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Christianity

David Chidester

Christianity

David Chidester

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David Chidester, one of the world's foremost scholars of religion, traces Christianity's growth and development from the time of Jesus to the dawn of the third millennium, revealing its rich diversity through the deeds and beliefs of heretics and saints, witches and healers, preachers and inquisitors. Chidester explores the emergence of the major streams of Christian thought and practice, distilling the cultural history of the Church and its impact on the world into this superbly readable book. Alongside this broad panorama is a richly human story that the author brilliantly encapsulates in incisive character sketches and historical vignettes.^Christianity, in all its many facets, has been and continues to be one of the most influential forces in history. Chidester shows that this religion, with its roots deep in the ancient world, has always been in a constant state of evolution, affecting and affected by the religions and societies around it. At times Christianity has coexisted pe

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David Chidester, one of the world's foremost scholars of religion, traces Christianity's growth and development from the time of Jesus to the dawn of the third millennium, revealing its rich diversity through the deeds and beliefs of heretics and saints, witches and healers, preachers and inquisitors. Chidester explores the emergence of the major streams of Christian thought and practice, distilling the cultural history of the Church and its impact on the world into this superbly readable book. Alongside this broad panorama is a richly human story that the author brilliantly encapsulates in incisive character sketches and historical vignettes.^Christianity, in all its many facets, has been and continues to be one of the most influential forces in history. Chidester shows that this religion, with its roots deep in the ancient world, has always been in a constant state of evolution, affecting and affected by the religions and societies around it. At times Christianity has coexisted pe
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David Chidester

David Chidester is Professor of Comparative Religion at the David Chidester is Professor of Comparative Religion at the David Chidester is Professor of Comparative Religion at the David Chidester is Professor of Comparative Religion at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, author of "ChristiaUniversity of Cape Town in South Africa, author of "ChristiaUniversity of Cape Town in South Africa, author of "ChristiaUniversity of Cape Town in South Africa, author of "Christianity: A Global History "(2000), "Savage Systems: Colonialismnity: A Global History "(2000), "Savage Systems: Colonialism

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  • Catalogue Code 181294
  • Product Code 0062517082
  • EAN 9780062517081
  • Pages 640
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harper Collins
  • Publication Date Dec 2000
  • Dimensions 240 x 165 x 38 mm
  • Weight 1.031kg

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