History of the World Christian Movement Paperback

Volume II Modern Christianity from 1454 to 1900

by Dale T. Irvin; Scott W . Sunquist;

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History of the World Christian Movement

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Completes the first comprehensive account of Christianity as a world religion from its origins to the present.

This volume completes a landmark history of Christianity. Reviewed and shaped by an international team of 43 consulting scholars, this history assigns a rightful place to the peoples of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Near East in the unfolding of the Christian story, In the process a fuller and richer view emerges of Christianity as a religion constantly evolving in dialogue with new cultures, new questions, and new historical influences. Volume I traced the origins of Christianity up to the middle of the fifteenth century, Volume II continues the story up to the new millennium. Beginning with the early missionary expansion in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, the story goes on to trace the fracturing of Christianity among Catholic, Orthodox, and reformed expressions; the impact of modern colonialism and the emergence of a new global reality; the wars of religion, the impact of the Enlightenment, the rise of Christianity in North America, and the modern missionary movement. Throughout, the authors emphasize the expression of local forms of Christianity in diverse cultures, and the role of Christianity in helping to shape distinct national identities in an era of decolonization and globalization.

History of the World Christian Movement by Dale T. Irvin; Scott W . Sunquist was published by Orbis Books in November 2012. The ISBN for History of the World Christian Movement is 9781570759895.

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Page last updated 13th November 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherOrbis Books (November 2012)
Number of Pages500
Thickness35 mm
Height236 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4038988
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