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A World History of Christianity - James D G Dunn

A World History of Christianity

By: James D G Dunn (Editor)

Paperback Published: July 2000
ISBN: 9780802848758
Number Of Pages: 608

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This superb volume provides the first genuinely global one-volume history of the rise and development of the Christian faith. An international team of specialists takes seriously the geographical diversity of the Christian story, discussing the impact of Christianity not only in the West but also in Latin America, Africa, India, the Orient, and Australasia.

List of mapsp. x
Prefacep. xi
The contributorsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The emergence of Christianityp. 7
Judaism, the Roman Empire and Jesusp. 7
The emergence of the Churchp. 16
150-550p. 25
The second and third centuriesp. 25
Constantine and an imperial Churchp. 35
The monastic movementp. 43
Dogma and theology in the fourth and fifth centuriesp. 46
Missionary expansion and political disintegration: surpassing the empirep. 58
The Orthodox Church in Byzantiump. 66
The sixth century: the revival of the Christian Roman Empirep. 68
The seventh century and Monothelitismp. 74
The Iconoclast Controversy (726-843)p. 77
The revival of monasticism and the patriarchate of Photiosp. 81
Ninth-century missions to the Slavs and the emergence of the Slavic Churchesp. 82
The tenth, eleventh and twelfth centuriesp. 86
The first four Crusades (1097-1204)p. 94
The period of Latin occupation, 1204-61p. 97
The Slavic Churches in the last centuries of Byzantiump. 99
The Palaeologan period, 1261-1453p. 101
Conclusionp. 105
The medieval Westp. 110
The medieval idea of the Churchp. 110
Spreading Christianity through northern Europep. 111
The Bible and the Churchp. 119
Church and state and papal authorityp. 122
The Church and the individual: sanctity, feasts and sacramentsp. 125
Religious life, prayer and mysticismp. 131
The Church and warp. 137
Education and theologyp. 139
Reform and revolutionp. 141
Indiap. 147
Early arrivals: the Thomas and Eastern Christiansp. 148
Responses to the Padroado and Propaganda Fidep. 157
Evangelical and Enlightenment impulsesp. 172
Challenges under the Rajp. 179
The continent since 1947p. 188
Africap. 192
Egypt, North Africa, Nubia and Islamp. 193
Ethiopiap. 197
The kingdom of Kongo and the Portuguese missionary enterprisep. 200
The revival of mission in the nineteenth centuryp. 203
West Africap. 203
South Africap. 209
Eastern Africap. 213
Colonial and missionary scramblesp. 216
Christianity in colonial times: education and 'adaptation'p. 218
The rise of independent Churchesp. 221
Other movements of spiritual renewalp. 223
Decolonializationp. 226
Christianity and the politics of independent Africap. 228
African theologyp. 231
Conclusionp. 233
Reformation and Counter-Reformationp. 238
The pre-Reformation Churchp. 238
Luther and Germanyp. 243
The Reformation outside Germanyp. 248
Calvinism and religious warfare in the second half of the sixteenth centuryp. 257
Later Lutheranism and the second Reformationp. 266
Catholic reformp. 270
The seventeenth century and the resolution of the Reformation conflictp. 277
Eastern Europe since the fifteenth centuryp. 282
Europe East and Westp. 282
1453-1700p. 284
Christianity under Ottoman rulep. 284
Russia and its Churchp. 290
1700-1920p. 296
Peter the Great and the New Russiap. 296
The Caucusus between Russians and Ottomansp. 301
Balkan Christians in a declining Ottoman Empirep. 303
The Russian religious renaissance of the late nineteenth centuryp. 308
1920-1990p. 311
The collapse of the empiresp. 311
The Churches in the inter-war Balkansp. 312
Russian Christianity under Communismp. 314
Balkan Christianity under Communismp. 319
Post-Communist Christianityp. 321
Latin Americap. 328
Sixteenth-century Spainp. 328
The first hundred and fifty years of Latin American Catholicismp. 330
1650-1780p. 343
1780-1900: revolutions and reactionsp. 349
The twentieth centuryp. 357
China and its neighboursp. 369
China before 1500: Nestorians and Franciscansp. 369
The planting of Christianity, 1500-1800p. 373
The Philippinesp. 374
The rise and fall of Christianity in late medieval Japanp. 375
Late imperial Chinap. 377
The origins of the Church in Vietnamp. 384
1800-1945p. 386
The Church, colonialism and nationalism in South-east Asiap. 386
From mission to Church in modern Chinap. 390
Japan: the second encounterp. 399
Koreap. 402
1945 onwardsp. 405
The Chinese Church under Communismp. 405
Post-colonial South-East Asiap. 408
South Koreap. 409
Concluding commentsp. 411
North Americap. 416
Seventeenth-century beginningsp. 417
New challengesp. 421
Wars and the Great Awakeningp. 422
The Second Great Awakeningp. 428
Canadian developmentsp. 432
Catholics and controversyp. 433
The problem of slavery and divisionp. 436
Crisis days/halcyon daysp. 440
The Social Gospelp. 443
Canada: organization and unionp. 444
Challenges for the soul of Americap. 446
Let the Church be the Churchp. 449
The Post-War Revivalp. 451
The 1960s and the second disestablishmentp. 452
Christianity in North America at the end of the twentieth centuryp. 455
Christianity in Western Europe from the Enlightenmentp. 458
Introductionp. 458
Enlightenmentp. 459
Rational religionp. 465
The unenlightenedp. 471
Revolution and reactionp. 477
Liberalismp. 485
Science and religionp. 490
Pluralism and diffusionp. 497
Australasia and the Pacificp. 508
Christian beginnings in Australiap. 509
Christianity in the Pacific Islandsp. 511
Christianity in New Zealandp. 516
Adaptation and innovationp. 518
Church and societyp. 526
The Pacific Churches since the Second World Warp. 529
Recent trends in Australia and New Zealandp. 531
Bibliographyp. 537
Mapsp. 572
Indexp. 582
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ISBN: 9780802848758
ISBN-10: 0802848753
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: July 2000
Publisher: WILLIAM B EERDMAN CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.22  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.77