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The Lost History of Christianity : The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--And How It Died

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"Jenkins is one of America's top religious scholars."
--Forbes magazine

The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins offers a revolutionary view of the history of the Christian church. Subtitled "The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died," it explores the extinction of the earliest, most influential Christian churches of China, India, and the Middle East, which held the closest historical links to Jesus and were the dominant expression of Christianity throughout its first millennium. The remarkable true story of the demise of the institution that shaped both Asia and Christianity as we know them today, The Lost History of Christianity is a controversial and important work of religious scholarship that sounds a warning that must be heeded.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 315 pages
  • 132 x 200 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperOne
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps; Tables, black and white; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061472816
  • 9780061472817
  • 107,501

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"In this highly readable and sobering exploration of how religions - including our own - grow, falter and sometimes die, Jenkins adds a unique dimension to present day religious studies in a voice and style that non-specialists can also appreciate."--Harvey Cox, Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard University
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The Untold Story of the Church's First Thousand Years

In this groundbreaking book, renowned religion scholar Philip Jenkins offers a lost history, revealing that for centuries Christianity's center existed to the east of the Roman Empire.
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