Story of Christianity, the (Volume 2) (2nd Ed)
The Story of Christianity: 2010 2nd Edition: This fascinating narrative history of Christianity skilfully examines key theological developments and figures - from all church traditions - in their wider social, political, and economic contexts. Volume 1 covers the first 15...
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The Story of Christianity: 2010 2nd Edition: This fascinating narrative history of Christianity skilfully examines key theological developments and figures - from all church traditions - in their wider social, political, and economic contexts. Volume 1 covers the first 15 centuries of the church; Volume 2 deals with the complexities of the post-Reformation church, up to today. From Harper Collins.
This highly informative, narrative history covers the events, persons, external influences, and formative ideas of Christian history.
Beginning with the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, this fully revised and updated second volume of The Story of Christianity continues the marvelous history of the world's largest religion. Award-winning historian Justo Gonzalez bring to life the people, dramatic events, and theological debates that have shaped Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy. From the monk Martin Luther, who dared to stand up to a corrupt pope, to the surprising spread and growing vitality of today's church in Africa, Asia, and South America, The Story of Christianity offers a complete and up-to-date retelling of this amazing history.
With new information on the important contributions of women to church history as well as the latest information on Christianity in developing countries, Gonzalez's richly textured study discusses the changes and directions of the church up to the twenty-first century. The Story of Christianity covers such recent occurrences as the fall of the Soviet Union and the return of the Russian Orthodox Church; feminist, Africa-American, and Third-World theologies; the scandals and controversies facing the reign of Pope Benedict XVI; interfaith dialogue; and the movement toward unity of all Christian churches. This revised and updated edition of The Story of Christianity concludes with a thoughtful look at the major issues and debates facing Christianity today.
Justo L. Gonzalez (Ph.D., Yale University) author of the highly praised three-volume History of Christian Thought and other major works, Dr. Gonzlez taught at Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Georgia for eight years followed by eight years at United Seminary. He is the author of numerousbooks, including Essential Theological Terms and The Apostles' Creed for Today. He is also the editor of The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians.
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