The Oxford History of Christianity

Paperback | August 8, 2002

EditorJohn McManners

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A comprehensive account of Christianity in all its historical and geographical diversity.This book, originally published as The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity, traces the growth and development of Christianity from the earliest communities of believers to a world religion whose adherents number over 2000 million. The first section deals with Christianity up to 1800, and includes chapters on the effects of the Reformation and the Enlightenment, and on Christianity's relations with the Islamic world. The second part considers Christianity in its worldwide context, with chapters on Europe, North America, LatinAmerica, Africa, Asia, and the Orthodox Churches of Eastern Europe. A concluding section, 'Christianity Today and Tomorrow', reflects on questions of theology, conscience, and belief and examines the challenges which the modern world poses for the Christian community in the future.

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A comprehensive account of Christianity in all its historical and geographical diversity.This book, originally published as The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity, traces the growth and development of Christianity from the earliest communities of believers to a world religion whose adherents number over 2000 million. The first ...

John McManners is a Fellow of All Souls College, and Regius Professor Emeritus of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Oxford. He has written extensively on French and European history. His fifth book, Death and the Enlightenment (OUP, 1981), was awarded the Wolfson Literary Prize for History, and was one of The Times ten best ...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 8, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of MapsJohn McManners: IntroductionFROM THE ORIGINS TO 18001. Henry Chadwick: The Early Christian Community2. Robert A. Markus: From Rome to the Barbarian Kingdoms (330 - 700)3. Henry Mayr-Harting: The West: The Age of Conversion (700 - 1050)4. Kallistos Ware: Eastern Christendom5. Jeremy Johns: Christianity and Islam6. Colin Morris: Christian Civilization (1050 - 1400)7. Patrick Collinson: The Late Medieval Church and its Reformation (1400 - 1600)8. John McManners: Enlightenment: Secular and Christian (1600 - 1800)9. John McManners: The Expansion of Christianity (1500 - 1800)CHRISTIANITY SINCE 180010. Owen Chadwick: Great Britain and Europe11. Martin Marty: North America12. Fredrick Pike: Latin America13. Peter Hinchliff: Africa14. Kenneth and Helen Ballhatchet: Asia15. Sergei Hackel: The Orthodox Churches of Eastern EuropeCHRISTIANITY TODAY AND TOMORROW16. Maurice Wiles: What Christians Believe17. Bryan Wilson: New Images of Christain Community18. Basil Mitchell: The Christian Conscience19. John Taylor: The Future of ChristianityFurther ReadingChronologyIndex

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`An extensive and partly annotated list of further reading will be very helpful to the reader who wants to go beyond a one chapter account of two or three medieval centuries, or of a whole continent in later times.'David J. Hall, The Friend