Triumph of Christianity How the Jesus Movement Became the World's Largest Religion

ISBN-10: 0062007696

ISBN-13: 9780062007698

Edition: 2012

Authors: Rodney Stark

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Celebrated religious and social historian Rodney Stark traces the extraordinary rise of Christianity through its most pivotal and controversial moments to offer fresh perspective on the history of the world’s largest religion. In The Triumph of Christianity, the author of God’s Battalions and The Rise of Christianity gathers and refines decades of powerful research and discovery into one concentrated, concise, and highly readable volume that explores Christianity’s most crucial episodes. The unique format of Triumph of Christianity allows Stark to avoid dense chronologies and difficult back stories, bringing readers right to the heart of Christian history’s most vital controversies and enduring lessons.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction
Christmas Eve
The Religious Context
Many Judaisms
Christianizing the Empire
Jesus and the Jesus Movement
Missions to the Jews and the Gentiles
Christianity and Privilege
Misery and Mercy
Appeals to Women
Persecution and Commitment
Assessing Christian Growth
Consolidating Christian Europe
Constantine's Very Mixed Blessings
The Demise of Paganism
Islam and the Destruction of Eastern and North African Christianity
Europe Responds: The Case for the Crusades
Medieval Currents
The "Dark Ages" and Other Mythical Eras
The People's Religion
Faith and the Scientific "Revolution"
Christianity Divided
Two "Churches" and the Challenge of Heresy
Luther's Reformation
The Shocking Truth About the Spanish Inquisition
New Worlds and Christian Growth
Pluralism and American Piety
Secularization: Facts and Fantasies
Globalization
Conclusion
Bibliography
Notes
Index
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