The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity

The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity

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Spanning two thousand years of stirring religious, cultural and political events, this lavishly illustrated volume provides the most authoritative and accessible history of Christianity ever published for the general reader. The impact of Christianity on world civilization is almost incalculable, and in exploring this rich heritage, nineteen leading scholars range from the earliest origins to the present day, to examine virtually every aspect of the faith. They discuss the apostle Peter and Roman Emperor Constantine, describe the role of Charlemagne in the expansion of the religion, and assess medieval scholasticism and the influence of Thomas Aquinas. The profound changes that occurred during both the Reformation and the Enlightenment are fully treated in chapters that offer revealing portraits of such key figures as Erasmus, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, and Rousseau. Fully one third of the book covers Christianity since 1800--with special studies of the faith as practiced in Britain and Europe, North and South America, Africa, India, and the Far East--offering a compelling continuous narrative filled with insight into the enormously diverse Christian world. In the final chapters the authors consider questions of contemporary Christian theology, conscience and belief, and explore new concepts of Christian community.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1990
ISBN: 9780192854391
0192854399
Branch Call Number: 270 OXF 1990
Characteristics: xi, 724 p., [28] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: McManners, John
Alternative Title: Christianity

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