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Zondervan Essential Companion to Christian History

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The Zondervan Essential Companion to Christian History gives you what it promises: the essentials. This highly informative, broad-ranging book provides vital facts on the growth and impact of Christianity from the apostles to the present day not only in the...


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The Zondervan Essential Companion to Christian History gives you what it promises: the essentials. This highly informative, broad-ranging book provides vital facts on the growth and impact of Christianity from the apostles to the present day not only in the Western world but also globally, including the development of Eastern Orthodox and Armenian Christianity, as well as considering Christianity in Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Baltic and Slavic states, and India. The companion is organized by century, going through the major events, ideas, and personalities that have shaped Christian history around the world.

Following a brief introduction that outlines the key events of the New Testament era, there is a chapter devoted to each century of Christian history beginning with the year 100 and ending roughly at the year 2000. Each chapter flows chronologically featuring:

A brief overview, highlighting the main threads and issues running through the relevant century

Key historical developments explained

Thematic connections between centuries

Color-coded sidebars on Persons, Ideas, or Events

Persons: key figures either within or without the Church who have impacted Christian history significantly or who otherwise deserve special mention

Ideas: important Christian books, as well as heresies, doctrines, or political movements

Events: world-historical occurrences such as battles, natural disasters, inventions, or elections that have affected the development of Christianity in the world

The final chapter, devoted to the present century concludes the companion identifying key themes that the Christian Church is presently dealing with and suggesting future issues. A select Glossary of terms is provided at the end of the book, as well as a bibliographic list of suggested reading.

Whether you are a student or a lay person, a church-goer or unacquainted with Christianity, this book will help you grasp the global, multifaceted story of Christians.

-Publisher.

:
The Zondervan Essential Companion to Christian History gives you what it promises: the essentials. This highly informative, broad-ranging book provides vital facts on the growth and impact of Christianity from the apostles to the present day not only in the Western world but also globally, including the development of Eastern Orthodox and Armenian Christianity, as well as considering Christianity in Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Baltic and Slavic states, and India. The companion is organized by century, going through the major events, ideas, and personalities that have shaped Christian history around the world.


Following a brief introduction that outlines the key events of the New Testament era, there is a chapter devoted to each century of Christian history beginning with the year 100 and ending roughly at the year 2000. Each chapter flows chronologically featuring:

A brief overview, highlighting the main threads and issues running through the relevant century Key historical developments explained Thematic connections between centuries Color-coded sidebars on Persons, Ideas, or Events Persons: key figures either within or without the Church who have impacted Christian history significantly or who otherwise deserve special mention Ideas: important Christian books, as well as heresies, doctrines, or political movements Events: world-historical occurrences such as battles, natural disasters, inventions, or elections that have affected the development of Christianity in the world
The final chapter, devoted to the present century concludes the companion identifying key themes that the Christian Church is presently dealing with and suggesting future issues. A select Glossary of terms is provided at the end of the book, as well as a bibliographic list of suggested reading.


Whether you are a student or a lay person, a church-goer or unacquainted with Christianity, this book will help you grasp the global, multifaceted story of Christians.


-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 531199
  • Product Code 9780310599487
  • ISBN 0310599482
  • EAN 9780310599487
  • UPC 025986599485
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Sep 2019
  • Sales Rank 6128
  • Dimensions 234 x 190 x 20mm
  • Weight 0.644kg

Stephen Backhouse

Dr Stephen Backhouse lectures at St Melitus College (the recent amalgamation of St Paulrsquo;s at HTB and the North Thames Theological College). He studied theology at Oxford.

  • :1. Introduction: Servants And Leaders: 0-100 Ad2. Love And Courage: 100-200 Ad3. Martyrs And Heretics: 200-300 Ad4. Establishment And Resistance: 300-400 Ad5. East And West: 400-500 Ad6. Centres And Margins: 500-600 Ad7. Soldiers And Missionaries: 600-700 Ad8. Monks And Emperors: 700-800 Ad9. Conversion And Culture: 800-900 Ad10. Green Shoots, Dead Branches: 900-1000 Ad11. Popes, Kings, And Peasants: 1000-1100 Ad12. War And Peace: 1100-1200 Ad13. Empire And Wilderness: 1200-1300 Ad14. Humility And Power: 1300-1400 Ad15. Church And State: 1400-1500 Ad16. Expansion And Consolidation: 1500 -1600 Ad17. Reform And Revival: 1600-1700 Ad18. Reason And Revolution: 1700-1800 Ad19. Progress And Preservation: 1800-1900 Ad20. Sacrifice And Invention: 1900-2000 Ad

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