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Title:
The story of Christianity : a chronicle of Christian civilization from ancient Rome to today
Author:
Isbouts, Jean-Pierre.
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Edition:
1st [edition].
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : National Geographic, 2014.
Physical Description:
367 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Summary:
Focuses on the rich social and cultural history of Christianity through the ages, from its roots in Palestine to its development as a global movement.
Language:
English
Contents:
Christianity's imprint on human civilization -- The life of Jesus -- The early Christians -- The Byzantine Empire -- Expansion into Europe -- Christianity in the East -- The age of conflict -- The medieval church at its zenith -- The Renaissance and Reformation -- The age of discovery -- The age of Enlightenment -- The age of colonialism -- The modern world -- Christianity in the 21st century.
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ISBN:
9781426213878

9781426214479
Format :
Book

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Clarence Library BR145.3 .I83 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Sumptuously illustrated with hundreds of gorgeous photographs, artifacts, and maps, The Story of Christianity focuses on the rich social and cultural history of Christianity through the ages, from its roots in Palestine to its triumph as a global movement, told through a series of dramatic turning points and unforgettable people. Beginning with the story of Jesus' life, author Isbouts expertly sets key turning points in the story of Christianity in context, from the conversion of Constantine to Martin Luther's protest; from the Crusades to the ministry of Mother Teresa. Using the dramatic art and architecture of the Christian faith as visual touchpoints and highlighting inspiring quotes and stories with resonance to the modern era, Isbouts writes with a deep respect for both Catholic and Protestant traditions and provides an excellent introduction to the complex and compelling world of the Christian faith.


Author Notes

JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS is the author of National Geographic's best-selling books, Who's Who in the Bible, The Biblical World, and In the Footsteps of Jesus . ISBOUTS is a recognized expert in the cultural and archaeological history of the Bible and speaks frequently to groups ranging from academic audiences to large church gatherings and Middle East tours. He is the director of Charlton Heston's Voyage Through the Bible and is a professor at Fielding University in Santa Barbara, CA.


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