The Lost History Of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East…

Paperback | November 3, 2009

byJohn Philip Jenkins

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The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins offers a revolutionary view of the history of the Christian church. Subtitled “The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia—and How It Died,” it explores the extinction of the earliest, most influential Christian churches of China, India, and the Middle East, which held the closest historical links to Jesus and were the dominant expression of Christianity throughout its first millennium. The remarkable true story of the demise of the institution that shaped both <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Asia and Christianity as we know them today, The Lost History of Christianity is a controversial and important work of religious scholarship that sounds a warning that must be heeded. <_o3a_p>

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“Jenkins is one of America’s top religious scholars.” —Forbes magazineThe Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins offers a revolutionary view of the history of the Christian church. Subtitled “The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia—and How It Died,” it explores the extinction of the earli...

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The Untold Story of the Church's First Thousand YearsIn this groundbreaking book, renowned religion scholar Philip Jenkins offers a lost history, revealing that for centuries Christianity's center existed to the east of the Roman Empire.

Philip Jenkins, the author ofThe Lost History of Christianity,Jesus Wars, andThe Next Christendom, is a Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion. He has published articles and op-ed pieces inThe Wall Street Journal,The New Republic,The Atlantic Monthly, andThe Washington Postand has be...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:November 3, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“Jenkins’s well-crafted new volume...is not only a welcome addition to the literature on Christianity as a truly global religion, to which he has already made substantial contributions, but also an invitation to retrieve a forgotten chapter of history that has not inconsiderable relevance to current events.”