Category: Children & Teen Non-Fiction / Humanities & Social Studies
Publisher: TickTock Books
Publication date: 18 January 2007
Number of pages: 32
Offers an overview of the world's largest religion, Christianity. This book aims to provide information to enable the reader to 'get inside the skin' of Christians and their beliefs. It addresses topics such as, the competition for power between different forms of Christianity, the churches' uses of power, their struggles with modernity, and more.
What the papers say:
Valuable combination of adroit summaries and thoughtful introductions ... This collection is an impressive contribution to the exposition of its subject and a valuable guide to current thinking. Journal of Ecclesiastical History Informal style ... highly readable ... an attractive introduction to Christian history. Engish Historical Review The concise and charming essays are extremely useful ... the amateur will find in them helpful orientation in unfamiliar topics and the more advanced reader will find in them a virtual thesaurus of golden phrases. The Heythrop Journal A very welcome study ... an impressive survey. Theology Ideal for students or the general reader. Church Times This history of Christianity comes highly recommended, as it is comprehensive, concise and even comical in places. I would not be surprised if it became the standard introduction to the subject in years to come ... Make no mistake, this is top-notch academia at its finest, and its strength lies in the memorable humour with which its information is given. John Townsend, Catholic Herald
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