Christianity: A Very Short Introduction by Linda Woodhead

Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

byLinda Woodhead

Kobo ebook | November 25, 2004

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At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, thisVery Short Introduction offers an important new overview of the world's largest religion. Exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity, and tracing its course over two millennia, this book provides a fresh, lively, and candid portrait of its past and present. Addressing topics that other studies neglect, including the competition for power between different forms of Christianity, the churches' uses of power, and their struggles with modernity, Linda Woodhead concludes by showing the ways in which those who previously had the least power in Christianity--women and non-Europeans--have become increasingly central to its unfolding story. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Title:Christianity: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 25, 2004Publisher:Oup OxfordLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0191577766

ISBN - 13:9780191577765

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Avoid Where Possible Great illustrations but not so great writing. The majesty and breadth of Christianity is glossed over with dry writing that despite it being a short book felt very long. Best to skip.
Date published: 2017-04-06