A history of Christianity

by Latourette, Kenneth Scott

Publisher: Harper & Row in New York

Written in English
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  • Church history

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementKenneth Scott Latourette.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR145.2 .L35 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5061196M
ISBN 100060649526
LC Control Number74025693

  Diarmaid MacCulloch makes abundantly clear in A History of Christianity that he would not join the queue to press his lips against the "Little Flower's" casket. Such pious exhibitionism.   This book, a sequel to Bishop Neill's A History of Christianity in India: The Beginnings to , traces its subject from the death of Aurunzib to the so-called Indian Mutiny. The history of India since is of a tremendous confrontation of cultures and religions. Since , the chief part in this confrontation has been played by Britain; and the Christian missionary enterprise, especially 5/5(2). Explore our list of Church History - Catholicism Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Jan Sihar Aritonang, Ph.D. () in History of Christianity, Utrecht University, is Lecturer of Church History at the Theological College of Jakarta, Indonesia. He has already published a great number of books, most in Indonesian, on religious development in his country, including Mission Schools in Batakland (Indonesia), , Leiden: Brill.5/5(1).

The history of the Christian religion and the Christian church began with Jesus and his ianity is the religion that is based on the birth, life, death, resurrection and teaching of Jesus Christ. Christianity began in the 1st century AD after Jesus died, as a small group of Jewish people in Judea, but quickly spread throughout the Roman empire.   Anyone who reads this book will come away with a better understanding of the history of Christianity in a global context, a story not of straightforward triumph or decline but of shifting. A History of Christianity may refer to. A History of Christianity (Johnson book), book by the English journalist and popular historian Paul Johnson; A History of Christianity, BBC television series presented by the English historian Diarmaid MacCulloch; A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, book by the English historian Diarmaid MacCulloch. Christianity Today provides thoughtful, biblical perspectives on theology, church, ministry, and culture on the official site of Christianity Today Magazine.

  Buy a cheap copy of A History of Christianity in the United book by Mark A. Noll. From the lively severities of the 17th-century Pilgrims and Puritans to the ebullience of the televanglism age, the Christian experience in North America is rich Free shipping over $Cited by:   • A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths by John Barton is published by Allen Lane (£25). To order a copy go to or call Free UK .   "A History of Early Christianity is a masterful book, and a pleasure to read. Freeman narrates the development, diversity, and spread of Christianity with originality and verve. It is a story that brims over with fascinating accounts, intriguing quotations from figures in the ancient Mediterranean, and illuminating historical analysis.

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Paul Johnson's "History of Christianity" is an in-depth history of the Christian church, from the first century through most of the 20th century. It is a deep, intellectual dive into church history.

This is an institutional and ideological history of the Christian by: A History of Christianity will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in one of the most powerful influences on global civilization.

Starting with Christianity's origins as a Jewish sect, the author shows how Europe was converted; and then how the Christian faith was accepted by the Americas, Cited by: 2. to read + pages of christianity's history is to read + pages of world history since christianity has been a prime mover of human history.

every continent and every religion has found a place of clarity in this book. it does not disappoint. whereas it is true that to cover years of human and religious history, the writer must default to an inch and a half below the surface and some /5().

An excellent "quick overview" of the history of Christianity. Very good as a general A history of Christianity book and an easy to read and informative book giving the reader a good knowledge of the major movements, concepts and individuals in the history of the faith.

It IS NOT a scholarly reference source that deals with the detailed history of Christianity/5(16). If you’re looking for a good book on the history of Christianity with high amount of researching and deep intellectual insight, “The Faith” is just the one. () The author, Brian Moynahan, is a graduate of Cambridge University in history with a long career in journalism (The Sunday Times)/5(18).

A history of the growth and development of Christianity, from the ministry of Christ to the midth century, from a conservative Protestant perspective. The geographical scope of the work is global, and it gives attention to the history of Christian theology as well as other aspects/5. Paul Johnsons A History of Christianity is a sincere and fascinating (and I do mean fascinating*) effort to tell the multifaceted and incredibly complex story of the development of the followers of Jesus Christ/5.

The New York Times bestseller and definitive history of Christianity for our time—from the award-winning author of The Reformation and Silence A product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity goes back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe.

It A history of Christianity book the major turning points in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Cited by: Christianity, one of the world's great religions, has had an incalculable impact on human history. This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organisation and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society/5().

History of Christianity. Books about Church History / the History of Christianity. Score. A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

The sections on Christianity's expansion eastwards and the tragic history of the churches of central Asia, still a little-known and under-researched subject, are among the very best in the book. How can one get to grips with a subject as huge as the history of Christianity, a year-old religion with adherents in every corner of the globe.

The popular and distinguished Oxford historian, Diarmaid MacCulloch, recommends books that will help you make a start.

The topic you’ve chosen is the history of Christianity, which is pretty huge. A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years is a book by the British ecclesiastical historian Diarmaid MacCulloch. It is a survey of Christianity from its earliest : Diarmaid MacCulloch.

The Christian Bible is a collection of 66 books written by various authors. It’s divided into two parts: The Old Testament and the New Testament. History of Christianity. Explore our list of History of Christianity Books at Barnes & Noble®.

Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Selected chapters from “A History of Christianity” by Kenneth Scott Latourette Vol. 1, pp. The Pre-Christian Course of Mankind.

The general setting of Christianity in history. The youth of Christianity. The limited area of early Christianity. The unpromising rootage of Christianity. The immediate background of Christianity: Judaism. A History of Christianity will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in one of the most powerful influences on global civilization.

Starting with Christianity's origins as a Jewish sect, the author shows how Europe was converted; and then how the Christian faith was accepted by the Americas, much of Africa and parts of the : Christianity is the most global of all 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 n by an international team of specialists, this comprehensive volume covers the full 3/5(1).

A History of Christian Missions was written by Stephen Neill in It was revised by Owen Chadwick in Roughly the first half of the book covers the expansion of the church from the New Testament era until The second half covers the expansion during the period from to /5.

The history of Christianity concerns the Christian religion, Christendom, and the Church with its various denominations, from the 1st century to the present. Christianity originated with the ministry of Jesus in the 1st century Roman province of ing to the Gospels, Jesus was a Jewish teacher and healer who proclaimed the imminent kingdom of God and was crucified c.

AD 30– Each paragraph of this classic brick-of-a-book has shelves devoted to it; the standard initial history, it thus forms the foundation of many a Christianity library. A great baseline.

Read full review3/5(2). Just curious as to what some of you think are the best/most accurate/objective books on Christian history. I've just finished Diarmaid MacCullock's "A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years" upon Christopher Hitchen's recommendation in one of his final debates (certainly more objective than his own account).

Christianity, one of the world’s great religions, has had an incalculable impact on human history. This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organisation and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society/5(16).

First published inPaul Johnson’s exceptional study of Christianity has been loved and widely hailed for its intensive research, writing, and magnitude—“a tour de force, one of the most ambitious surveys of the history of Christianity ever attempted and perhaps the most radical” (New York Review of Books).In a highly readable companion to books on faith and history, the scholar 3/5(1).

Johnson's book is very readable besides its very ambitious scope. He presents history of christianity in a very unbiased way.

His emphasis of Christian Renaissance, his criticism of the way some Christian missionary activity was carried out and his tremendous ability to describe both the intellectual evolution of the Catholic church as well as its relationship to each historic period make this Cited by: Books on the context in which the Jesus sect arose within Judaism: Bart Ehrman, Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium () E.P.

Sanders, The Historical Figure of Jesus () Geza Vermes, Jesus the Jew () Maurice Casey, Jesus. Paul Johnson's "History of Christianity" is an in-depth history of the Christian church, from the first century through most of the 20th century.

It is a deep, intellectual dive into church history. This is an institutional and ideological history of the Christian church. A History of Christianity (), which was adapted into a six-part BBC television series, was awarded the Cundill and Hessel-Tiltman Prizes.

His Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh were published in as Silence: A Christian History. His most recent television series () was Sex and the Church. He was knighted in show more/5(K). A History of the Corruptions of Christianity, published by Joseph Johnson inwas the fourth part of 18th-century Dissenting minister Joseph Priestley's Institutes of.

Here, then, are our top ten Christian history starter books. For an anchor against the current media "war blitz," pick one that matches your interests and begin reading. This book does not disappoint. If you have never read about Christian history or if you engage it as a hobby, such as I do, Diana Butler Bass takes you on an exciting tour of Christian history while continuing to emphasize the spiritual practices and disciplines utilized by followers of the Way at the various time periods.5/5(4).A classic and monumental resource!

Comprehensive and readable, Latourette's expansive study shows you how, from its birth to A.D., Christianity has shaped the history of humankind.

Topics include the pre-Christian course of history, Jesus and the Gospel, the spread of Christianity in Europe, and much more. The updated bibliography and detailed index with 6, entries make this an Brand: HarperOne.Praise for Christianity “Immensely ambitious and absorbing.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker “A landmark contribution It is difficult to imagine a more comprehensive and surprisingly accessible volume than MacCulloch’s.” —Jon Meacham, The New York Times Book Review “A prodigious, thrilling, masterclass of a history book/5().