Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Author, Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot), Title, The History of Christianity Consisting of the Life and Teachings of Jesus of. Editorial Reviews. Review. Malcolm Muggeridge New Statesman (London) Paul Johnson's study of Christianity, from his namesake Apostle to Pope John XXIII.
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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Roland H. Bainton was Titus Street Professor of ciulamuhabal.ga: Horizon History of Christianity eBook: Roland H. Bainton. Editorial Reviews. Review. Few authors would be up to the task of writing a comprehensive A Short History of Christianity vividly describes many of the significant players in the religion's rise and fall through the ages, from Jesus himself to. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. This mammoth book offers a proficient survey of the checkered history of Christianity from its origins to the 21st .
My second critique is the pace. At times Jenkins seems to bog down into every possible and at times un-needed detail, then at others times he will gloss over from so high it's difficult to see the major themes.
All things considered "The Lost History" pays attention to a part of Christianity that is rarely considered. It looks charitably at the major players involved, and it pieces together a backstory that helps frame much of the turmoil we are still seeing in the Middle East.
Beware the kindle format has no links. A very interesting read, especially in our information age which seems to suffer from a lack of any real historical perspective.
He ties together fascinating details, and brings out a very helpful picture of the Middle East and Asia and the impact and relationship of the 3 main world religions. It is helpful to understand that the author does not adhere to any of these faiths, and writes more from the perspective of humanist or archeologist that sees them all with mild sense that doesn't strongly reject or approve, but rather sees religions just as culture with positives and negatives.
I found the lack of chronological order a bit scattered at first- he jumps time periods and nations and cultures from page to page, and while the reader must work a bit more to draw your own conclusions, the book serves to really paint the years of history that much of the west is largely ignorant of. Definitely worth a read. Regarding the kindle formatted file, I just wish that the references had links. For a historical work with tons of references and citied material this is quite frustrating, and largely means that you have to ignore all the references.
Really with the book was updated with the links which is the power of the kindle after all. An important and brilliant historical survey of a little known aspect of Church history.
Compra verificada. The Middle East is a blind spot for most Americans.
With the exception of the crusades and 20th century events surrounding the Arab-Israeli conflict, most Americans and Europeans know little of the region's history. Few today are aware of the Middle East's diverse, pre-Islamic culture or the religious, political and ethnic environment that birthed a Christian heresy called Islam, a heresy that became a movement with a worldview and dogma that eventually dominated the region.
Yes, the Middle East had a pre-Islamic history and for a thousand years after the death and resurrection of Christ, that history was largely Christian.
Jenkins has provided a real service to the church in tracking the growth, dominance and eventual decline of the Asian church, including forgotten sects and sub-groups like the Jacobites, Nestorians, Arians and Syriacs.
Eastern missions to places like China and Central Asia are narrated here. And the strengths of surviving sects such as the Copts of Egypt are studied alongside neighboring churches such as the one in Tunisia that simply disappeared during the advent of Islam. Finally, Jenkins also shows how Islam was able to co-opt Christianity in it's once glorious strongholds through a mixture of cunning intimidation and outright brutality, as fit the times.
It would also help students of prophecy better grasp the issues captured by John in the Revelation -- a Bible book that was written to and for the Middle Eastern Church. This is by far the most interesting, informative and enjoyable history book I've read all year.
Highly, highly recommended. Acesse a site. How did an obscure personality cult come to be the world's biggest religion, with a third of humanity its followers? This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main facts, ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organization and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society. Taking in wars, empires, reformers, apostles, sects, churches and crusaders, Diarmaid MacCulloch shows how Christianity has brought humanity to the most terrible acts of cruelty - and inspired its most sublime accomplishments.
He is the author most recently of Reformation: A Christian History.
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