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    DescriptionDavid Chidester, one of the world's foremost scholars of religion, traces Christianity's growth and development from the time of Jesus to the dawn of the third millennium, revealing its rich diversity through the deeds and beliefs of heretics and saints, witches and healers, preachers and inquisitors. Chidester explores the emergence of the major streams of Christian thought and practice, distilling the cultural history of the Church and its impact on the world into this superbly readable book. Alongside this broad panorama is a richly human story that the author brilliantly encapsulates in incisive character sketches and historical vignettes.Christianity, in all its many facets, has been and continues to be one of the most influential forces in history. Chidester shows that this religion, with its roots deep in the ancient world, has always been in a constant state of evolution, affecting and affected by the religions and societies around it. At times Christianity has coexisted peacefully with other forms of belief, exchanging ideas and practices with them. At other times profound, even violent, conflict has arisen. In this book David Chidester intelligently and objectively portrays Christians in different times and places, as a minority and as the majority group, a religion both absorbing and resisting the world around it. Christianity reveals the religion as it was and is lived in the life of everyday people rather than focusing on the dry dogmas and beliefs that fill most histories. Chidester's accomplishment is to capture the complexity and grand sweep of this story in one remarkable volume that is destined to take its place as a classic of religious history.


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    Title
    Christianity
    Subtitle
    A Global History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Chidester
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062517708
    ISBN 10: 0062517708
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    DC21: 270
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    B&T Approval Code: A13553000
    BISAC V2.8: REL070000
    Abridged Dewey: 270
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 270
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CHMCHLCHS
    Ingram Subject Code: RLVH
    Libri: I-RLVH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    LC classification: BR145.2 .C435 2001
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HarperOne
    Imprint name
    HarperOne
    Publication date
    01 December 2001
    Review quote
    "A refreshing and at times brilliant treatment of the subject...--Dana L. Robert, Christian Century