Christianity: A Social and Cultural History   -     By: Howard Clark Kee, Emily Albu, Carter Lindberg
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Christianity: A Social and Cultural History

Prentice Hall / Pearson / 1998 / Paperback

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From past to present, this book takes the reader on a journey examining the unique social and cultural aspects influence in Christian history. With a variety of experts providing different slants, this unusual work has been updated to expand coverage of the non-Western world; place a deeper emphasis on such modern social and political issues as poverty, women, Jews, and other religions; plus highlight the cultural milieu's impact. This book aims to enable the reader to perceive how Christianity emerged from its original Jewish context and developed into a worldwide religion through engagement with the social and cultural dimensions of the world contemporary with its origins and evolution. The writers chosen to produce this work represent scholars whose academic skills embody such a contextual approach to their respective fields of specialization, ranging from knowlege of the Greco-Roman setting in which Christianity arose and spread across the Roman World (Kee and Albu) to the structuring of the church conceptually and origizationally in Europe (Lindberg), and to its spread and growth in America (Frost) and then throughout the world (Robert).

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 600
Vendor: Prentice Hall / Pearson
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9.12 X 6.87 (inches)
ISBN: 0135780713
ISBN-13: 9780135780718
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Written by contributing scholars who are experts in specific facets of developing Christianity, this survey provides a well-rounded introduction to the history of Christianity and is ideal for anyone interested in the impact of Christianity of world culture down through history. It shows how Christianity emerged from its original Jewish context and developed into a worldwide religion, offering perceptive studies on how its origins and development were influenced by the changing social and cultural contexts in which the founders and leaders of this tradition lived and thought. Provides detailed evidence of the influence of Greco-Roman and Jewish religious concepts and religious movements on the origins of Christianity, considers the structuring of the church conceptually and organizationally in Europe, and discusses Christianity's spread and growth in America and throughout the world. Looks at the profound impact of the culture of the later Roman and medieval world on the development of Christian doctrine and intellectual traditions and helps readers understand the reasons for the divisions between Catholic and Protestant traditions. For theologians.

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