9780802833822

A Short History of Christianity

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802833822

  • ISBN10:

    0802833829

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-07-15
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co

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Summary

Worshipped by 2 billion Christians worldwide, Jesus Christ is likely the famous human being ever. Yet comprehending the vast, often fractious, 2000 year story of his followers can be a bewildering task. Stephen Tomkins leads readers on an enjoyable and enlightening journey through the key stages of Christian development, covering the people, the movements, the controversies of the ever-expanding Church. His "Short History of Christianity" is a penetrating, energetic account sure to please a wide spectrum of those interested in the Christian story.

Table of Contents

Preface 7(5)
Part 1 As It Was in the Beginning
1 Jerusalem (30-33)
12(4)
2 Paul (33-1)
16(5)
3 The Wrath of Rome (61-100)
21(5)
4 Which Christianity? (100-202)
26(7)
5 The God of the Greeks (202-47)
33(6)
6 Blood and Sand (247-311)
39(6)
7 The Christian Emperor (312-37)
45(6)
8 The Puzzle of Jesus (337-95)
51(7)
9 Augustine (395-430)
58(6)
10 The Great Popes (430-630)
64(10)
Part 2 The Rise of Rome
1 The Nightmare Begins (630-700)
74(4)
2 Icons and Stirrups (700-87)
78(5)
3 Charlemagne (787-846)
83(7)
4 A Light in the Darkness (897-1000)
90(7)
5 The Pope's Revolution (1000-84)
97(7)
6 Onward Christian Soldiers (1084-99)
104(6)
7 Love, War and Heresy (1099-1192)
110(5)
8 Innocent (1192-1292)
115(7)
9 Too Many Popes (1292-1443)
122(7)
10 Protest (1443-1516)
129(7)
Part 3 The Reformation
1 Luther (1517-22)
136(5)
2 Water and the Spirit (1522-29)
141(6)
3 Catholic Recovery (1529-45)
147(7)
4 Trent (1545-58)
154(6)
5 Wars of Religion (1558-98)
160(6)
6 The Ends of the Earth (1492-1600)
166(6)
7 More Wars (1600-60)
172(10)
Part 4 Globalisation
1 The Earth Moves (1609-89)
182(5)
2 The Age of Reason (1689-1730)
187(6)
3 Born Again (1734-69)
193(7)
4 Revolutions (1769-1331)
200(9)
5 Planet of the Apes (1831-70)
209(8)
6 World War and World Church (1870-1933)
217(9)
7 Totalitarians (1933-58)
226(6)
8 The New Catholicism (1958-78)
232(6)
9 John Paul II (1978-2000)
238(6)
10 The Third Millennium
244(4)
Glossary 248(3)
Index 251

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