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A Short History of Christianity, Revised Edition [Paperback]

By Martin E. Marty (Author)
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For the non-specialist, Martin Marty traces the church's quest through twenty centuries for unity, sanctity, universality, and authentic witness. He delves into the disparity between the ideals of the church and historical reality in order to provide a brilliant, instructive, and fair statement of the history of Christianity from its founding to the present day. Marty's principle of narration revolves around the four historic notes of the Church: one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. In this second edition, revised and expanded, Marty has added an entirely new section entitled "Postscript and Prescript" in which he discusses the recent past and prospects. Fresh insights and revisions based on the most recent contemporary developments keep this volume abreast of the times, making it an up-to-date survey of the history of Christianity. Includes notes, index, and a chronological table of events up until 1950.

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For the non-specialist, Martin Marty traces the church's quest through twenty centuries for unity, sanctity, universality, and authentic witness. He delves into the disparity between the ideals of the church and historical realty in order to provide a brilliant, instructive, and eminently fair statement of the history of Christianity from its founding to the present day. In this second edition, revised and expanded, Marty has added an entirely new section entitled "Postscript and Prescript" in which he discusses the recent past and prospects. Fresh insights and revisions based on the most recent contemporary developments keep this volume abreast of the times, making it an up-to-date survey of the history of Christianity.

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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Pages   348
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.62" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.85"
Weight:   1.03 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1987
Publisher   Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0800619447  
ISBN13  9780800619442  


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Martin E. Marty Martin Emil Marty (b. February 5, 1928, West Point, Nebraska) is an American Lutheran religious scholar who has written extensively on American religion. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1956, and served as a Lutheran pastor from 1952 to 1962 in the suburbs of Chicago. From 1963 to 1998 he taught at the University of Chicago Divinity School and latterly held an endowed chair (the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professorship). Marty's doctoral advisees at the University of Chicago included such religious scholars as James R. Lewis, Jeffrey Kaplan, Jonathan M. Butler, and Vincent Harding, as well as Shimer College president Susan Henking.

Marty served as president of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, and the American Catholic Historical Association. He was the founding president and later the George B. Caldwell Scholar-in-Residence at the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics. He has served on two U. S. Presidential Commissions and was director of both the Fundamentalism Project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Public Religion Project at the University of Chicago (sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts). He has served St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota since 1988 as Regent, Board Chair, Interim President in late 2000, and now as Senior Regent.

Marty retired after his seventieth birthday and now holds emeritus status at the University of Chicago; he additionally served as Robert W. Woodruff Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Emory University 2003–2004. Widower of Elsa and married now to Harriet, he has seven children (including two who joined the family as foster children), among whom are Minnesota State Senator John Marty and Rev. Peter Marty, who is currently the host of the ELCA radio ministry Grace Matters.

Martin E. Marty currently resides in the state of Illinois. Martin E. Marty was born in 1928 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Professor Univ. of Chicago Divinity School in Illinois Emeritus, Univ..

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