The Christian Experience: An Introduction to Christianity
How do we study Christian life and thought? How have political and cultural events influenced the experiences of Christians in different places, at different times? How has the world's largest religion been lived in varied parts of the world?The Christian...
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How do we study Christian life and thought? How have political and cultural events influenced the experiences of Christians in different places, at different times? How has the world's largest religion been lived in varied parts of the world?The Christian Experience is the first textbook to unite traditional approaches to Christianity with special attention to art, music, architecture, and lived experiences. The material, individual, and personal sides of Christianity are brought to the fore throughout this chronological survey. Every chapter begins with a "first encounter" in order to bring the subject matter to life for students, mirroring the author's approach in his successful book Experiencing the World's Religions. This book on Christianity features over 100 color images, maps, and diagrams, and each chapter ends by pointing to additional print and electronic resources.Michael Molloy considers practices, insights, and artistic creations of Christians across the centuries. The book shows how Christian belief is being practiced in our own time, and it invites readers to imagine how Christianity might evolve in the future.
Molloy, an Orthodox priest, is the Assistant Pastor of St. John Orthodox Cathedral in Eagle River, Alaska.
- List Of Images List Of Maps List Of Diagrams Preface Chapter 1 Studying Christianity Chapter 2 The Jewish Origins Chapter 3 The Background And Life Of Jesus Chapter 4 The World Of Paul And The New Testamentchapter 5 Constantine And Early Eastern Christianity Chapter 6 Christianity Expands In The West Chapter 7 Western Christianity In The Middle Ages Chapter 8 Reform And Renewal Chapter 9 Eastern Christianity Expands Chapter 10 Modern Christianity Chapter 11 Contemporary Christianity Chapter 12 Looking To The Future Endnotes Index