A New History of Christianity

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A&C Black, Mar 3, 2000 - Religion - 452 pages
Written from an objective historical perspective, A New History of Christianity provides the best readable yet scholarly one-volume account of Christianity from its origins to the present day.Chapters cover Christian beginnings, the growth of the early Christian communities, the character of the medieval Church, popular religion, the Protestant Reformation, the Catholic Reformation, the early modern Church, the Church in the nineteenth century, the Church in war and peace, and the crisis of the modern Church>
 

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Contents

The Church Triumphant
25
The Matrix of Medieval Christianity
45
Renovation and Retroaction
72
Faith and Fable
102
The Protestant Reformation
124
The Catholic Reformation
160
An Age of Ecclesiastical Imperialism c 181580
231
The Church in War and Peace c 18801945
283
The Crisis of the Modern Church
327
Epilogue
399
Index
417
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Vivvian H. Green, DD, FRHistS, was formerly Fellow and Rector of Lincolm College, Oxford. His numerous publications include Renaissance and Reformation, Medieval Civilization in Western Europe, and the Madness of Kinds.

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