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Christianity An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 1848853831

ISBN-13: 9781848853836

Edition: 2011

Authors: Philip Kennedy

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The Christian faith has the allegiance of one third of the human race. It has succeeded in influencing civilization to such a degree that we now take its existence almost for granted. Yet it might all have been so different. Christianity began with the words and deeds of an obscure village carpenter's son who died a shameful criminal's death at the hands of the Roman occupiers of his country: itself an insignificant outpost of the powerful ruling Empire. The feverish land of biblical Palestine, awash with apocalyptic expectations of deliverance from its foreign overlords, was hardly short of seers and prophets who claimed to be sent visions from God. Yet the followers of this man thought he…    
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List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 2/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Philip F. Kennedy is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Comparative Literature at New York University, and Vice Provost for Public Programming for the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute.

An X-ray of Christianity's Evolution
Time-frame for Christianity
Quick Guide to Common Terms
List of Abbreviations
Origins and Growth
Jesus and the Mediterranean World
Ancient Christianity
Medieval Christianity
The Early Middle Ages, 500-1000
The Later Middle Ages, 1000-1500
Discovery and Diversity
Renaissance and Discovery
Reformation and Revolution
Enlightenment and Modernity
Christianity Transformed
Christianity in a Globalized World
List of Maps and Illustrations
Further Reading