A Chronology of World ChristianityBook - 2007
Christianity has carried on down the centuries, and its doctrine has been regarded as unaffected by changes. This book presents a story involving key individuals, events, intellectual developments, wars, migrations, cultural and scientific innovations, all of which connected with particular times and places.
Having produced two earlier prize-winning references on Christianity, Bowden here presents articles describing events in the faith all over the world, year-by-year and sometimes even day-by-day, from the time of Jesus to the year 2000. Some degree of selection has been necessary. Secular and religious people, literature, art, architecture, music, drama, and film and television are among the elements considered. Articles are often cross-referenced forward or backward in time. In-text boxes and terminal appendices discuss topics not tied to specific dates. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Christianity has carried on down the centuries, in regular prayer, worship, teaching and service to others regardless of dates on the calendar. But there is more to Christianity that this and particularly over the last two hundred years there has been a growing awareness about how much change and diversity there is in Christianity. This is a rich and complex story involving key individuals, events, intellectual developments, wars, migrations, cultural and scientific innovations, all of which are connected with particular times andplaces. The book is divided into chapters for each century, each of which contains an introduction. There are also boxes scattered throughout the text which have information about the most important movements and developments in the unfolding story. Included are 12 maps, an 8 page color plate section, 40 line drawings and a comprehensive index.