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Christianity A Very Short Introduction

Author(s): Linda Woodhead

ISBN13: 9780192803221

ISBN10: 0192803220


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  • - A short, accessible, and original analysis of the worlds largest religion
    - Considers Christianity outside Europe, from its early history in Asia and Africa to the modern charismatic explosion in Latin America, Africa, and the Far East
    - Looks at the role of women in Christianitys past, present, and future.

    At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, this Very Short Introduction offers an important new overview of the worlds largest religion.

    Exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity, and tracing its course over two millennia, this book provides a fresh, lively, and candid portrait of its past and present. Addressing topics that other studies neglect, including the competition for power between different forms of Christianity, the churches uses of power, and their struggles with modernity, Linda Woodhead concludes by showing the ways in which those who previously had the least power in Christianity - women and non-Europeans - have become increasingly central to its unfolding story.

    Readership: This original analysis of Christianity will be an equally fascinating read for Christians and non-believers alike. Those interested in the religions history and students of theology at all levels, especially those at school and university.
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