The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity

Paperback | March 1, 2001

EditorJohn McManners

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This richly illustrated book tells the story of Christianity from its origins to the present day. Written by a team of scholars, all authorities in their fields, it spans 2000 years of colourful incident to give an uniquely authoritative history of Christianity for the general reader.Every aspect of the faith is explored. The introduction discusses Christian interpretations of the historical process, and the links and tensions between religious and artistic inspiration. The first section runs chronologically from the earliest Christian communities to 1800, and includes chapterson Eastern Christendom, Christianity and Islam, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the expansion of Christianity. The second section is divided by geographical area, and covers the period from 1800 to the present day. There are special studies of Britain and Europe, North America, SouthAmerica, Africa, India, the Far East, and the Orthodox Churches of Eastern Europe. The final section 'Christianity Today and Tomorrow' considers questions of Christian theology, conscience and belief and explores new images of the Christian community, ending with a glimpse of the future ofChristanity. Throughout, the book, reflects the changing world in which Christians have found themselves, and gives full weight to events and movements where the Christian response has been challenged and re-evaluated. There are over 350 illustrations, and 32 full colour plates, all specificallychosen to complement the broad-ranging text. Authoritative, comprehensive and highly readable, this book captures the richness and vitality of Christian art and thought in a wide variety of cultures and times.

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This richly illustrated book tells the story of Christianity from its origins to the present day. Written by a team of scholars, all authorities in their fields, it spans 2000 years of colourful incident to give an uniquely authoritative history of Christianity for the general reader.Every aspect of the faith is explored. The introduct...

John MacManners is Fellow of All Souls, and Professor Emeritus of Ecclesiastical History, 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 non fiction titles of th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.61 inPublished:March 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of MapsJohn MacManners: IntroductionFrom 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 Christian Community18. Basil Mitchell: The Christian Conscience19. John Taylor: The Future of ChristianityFurther ReadingChronologyIndex

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`an enormous work full of wise insights, balance of information, reliable scholarship and precision of writing the illustrations are splendid.'Edward Norman, TLS