Christ the First Two Thousand Years Paperback

How Our View of Christ Has Changed Across Time and Cultures

by Esther Whittock; Martyn J. Whittock;


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Follow Christ through the past 2000 years of history and culture in this in-depth account of how Christ is, and was, seen.

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Christ the First Two Thousand Years

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How has Christ been seen for the last two millennia?

From the Christ of the Gospels to the Isa of Islam, this book explores the way Jesus Christ has been viewed, described, promoted, opposed and written about. What did the word 'Christ' mean in the first century, and how did it resonate with the politics and religion of the time? And beyond that, how was Jesus seen in the New Testament, and then onto the time of the Desert Fathers? What of the heretical Christs - and who decided, and why? And from the 2nd century onwards, people started to draw and to paint images of Christ - how did this change and develop?

The book then traces the history of Christ through the militant leader of the Crusaders, via the multi-faceted Christ of the Middle Ages, and the opposing views of Him thrown up by the Reformation and the wars that followed. Finally, the authors consider the Christ of the technological age and the age of total war, before looking also at the Christ of Liberation Theology, Marxism, the Developing world, the Dalits, other faiths, and the Post-modern Christ of the 21st century.

Christ the First Two Thousand Years by Esther Whittock; Martyn J. Whittock was published by Lion Hudson Plc in March 2016 and is our 39294th best seller. The ISBN for Christ the First Two Thousand Years is 9780745970455.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLion Hudson Plc (March 2016)
Weight308g
Number of Pages320
Thickness20 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
ISBN9780745970455
ISBN-100745970451
Product Code4368226
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