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A brief history of Christianity

Charting the rise and development of Christianity, Carter Lindberg has succeeded in writing a concise and compelling history of the world's largest religion. He spans over 2,000 years of colorful incident to give an authoritative history of Christianity for both the general reader and the beginning student. Ranges from the missionary journeys of the apostles to the tele-evangelism of the twenty-first century. Demonstrates how the Christian community received and forged its identity from its development of the Bible to the present day. Covers topics fundamental to understanding the course of Western Christianity, including the growth of the papacy, heresy and schism, reformation and counter-reformation. Includes an introduction to the historiography of Christianity, a note on the problems of periodization, an appendix on theological terms, and a useful bibliography
eBook, English, 2006
Blackwell Pub., Malden, MA, 2006
1 online resource.
9781405148870, 9781405110785, 9781405110471, 140514887X, 1405110783, 1405110473
The responsibility to remember : introduction to the historiography of Christianity
The law of praying is the law of believing
Sibling rivalry : heresy, orthodoxy, and ecumenical councils
The heavenly city : the Augustinian synthesis of biblical religion and Hellenism
The development of the medieval Christendom
Faith in search of understanding : Anselm, Abelard, and the beginnings of scholasticism
The medieval church
The Reformations of the sixteenth century
Pietism and the Enlightenment
Challenge and response : the church in the nineteenth century
The Christian churches since World War I