Now available in a compact, more convenient format, this book offers the same acclaimed text which first appeared in The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity. Written by a team of expert scholars, this astonishingly comprehensive volume traces the history of Christianity from the Early Church to the present day exploring every aspect of the faith. The opening section takes events from the earliest Christian communities to 1800, and includes chapters on Eastern Christendom, Christianity and Islam, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the expansion of Christianity. The second section, covering the period from 1800 to the present day, is divided by geographical area and examines the impact of Christianity around the world from Britain and Europe, Africa, India, and the Far East. The final section, considering questions of theology, conscience, and belief, explores new images of the Christian community and provides a glimpse of the future of the faith. Authoritative and readable, The Oxford History of Christianity is essential for anyone interested in the enduring history of one of the world's most vibrant religious traditions.
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John McManners is Emeritus Professor of Ecclesiastic History and Fellow and Chaplain of All Souls College, Oxford. An established authority in his field, he has written many popularly acclaimed books including Death and the Enlightenment, which won Britain's Wolfson Literary Award for History and was chosen by The Times as one of the ten best non-fiction books of the year.
`Review from previous edition full of wise insights, balance of information, reliable scholarship and precision of writing'
Times Literary Supplement
`I know of no other book on this subject which is so wide Nn coverage and penetration.''
`An extensive and partly annotated list of further reading will be very helpful to the reader who wants to go beyond a one chapter account of two or three medieval centuries, or of a whole continent in later times.'
David J. Hall, The Friend
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0192852914