Told in easy-to-understand language with helpful timelines and selections from historical writings, this engaging new introduction will appeal especially to students with little or no experience in the study of religion.
A New History of Christianity provides a definitive overview of the many persons, p[laces, movements, and events necessary for the telling of our story, the story of the church. It is a story told within the complex contexts of larger world events and world cultures but defined and simplified by attention to those developments that have proven most influential. Knowing that the history of Christianity presents students with a daunting array of names and events, Hillerbrand focuses only on those that provide the best insights into Christianity's contribution to world culture, both past and present.
Dig into the story of Christianity from its origins to today.
Hans J. Hillerbrand is Professor of Religion and History, Duke University. He specializes in Reformation and the history of modern Christianity. He served as editor-in-chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation and was president of the American Society of Church History in 2000.
Hans Hilerbrand's work both reflects and shapes the pulse of current scholarship. in a readable manner. His wealth of insight and mastery of the material are unmatched.
-Jennifer Powell McNutt
This book presents the humane and judicious reflections of an experienced and mature historian: fair, generous, and insightful.
-Euan K. Cameron
Union Theological Seminary
Drawing from a lifetime of scholarship, Hand Hillerbrand reminds us again of his gifts as a teacher. This engaging text provides everything a history of Christianity should: broad coverage, appropriate depth, connections to the contemporary, and an irenic spirit.
-Gregory W. Lee
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