Short History of Christianity

ISBN-10: 0802833829
ISBN-13: 9780802833822
Edition: 2006
Authors: Stephen Tomkins
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Worshipped by 2 billion Christians worldwide, Jesus Christ is likely the famous human being ever. Yet comprehending the vast, often fractious, 2000 year story of his followers can be a bewildering task. Stephen Tomkins leads readers on an enjoyable and enlightening journey through the key stages of Christian development, covering the people, the movements, the controversies of the ever-expanding Church. His "Short History of Christianity" is a penetrating, energetic account sure to please a wide spectrum of those interested in the Christian story.

STEPHEN TOMKINS has a PhD in Church History from London Bible College. An experienced journalist, he is a contributing editor to the Ship of Fools website. He is the author of David Livingstone, John Wesley: A Biography (Lion, 2003) and Paul and His World (Lion, 2004).

Preface
As It Was in the Beginning
Jerusalem (30-33)
Paul (33-1)
The Wrath of Rome (61-100)
Which Christianity? (100-202)
The God of the Greeks (202-47)
Blood and Sand (247-311)
The Christian Emperor (312-37)
The Puzzle of Jesus (337-95)
Augustine (395-430)
The Great Popes (430-630)
The Rise of Rome
The Nightmare Begins (630-700)
Icons and Stirrups (700-87)
Charlemagne (787-846)
A Light in the Darkness (897-1000)
The Pope's Revolution (1000-84)
Onward Christian Soldiers (1084-99)
Love, War and Heresy (1099-1192)
Innocent (1192-1292)
Too Many Popes (1292-1443)
Protest (1443-1516)
The Reformation
Luther (1517-22)
Water and the Spirit (1522-29)
Catholic Recovery (1529-45)
Trent (1545-58)
Wars of Religion (1558-98)
The Ends of the Earth (1492-1600)
More Wars (1600-60)
Globalisation
The Earth Moves (1609-89)
The Age of Reason (1689-1730)
Born Again (1734-69)
Revolutions (1769-1831)
Planet of the Apes (1831-70)
World War and World Church (1870-1933)
Totalitarians (1933-58)
The New Catholicism (1958-78)
John Paul II (1978-2000)
The Third Millennium
Glossary
Index

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