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Christianity: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern Hempisphere but declining in much of the West, Linda Woodhead offers a bold new overview of the world's largest religion, exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity over two millennia.

Christianity addresses topics that other books neglect, for example the competition for power between different forms of Christianity, the churches' uses of power, and their struggles with modernity. Woodhead also considers the recent charismatic explosion of Christianity in Latin America, Africa, and the Far East. She concludes by showing the ways in which those who previously had the least power in Christianity--women and non-Europeans--have become increaslingly central to its unfolding story.

Up-to-date, authoritative, and filled with fresh insights, Christianity: A Very Short Introduction brings a vast and varied subject into sharp focus

About the Author

Linda Woodhead is Senior Lecturer in Christian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Lancaster University.

Table of Contents

1. Jesus the God-man

2. The signs and symbols of Christianity

3. Church Christianity

4. Monastic and mystical Christianity

5. Modern Christianity

6. Christianity beyond the West

7. A woman's religion?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192803221
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Christianity
Author:
Woodhead, Linda
Author:
Null, Linda
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Theology | History of Christianity
Subject:
Religion and Theology | History of Christianity
Subject:
Religion & Theology | History of Christianity
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
67
Publication Date:
20050901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 halftones and line illus.
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
6.90x4.48x.45 in. .35 lbs.

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