Lost History of Christianity Paperback
The Thousand-year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia
by Philip Jenkins;
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Lost History of Christianity
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Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins was published by Lion Hudson in February 2009 and is our 26758th best seller. The ISBN for Lost History of Christianity is 9780745953670.
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The Lost History of ChristianityChris Moore, via The Good Book Stall
Life was simple when I was growing up. You had the Church of England, the non-conformist churches and the Roman Catholics. In time house churches and Pentecostal churches were added into the mix but all the denominations shared a similar foundation and DNA (even if they argued mightily!) However, recent decades have seen a resurgence of interest in churches and groupings which for centuries have not had their story told.
These churches are not of a Western stamp. They are not splinters from Roman Catholicism or Protestantism, but represent other strands of Christianity which can trace their lineage back to the earliest days of the faith. And - crucially - they represent understandings of the faith which are distinctive from church in the West with its particular philosophical base.
Jenkins' book provides an accessible and fascinating insight into the history of the church which is rarely told in the West. It contains sketches from the church in the Middle-East, Asia and Africa and provides an antidote to the European/American focus which is prevalent in other histories. It considers the interaction with other faiths, and the eventual dying out of some communities. There are some good stories in there too!
This is a book which deserves to be read by all, but it might prove especially thought provoking for those who find themselves involved in the emerging or emergent churches. Here is a story of how a faith grew in a different soil to the church in this country. As such, it gives another, faithful rendering of how Christianity might be.
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|Page last updated||28th July 2016|
|Author / Artist||Philip Jenkins|
|Publisher||Lion Hudson (February 2009)|
|Number of Pages||336|