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"David Edwards provides a sensitive critique which is helpful to those with no specialist knowledge and satisfying to the theologically educated."
--Church Growth Digest
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Writing a connected narrative covering 2,000 years is a daunting task, and the success of its outcome is better measured by accessibility than completeness. Edwards necessarily paints with broad strokes, but the resulting picture will provoke many to ask more specific questions and seek out more particular histories. Edwards is most helpful in describing Christianity's transformation from sect to state religion during the first three centuries of its existence and in characterizing the divergent strands represented by Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism. Edwards intertwines Christianity's transformation and the emergence of European identity, and he suggests important connections between various Christianities and cultures in the histories of Protestantism, "American" Christianity, and "African" Christianity. His discussion of Christianity in the postmodern age is abbreviated yet provokes further reflection on relationships between Christianity and its many locations. The variousness Edwards discloses calls the whole idea of a single-narrative history into question, of course, but that may be another indication of success, particularly if questioning readers proceed to the mass of suggested further reading. Steve Schroeder
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Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 1997. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. A celebration of 2000 years of Christianity, this history starts with the birth of Jesus and the Christian religion as it developed through many cultures. Setting each period in its historical, political and philosophical context, the book looks past the millennium and anticipates the future. Seller Inventory # LHB9780304701278
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