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  • 594 Pages
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: July 2000
  • ISBN: SHASTIADWORLDHISTORYOFCHRIST9780802848758

World History of Christianity

Hastings, Adrian

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Christianity is the most global of religions. However, most books on the subject fail to do justice to the history of Christianity outside Europe and North America. This prodigious work provides the first genuinely global one-volume study of the rise, development, and impact of the Christian faith.

Written by an international team of specialists, this comprehensive volume covers the full breadth of Christian history while also taking seriously the geographical diversity of the story: extensive chapters cover North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, India, China and its neighbors, and Australia and the Pacific. Though unified in scope, these chapters each focus on what matters most in the specific time and place covered, ensuring that readers are introduced to the major themes—social, theological, political, and cultural—that together constitute Christianity's role in world history.

Ideally suited for classroom study as well as for independent reading, A World History of Christianity will serve as the definitive study of church history for the coming generation worldwide.

 

Contributors:

Mary B. Cunningham
Gillian Evans
Robert E. Frykenberg
Martin Goodman
Adrian Hastings
Mary Heimann
David Hilliard
Robert Bruce Mullin
Andrew Pettegree
Gary Tiedemann
Philip Walters
Benedicta Ward
Kevin Ward

About the Editor

Adrian Hastings (1929–2001) was former professor of theology at the University of Leeds, England. A theologian and church historian, he wrote several books including A History of Christianity in Africa, A History of English Christianity, and The Church in Africa and edited The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought. In recognition of his scholarly achievements he was proposed for election to a Fellowship of the British Academy, but died before the formal elections were held.

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Christianity is the most global of religions. However, most books on the subject fail to do justice to the history of Christianity outside Europe and North America. This prodigious work provides the first genuinely global one-volume study of the rise, development, and impact of the Christian faith.

Written by an international team of specialists, this comprehensive volume covers the full breadth of Christian history while also taking seriously the geographical diversity of the story: extensive chapters cover North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, India, China and its neighbors, and Australia and the Pacific. Though unified in scope, these chapters each focus on what matters most in the specific time and place covered, ensuring that readers are introduced to the major themes—social, theological, political, and cultural—that together constitute Christianity's role in world history.

Ideally suited for classroom study as well as for independent reading, A World History of Christianity will serve as the definitive study of church history for the coming generation worldwide.

 

Contributors:

Mary B. Cunningham
Gillian Evans
Robert E. Frykenberg
Martin Goodman
Adrian Hastings
Mary Heimann
David Hilliard
Robert Bruce Mullin
Andrew Pettegree
Gary Tiedemann
Philip Walters
Benedicta Ward
Kevin Ward

About the Editor

Adrian Hastings (1929–2001) was former professor of theology at the University of Leeds, England. A theologian and church historian, he wrote several books including A History of Christianity in Africa, A History of English Christianity, and The Church in Africa and edited The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought. In recognition of his scholarly achievements he was proposed for election to a Fellowship of the British Academy, but died before the formal elections were held.

  • Cover Type:
  • 594 Pages
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: July 2000
  • ISBN: SHASTIADWORLDHISTORYOFCHRIST9780802848758