Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

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The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of The Reformation returns with the definitive history of Christianity for our timeOnce in a generation a historian will redefine his field, producing a book that demands to be read-a product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill. Diarmaid MacCulloch'sChristianity is such a book. Breathtaking in ambition, it ranges back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and covers the world, following the three main strands of the Christian faith.Christianity will teach modern readers things that have been lost in time about how Jesus' message spread and how the New Testament was formed. We follow the Christian story to all corners of the globe, filling in often neglected accounts of conversions and confrontations in Africa and Asia. And we discover the roots of the faith that galvanized America, charting the rise of the evangelical movement from its origins in Germany and England. This book encompasses all of intellectual history-we meet monks and crusaders, heretics and saints, slave traders and abolitionists, and discover Christianity's essential role in driving the enlightenment and the age of exploration, and shaping the course of World War I and World War II.We are living in a time of tremendous religious awareness, when both believers and non-believers are deeply engaged by questions of religion and tradition, seeking to understand the violence sometimes perpetrated in the name of God. The son of an Anglican clergyman, MacCulloch writes with deep feeling about faith. His last book, The Reformation, was chosen by dozens of publications as Best Book of the Year and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. This awe-inspiring follow-up is a landmark new history of the faith that continues to shape the world.
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table_of_contents A millennium of beginnings (1000 BCE-100 CE). Greece and Rome (c. 1000 BCE-100 CE) ; Israel (c. 1000 BCE-100 CE) -- One Church, one faith, one Lord? (4 BCE-451 CE). A crucified messiah (4 BCE-100 CE) ; Boundaries defined (50 CE-300) ; The Prince : ally or enemy? (100-300) ; The Imperial Church (300-451) -- Vanishing futures : East and South (451-1500). Defying Chalcedon : Asia and Africa (451-622) ; Islam : the great realignment (622-1500) -- The unpredictable rise of Rome (300-1300). The making of Latin Christianity (300-500) ; Latin Christendom : new frontiers (500-1000) ; The West : universal emperor or universal pope? (900-1200) ; A Church for all people? (1100-1300) -- Orthodoxy : the Imperial faith (451-1800). Faith in a new Rome (451-900) ; Orthodoxy : more than an empire (900-1700) ; Russia : the third Rome (900-1800) -- Western Christianity dismembered (1300-1800). Perspectives on the true Church (1300-1517) ; A house divided (1517-1660) ; Rome's renewal (1500-1700) ; A worldwide faith (1500-1800) ; Protestant awakenings (1600-1800) -- God in the dock (1492-present). Enlightenment : ally or enemy? (1492-1815) ; Europe re-enchanted or disenchanted? (1815-1914) ; To make the world Protestant (1700-1914) ; Not peace but a sword (1914-60) ; Culture wars (1960-present).
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title Christianity : The First Three Thousand Years
title_alt History of Christianity.
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title_full Christianity : the first three thousand years / Diarmaid MacCulloch, Christianity The First Three Thousand Years, Christianity [electronic resource] : the first three thousand years / Diarmaid MacCulloch
title_short Christianity :
title_sort christianity the first three thousand years
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