Christianity: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | December 16, 2004

byLinda Woodhead

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At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, thisVery Short Introductionoffers 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 formsof 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.

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At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, thisVery Short Introductionoffers 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, ...

Linda Woodhead is Senior Lecturer in Christian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Lancaster University. Recent books that she has edited include: Religions in the Modern World (Routledge, 2001), Religion in Modern Times (with Paul Heelas) (Blackwell Publishers, 2000) and Diana: The Making of a Media Saint (I. B. Tauris...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.43 inPublished:December 16, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192803220

ISBN - 13:9780192803221

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Table of Contents

1. Jesus the God-man2. The signs and symbols of Christianity3. Church Christianity4. Monastic and mystical Christianity5. Modern Christianity6. Christianity beyond the West7. A woman's religion?

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