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A History of Christianity: Volume I: Beginnings to 1500: Revised Edition [Paperback]

By Kenneth S. Latourette (Author)
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The most useful survey of Christian history for the student or general reader, fully updated by a team of respected scholars.

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Traces the course of Christianity from its beginning to the present day, charting its geographical, doctrinal, and denominational developments and impact against the background of world history.

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A History of Christianity: Volume I: Beginnings to 1500: Revised Edition by Kenneth S. Latourette has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1993 page 93

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Studio: HarperOne
Pages   768
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.03" Width: 5.34" Height: 1.87"
Weight:   1.26 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2000
Publisher   HarperOne
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0060649526  
ISBN13  9780060649524  
UPC  099455023009  

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Badly Dated  Nov 7, 2003
Readers should be aware that this study was first published in 1953, and despite light revision reflects the state of scholarship half a century ago. We've learned a LOT about the history of Christianity since then, and many of the sweeping assumptions of this book (e.g., in the ghastly section entitled "The Darkest Hours: The Great Recession, A.D. 500-950") have been thoroughly discredited. The bibliographies for each section don't include works published in the past half century (despite the so-called revision). Even the very language is dated, with its grandiose, sweeping style, capitalization of popes, etc. This book perpetuates a great many old myths, making the job of historians of religion just that much harder. There are now much better books on the market.
Quick Review  Jun 9, 2000
This work is an important 20th century contribution. An outstanding two-volume series!

Of all the histories of Christianity, this one is very clear and engaging to read. I love his writing style. It is really, really worth every penny!

Superb -- but readable -- scholarship  Feb 10, 2000
Latourette does a masterful job of presenting a comprehensive history of the Christian religion in a readable form. This is an overview of the subject from the time of Christ to just before the Reformation (Vol. 2 picks up after 1500). Latourette doesn't just focus on the Western world or on institutional religion, but on Christianity in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, some of the personalities behind the history, and on popular movements within Christianity (some of which - such as monasticism - became institutions in their own right). This is an excellent scholarly overview on an enormous topic that makes it interesting for the average reader.
Classic Treatment of Christian History  Feb 2, 2000
This work is generally known as a modern classic of Church History. If you are looking for a basic, comprehensive survey of Christian Church history, this is it. If you want something easier and faster than LaTourette, I would recommend Bruce Shelley's "Church History in Plain Language". However, LaTourette is superior. If you want something more comprehensive than LaTourette, I would recommend the 5 volume set by Jarslov Pelikan.

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