A Brief History of Christianity
A Brief History of Christianity  -     By: Carter Lindberg
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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 216
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 7.76 X 6.66 X 0.86 (inches)
ISBN: 1405110783
ISBN-13: 9781405110785

Publisher's Description

Charting the rise and development of Christianity, Carter Lindberghas succeeded in writing a concise and compelling history of theworld’s largest religion. He spans over 2,000 years ofcolorful incident to give an authoritative history of Christianityfor both the general reader and the beginning student.
  • Ranges from the missionary journeys of the apostles to thetele-evangelism of the twenty-first century.
  • Demonstrates how the Christian community received and forgedits identity from its development of the Bible to the presentday.
  • Covers topics fundamental to understanding the course ofWestern Christianity, including the growth of the papacy, heresyand schism, reformation and counter-reformation.
  • Includes an introduction to the historiography of Christianity,a note on the problems of periodization, an appendix on theologicalterms, and a useful bibliography.
  • An authoritative yet succinct history, written to appeal to ageneral audience as well as students of the history ofChristianity.
  • Written by internationally regarded theologian, CarterLindberg, who is the author of numerous titles on theology andChurch history.

Author Bio

Carter Lindberg is Professor Emeritus of Church History at Boston University. His recent publications include The Pietist Theologians (2004), The Reformation Theologians (2001), The European Reformations Sourcebook (1999), and The European Reformations (1996), all available via Blackwell Publishing.

Editorial Reviews

"There is much to praise here. Lindberg manages to explore many keyevents, issues, people and developments in a very concise manner.The text is very strong on theology and institutions with helpfulhistorical context. I particularly appreciated the attention toRoman Catholicism as well as Protestantism in the modern period.The book is brief, but the history of Christianity is vividlyportrayed here in all of its drama and complexity." JeffTyler, Hope College

"This is a wonderful book: accessible, concise, clearly written,and thoroughly absorbing. Lindberg has chosen to present theChristian tradition through the history of its principal ideas, butthese ideas are grounded in the flesh-and-blood reality of persons,their struggles for faith and for power, and the social andpolitical worlds they inhabited. Reflecting the author’serudition and wit, this cogent distillation of a complex past willserve beginners as an ideal introduction and old hands as athought-provoking synthesis." Christopher Elwood, LouisvillePresbyterian Theological Seminary

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