A Short World History of Christianity

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-18
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp

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In this highly readable volume, Robert Bruce Mullin surveys the rise and spread of Christianity throughout the world. Global in focus and covering the expanse of Christian history, the book unveils the challenges that Christianity has faced throughout the centuries.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: "Fire upon the Earth"p. xi
Shaping a Christian Traditionp. 1
"Who Is This Man?"p. 3
Going Out into the Worldp. 14
Defending and Definingp. 26
Living in a Hostile Worldp. 38
Embracing the Worldp. 51
The Constantinian Revolutionp. 53
Defining and Dividingp. 64
Out of One, Manyp. 77
The Shifting Centerp. 91
The Emergence of Christian Europep. 93
Endings and Beginningsp. 106
The Dividing of Western Christendomp. 119
Contesting Boundariesp. 133
The Battle for the Soul of Europep. 135
The Reinternationalization of Christianityp. 149
Reason and Faithp. 163
Placing Christianity in a New Worldp. 175
Challenging Christendomp. 177
Creating a New World (Nineteenth-Century Style)p. 187
The Great Dividep. 200
The "Great Century"p. 213
Wrestling with Modernityp. 229
The End of Innocencep. 231
The Modern Quest for Unityp. 244
Facing Postmodernityp. 259
A New Christian Worldp. 261
Epiloguep. 279
Suggested Readingsp. 285
Indexp. 289
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