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A History of Christianity


  1. "A History of Christianity" is a historical study of the Christian religion written by British journalist and author Paul Johnson. The book was published in 1976 and aims to be a factual comprehensive history of the Christian religion. Johnson, a Roman Catholic, takes the view that "During these two millennia Christianity has, perhaps, proved more influential in shaping human destiny than any other institutional philosophy, but there are now signs that its period of predominance is drawing to a close, thereby inviting a retrospect and a balance sheet.". He argues for the need to focus on an unbiased factual history: "Christianity is essentially a historical religion. It bases its claims on the historical facts it asserts. If they are demolished it is nothing." "A Christian with faith has nothing to fear from the facts.
    • genre: History
    • subject: Christianity
  2. "A history of Christianity" is a book by Kenneth Scott Latourette.
    • also known as "The history of Japan"; "A short history of the Far East"; "The history of early relations between the United States and China, 1784-1844"; "A history of the expansion of Christianity"
  3. "A history of Christianity" is a book by Kurt Aland.
  4. "A history of Christianity" is a book by Donald W Treadgold.
  5. "A history of Christianity" is a book by Owen Chadwick.


A History Of Christianity is a six-part British television series originally broadcast on BBC Four in 2009. The series was presented by Diarmaid MacCulloch and was repeated on BBC Two in 2010.

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Google previewReligions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices (2010)

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices by J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann

A History of Christianity in Africa: From Antiquity to the Present.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ecumenical Christianity (1994)

by Ans Joachim van der Bent

Christianity in a Revolutionary Age: A History of Christianity in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Vols. III and V. New York: Harper, 1961–1962. Macfarland, Charles S. International ...

Google previewReligious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations by J. Gordon Melton

Always Reforming: A History of Christianity since 1300. Athens, GA: Mercer University Press, 2001. Barrett, David, George T. Kurian, and Todd M. Johnson. The Encyclopedia of World Christianity. 2nd ed.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Christianity: J-O (2003)

by Erwin Fahlbusch

MOFFETT, A History of Christianity in Asia, vol. 1, Beginnings to 1500 (2d ed.; Maryknoll, N.Y., 1998) • J. S. OLSEN, An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of the Russian ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Early Christianity, Second Edition (2013)

by Everett Ferguson

Moffett,A History of Christianity in Asia(San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1992),Vol1:Beginnings to1500. See also AbaI, Mar; Eznik; Islam and Christianity; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Religion (2011)

by Mark Juergensmeyer, Wade Clark Roof

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing (1999)

by Kelly Boyd

Paul, A History of Christianity, New York: Atheneum, and London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976 Kee, Howard Clark, Christianity: A Social and Cultural History, New York: Macmillan, 1991 Küng, Hans, Christianity: Essence, History, Fnture, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism (2013)

by William M. Johnston

iyoy, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984 Neill, Stephen, A History of Christianity in India, iyoy-1858, ...

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