The Oxford History of Christianity
This reference work traces the history of Christianity from the Early Church to the present day. Every aspect of the faith is explored. The introduction discusses Christian interpretations of the historical process, and the links and tensions between religious and artistic inspiration. The opening section takes events to 1800, and includes chapters on Eastern Christendom, Christianity and Islam, the reformation, the Enlightenment and the expansion of Christianity; the second section is divided by geographical area, and covers the period from 1800 to the present day. There are special studies of Britain and Europe, North America, South America, Africa, India, the Far East and the Orthodox Churches of Eastern Europe. The final section considers the questions of theology, conscience and belief, and explores new images of the Christian community, ending with a glimpse of the future of Christianity. Throughout, the book reflects the changing world in which Christians have found themselves, and gives full weight to events and movements where the Christian response has been challenged and re-evaluated.
- Paperback | 778 pages
- 127 x 187.96 x 43.18mm | 1,270.05g
- 19 Aug 1993
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford Paperbacks
- Oxford, United Kingdom
About John McManners
John McManners is Emeritus Professor of Ecclesiastic History and Fellow and Chaplain of All Souls College, Oxford. An established authority in his field, he has written many popularly acclaimed books including Death and the Enlightenment, which won Britain's Wolfson Literary Award for History and was chosen by The Times as one of the ten best non-fiction books of the year.
Table of contents
Part 1 The early Christian community, Henry Chadwick; from Rome to the barbarian kingdoms (330-700), Robert A. Markus; the West - the age of conversion (700-1050), Henry Mayr-Harting; Eastern Christendom, Kallistos Ware; Christianity and Islam, Jeremy Johns; Christian civilization, Colin Morris; the late-medieval Church and its reformation (1400-1600), Patrick Collinson; Enlightenment - secular and Christian (1600-1800), John McManners; the expansion of Christianity (1500-1800), John McManners. Part 2 Christianity since 1800: Great Britain and Europe, Owen Chadwick; North America, Fredrick Pike; Africa, Peter Hinchliff; Asia, Kenneth Ballhatchet and Helen Ballhatchet; the Orthodox Churches of Eastern Europe, Sergei Hackel. Part 3 Christianity today and tomorrow: what Christians believe, Maurice Wiles; new images of Christian community, Bryan Wilson; the Christian conscience, Basil Mitchell; the future of Christianity, John Taylor.