A Brief History of Christianity

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Wiley, Oct 21, 2005 - Religion - 228 pages
Charting the rise and development of Christianity, Carter Lindberghas succeeded in writing a concise and compelling history of theworld’s largest religion. He spans over 2,000 years ofcolorful incident to give an authoritative history of Christianityfor both the general reader and the beginning student.

  • Ranges from the missionary journeys of the apostles to thetele-evangelism of the twenty-first century.

  • Demonstrates how the Christian community received and forgedits identity from its development of the Bible to the presentday.

  • Covers topics fundamental to understanding the course ofWestern Christianity, including the growth of the papacy, heresyand schism, reformation and counter-reformation.

  • Includes an introduction to the historiography of Christianity,a note on the problems of periodization, an appendix on theologicalterms, and a useful bibliography.

  • An authoritative yet succinct history, written to appeal to ageneral audience as well as students of the history ofChristianity.

  • Written by internationally regarded theologian, CarterLindberg, who is the author of numerous titles on theology andChurch history.

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About the author (2005)

Carter Lindberg is Professor Emeritus of Church History at Boston University. His recent publications include The Pietist Theologians (2004), The Reformation Theologians (2001), The European Reformations Sourcebook (1999), and The European Reformations (1996), all available via Blackwell Publishing.

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