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    Christianity: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback) By (author) Linda Woodhead


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    DescriptionAt a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, thisVery Short Introduction offers an important new overview of the world's largest religion. Exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity, and tracing its course over two millennia, this book provides a fresh, lively, and candid portrait of its past and present. Addressing topics that other studies neglect, including the competition for power between different forms of Christianity, the churches' uses of power, and their struggles with modernity, Linda Woodhead concludes by showing the ways in which those who previously had the least power in Christianity-women and non-Europeans-have become increasingly central to its unfolding story. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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    Christianity: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Linda Woodhead
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192803221
    ISBN 10: 0192803220

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T General Subject: 690
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 230
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15400
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: TH
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 230
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL070000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: REL067000
    LC classification: BR121.3 .W66 2004
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG
    Illustrations note
    18 black and white
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Linda Woodhead is Senior Lecturer in Christian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Lancaster University.
    Table of contents
    1. Jesus the God-man ; 2. The signs and symbols of Christianity ; 3. Church Christianity ; 4. Monastic and mystical Christianity ; 5. Modern Christianity ; 6. Christianity beyond the West ; 7. A woman's religion?