In this panoramic view of Christianity, David Chidester examines the key doctrines and developments of this now global religion. He traces the origins of. LibraryThing Review. User Review – ALincolnNut – LibraryThing. The history of the Christian church, particularly as it is taught in the United States, tends to have . A monumental new history of Christianity from its beginnings as a persecuted cult , up to its present day international diversity. ‘A model of condensation without.
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Christianity: A Global History by David Chidester
Want to Read saving…. Chidester’s accomplishment is to capture the complexity and grand sweep of this story in one remarkable volume that is destined to take its place as a classic of religious history. This is the second copy of this book I am purchasing.
Some need to be taken with a grain of salt, however, I enjoy a book that opens up my mind. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Caleb rated it it was amazing Dec 01, The ending was quite abrupt and not very well explored. I do think the later part of history was lacking, in comparison to the early history. Alongside this broad panorama is a richly human story that the author brilliantly cihdester in incisive character sketches and historical vignettes.
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Nov 14, L Frost rated it liked it Shelves: Documents of the Christian Church. In this book David Chidester intelligently and objectively portrays Christians in different times and places, as a minority and as the majority group, a religion both absorbing and resisting the world around it.
Due to the influence of Christianity on much of history, this is important reading for people of any faith. The last years seemed rushed compared to some tedious details of early christianity. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Write a customer review. Theo Logos rated it liked it May 26, Alongside this broad panorama chidsster a richly human story that the author brilliantly encapsulates in incisive chudester sketches and historical vignettes. Although glbal was required reading for a class I actually enjoyed and decided it needed to remain in my library.
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There were some areas that I felt were given too much attention and others that I was interested in that were given too little, but that’s inevitable in a book with this broad of scope. What other items do hustory buy after viewing this item?
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Return to Book Page. Never before, Vy suspect, has this cavalcade of thinkers been presented in a manner which so successfully combines depth, breadth, and succinctness’ – Gerard Noel, “Catholic Herald”.
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At times Christianity has coexisted peacefully with other forms of belief, exchanging ideas and practices with them. David Chidester, one of the world’s foremost scholars of religion, traces Christianity’s growth and development from the time of Jesus to the dawn of the third millennium, revealing its rich diversity through the deeds and beliefs of heretics and saints, witches and healers, preachers and inquisitors.
M Coetzee ‘Clear and balanced. Open Preview See a Problem? Books by David Chidester. Of course, it’s years worth of history so it’s not that in-depth and it has its boring parts, but all in all it’s not bad for what’s practically a text book without pictures.
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Pages with related products. At times Christianity has coexisted peacefully with other forms of belief, exchanging ideas and practices with them. Chidester explores the emergence of the major streams of Christian thoug David Chidester, one of the world’s foremost scholars of religion, traces Christianity’s growth and development from the time of Jesus to the dawn of the third millennium, revealing its rich diversity through the deeds and beliefs of chidwster and saints, witches and healers, preachers and inquisitors.
Share your thoughts with other customers. The construction is a bit flimsy, but with the length of the book, making it with a hardier form would make it huge. This book is good for the beginner who want to study the history of Christianity.