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Christianity: The Biography

2000 Years of Global History
Ian J. Shaw
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Description

In Christianity: The Biography Ian Shaw charts the story of Christianity from its birth and infancy among a handful of followers of Jesus Christ, through its years of development into a global religious movement, spanning continents and cultures and transcending educational and social backgrounds.

This new, accessible overview of the global history of Christianity:

  • Narrates the story of the Christian tradition and its global heritage over two millennia
  • Introduces the major phases, developments, movements, and personalities
  • Explores interactions of Christianity with the wider society
  • Is written from within the evangelical tradition, but accessible to others
  • Presents nuanced, cogent analysis that draws on the latest scholarship

About the Author

Ian J. Shaw is Associate International Director of the Langham Scholars Program and Honorary Fellow, School of Divinity, New College, University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Churches, Revolutions and Empires: 1789-1914; High Calvinists in Action: Calvinism and the City; William Gadsby; and The Greatest Is Charity.

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  • Chapter 1 - The cradle
  • Chapter 2 - Smiles
  • Chapter 3 - First steps
  • Chapter 4 - Tears
  • Chapter 5 - Learning to write
  • Chapter 6 - It’s official
  • Chapter 7 - Moving on and out
  • Chapter 8 - Reflecting inwardly and reaching out
  • Chapter 9 - Disagreements and rivalries
  • Chapter 10 - Deepening thinking capacities
  • Chapter 11 - Growing, contracting, questioning
  • Chapter 12 - Divisions
  • Chapter 13 - Continuity and change
  • Chapter 14 - Desires for purity, orthodoxy and piety
  • Chapter 15 - Enlightenment
  • Chapter 16 - Revolution
  • Chapter 17 - Challenge and crisis
  • Chapter 18 - An age of turmoil
  • Chapter 19 - Creeping into old age or advancing into young adulthood?
  • Chapter 20 - Towards the next chapter in life
  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 288
  • Format: Hardcover, Printed
  • ISBN: 9780310536284
  • Release: January 31, 2017
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