are special studies of Britain and Europe, North America, South America, Africa, India, the Far East, and the Orthodox Churches of Eastern Europe. The final section 'Christianity Today and Tomorrow' considers questions of Christian theology, conscience and belief and explores new images of the Christian community, ending with a glimpse of the future of Christanity. Throughout, the book, reflects the changing world in which Christians have found themselves, and gives full weight to events and movements where the Christian response has been challenged and re-evaluated. There are over 350 illustrations, and 32 full colour plates, all specifically chosen to complement the broad-ranging text. Authoritative, comprehensive and highly readable, this book captures the richness and vitality of Christian art and thought in a wide variety of cultures and times.

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Introduction
From Origins to 1800 The Early Christian Community
From Rome to the Barbarian Kingdoms (330-700)
The West: The Age of Conversion (700-1050)
Eastern Christendom
Christianity and Islam
Christian Civilization (1050-1400)
The Late Medieval Church and its Reformation (1400-1600)
Enlightenment: Secular and Christian (1600-1800)
The Expansion of Christianity (1500-1800)
Christianity Since 1800 Great Britain and Europe
North America
Latin America
Africa
Asia, Kenneth
The Orthodox Churches of Eastern Europe
Christianity Today and Tomorrow What Christians Believe
New Images of Christian Community
The Christian Conscience
The Future of Christianity
Further Reading
Chronology
Index

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