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The Resource Christianity : an introduction, by Philip Kennedy, (electronic resource)

Christianity : an introduction, by Philip Kennedy, (electronic resource)

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Christianity : an introduction
Title
Christianity
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
by Philip Kennedy
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Christian faith has the allegiance of one third of the human race. It has succeeded in influencing civilization to such a degree that we now take its existence almost for granted. Yet it might all have been so different. Christianity began with the words and deeds of an obscure village carpenter's son who died a shameful criminal's death at the hands of the Roman subjugators of his country, itself an insignificant outpost of the powerful ruling Empire. The feverish land of biblical Palestine, awash with apocalyptic expectations of deliverance from its foreign overlords, was hardly short of seers and prophets who claimed to be sent visions from God. Yet the followers of this man thought he was different: so different, in fact, that some years after his death and asserted resurrection they scandalously insisted not only that he was sent by God, but that he was God. How a provincial sect, with its seemingly outrageous ideas, became first the sanctioned religion of the Roman Empire and then, over the course of 2000 years, the creed of billions of people, is the improbable story that this book tells. It is a story of freethinkers, friars, fanatics and firebrands, and of the lay people (not just the clerical or the powerful) who have made up the great mass of Christians over the centuries. Many introductions to Christianity are written by Christians, for Christians. This elegant textbook, by contrast, shows that the history of the religion, while often glorious, is not one of unimpeded progress, but something still more remarkable, flawed and human"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover
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CaPaEBR
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Kennedy, Philip
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
I.B. Tauris introductions to religion
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  • Christianity
  • Church history
Label
Christianity : an introduction, by Philip Kennedy, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-292) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Origins and growth -- pt. 2. Medieval Christianity -- pt. 3. Discovery and diversity -- pt. 4. Enlightenment and modernity
Control code
ebr10480610
Dimensions
23 cm
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unknown
Extent
xlvii, 310 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill., maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741613203
Label
Christianity : an introduction, by Philip Kennedy, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-292) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Origins and growth -- pt. 2. Medieval Christianity -- pt. 3. Discovery and diversity -- pt. 4. Enlightenment and modernity
Control code
ebr10480610
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xlvii, 310 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill., maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741613203

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