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Overview This superb volume provides the first genuinely global one-volume history of the rise and development of the Christian faith. An international team of specialists takes seriously the geographical diversity of the Christian story, discussing the impact of Christianity not only in the West but also in Latin America, Africa, India, the Orient and Australasia.
Publishers Description Christianity is the most global of religions. However, most books on the subject fail to do justice to the history of Christianity outside Europe and North America. This prodigious work provides the first genuinely global one-volume study of the rise, development, and impact of the Christian faith. Written by an international team of specialists, this comprehensive volume covers the full breadth of Christian history while also taking seriously the geographical diversity of the story: extensive chapters cover North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, India, China and its neighbors, and Australia and the Pacific. Though unified in scope, these chapters each focus on what matters most in the specific time and place covered, ensuring that readers are introduced to the major themes--social, theological, political, and cultural--that together constitute Christianity's role in world history. Ideally suited for classroom study as well as for independent reading, "A World History of Christianity" will serve as the definitive study of church history for the coming generation worldwide. Contributors: Mary B. Cunningham Gillian Evans Robert E. Frykenberg Martin Goodman Adrian Hastings Mary Heimann David Hilliard Robert Bruce Mullin Andrew Pettegree Gary Tiedemann Philip Walters Benedicta Ward Kevin Ward
Citations And Professional Reviews A World History of Christianity by Adrian Hastings has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christianity Today - 04/01/2008 page 71
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 5.99" Height: 1.22" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802848753 ISBN13 9780802848758
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More About Adrian Hastings
Adrian Hastings is Emeritus Professor of Theology at the University of Leeds. He studied history at Oxford and theology in Rome, and spent much of his professional life working as a missionary in Africa. He was formerly the editor of Journal of Religion in Africa and has written numerous books on Christianity, Catholicism, and Africa. Alistair Mason is Senior Lecturer in Christian Studies at the University of Leeds. Hugh Pyper is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Leeds.
Adrian Hastings died in 2001 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Leeds.
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