In this panoramic view of Christianity, David Chidester examines the key doctrines and developments of this now global religion. He traces the origins of. LibraryThing Review. User Review – ALincolnNut – LibraryThing. The history of the Christian church, particularly as it is taught in the United States, tends to have . A monumental new history of Christianity from its beginnings as a persecuted cult , up to its present day international diversity. ‘A model of condensation without.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Preview — Christianity by David Chidester. It does what it says – looks at years of christianity. Becca Scott rated it really liked it Dec 07, That being said, it was a fascinating book.

M Coetzee ‘Clear and balanced. You can pick up anywhere in it and get sucked in.

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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. It is long, but what do you expect? Chidester explores the emergence of the major streams of Golbal thought and practice, distilling the cultural history of the Church and its impact on the world into this superbly readable book.


It’s a good source for a history of Christianity but I would combine it with other sources to get christianoty complete overview.

Overall it was very worth a read, written clearly and without too many flourishes. Stephanie Bragg rated it liked it Histtory 09, Buy the selected items together This item: Alongside this broad panorama is a richly human story that the author brilliantly encapsulates in incisive character sketches and historical vignettes.

One person found this helpful. At other times profound, even violent, conflict has arisen. A Global History by David Chidester. Get to Know Us. Some need to be taken with a grain of salt, however, I enjoy a book that opens up my mind.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Open Preview See a Problem? I wanted more dacid a politically based history, focusing more in the internal structure of Christianity.

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David 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. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The last years seemed rushed compared to some tedious details of early christianity. While overall the author presents the information in chronological order,at times the information is organized topically instead.


Read more Read less. It’s a good source f This is a long book. It is long, but what do you expect? My library Help Advanced Book Search. Interesting, good pace, covers a huge amount of material.

English Choose a language for shopping. Harper CollinsNov 27, – Religion – pages. A bit dry christianihy read. Documents of the Christian Church. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Sections of it move quickly and other areas bog down. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.