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A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story

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For too long, the history of Christianity has been told as the triumph of orthodox doctrine imposed through power and hierarchy. In A People's History of Christianity, historian and religion expert Diana Butler Bass reveals an alternate history that includes a deep social ethic and far-reaching inclusivity: the other side of the story is not a modern phenomenon, but has always been practiced within the church. Butler Bass persuasively argues that corrective--even subversive--beliefs and practices have always been hallmarks of Christianity and are necessary to nourish communities of faith.

In the same spirit as Howard Zinn's groundbreaking work The People's History of the United States, Butler Bass's A People's History of Christianity brings to life the movements, personalities, and spiritual disciplines that have always informed and ignited Christian worship and social activism.

A People's History of Christianity authenticates the vital, emerging Christian movements of our time, providing the historical evidence that celebrates these movements as thoroughly Christian and faithful to the mission and message of Jesus.

Synopsis:

In the spirit of Howard Zinn's groundbreaking "The People's History of the United States" comes this volume that showcases the history of Christianity from the ground up, bringing to light stories of the faithful who had such a huge impact on the church and the world.

Synopsis:

The Grassroots Movements That Preserved Jesus's Message of Social Justice for 2,000 Years and Their Impact on the Church Today

For too long, the history of Christianity has been told as the triumph of orthodox doctrine imposed through power. Now, historian Diana Butler Bass sheds new light on the surprising ways that many Christians have refused to conform to a rigid church hierarchy and sought to recapture the radical implications of Jesus's life and message.

Table of Contents

The way : early Christianity, 100-500. Christianity as a way of life ; Devotion : the love of God ; Ethics : the love of neighbor — The cathedral : medieval Christianity, 500-1450. Christianity as spiritual architecture ; Devotion : paradise restored ; Ethics : who is my neighbor? — The word : Reformation Christianity, 1450-1650. Christianity as living words ; Devotion : speaking of faith ; Ethics : walking the talk — The quest : modern Christianity, 1650-1945. Christianity as a quest for truth ; Devotion : the quest for light ; Ethics : kingdom quest — The river : contemporary Christianity, 1945-now. The river.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061973024
Subtitle:
The Other Side of the Story
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Diana Butler Bass
Author:
Bass, Diana Butler
Subject:
General
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Religion Western-Church History
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100323
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
370

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
Religion » Christianity » Christian Church » History
Religion » Christianity » Church History » General
Religion » Christianity » General
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"Synopsis" by , In the spirit of Howard Zinn's groundbreaking "The People's History of the United States" comes this volume that showcases the history of Christianity from the ground up, bringing to light stories of the faithful who had such a huge impact on the church and the world.
"Synopsis" by , The Grassroots Movements That Preserved Jesus's Message of Social Justice for 2,000 Years and Their Impact on the Church Today

For too long, the history of Christianity has been told as the triumph of orthodox doctrine imposed through power. Now, historian Diana Butler Bass sheds new light on the surprising ways that many Christians have refused to conform to a rigid church hierarchy and sought to recapture the radical implications of Jesus's life and message.

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