The Story of Christianity

The Story of Christianity

A Chronicle of Christian Civilization From Ancient Rome to Today

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Sumptuously illustrated with hundreds of gorgeous photographs, artifacts, and maps, The Story of Christianity focuses on the rich social and cultural history of Christianity through the ages, from its roots in Palestine to its triumph as a global movement, told through a series of dramatic turning points and unforgettable people. Beginning with the story of Jesus' life, author Isbouts expertly sets key turning points in the story of Christianity in context, from the conversion of Constantine to Martin Luther's protest; from the Crusades to the ministry of Mother Teresa. Using the dramatic art and architecture of the Christian faith as visual touchpoints and highlighting inspiring quotes and stories with resonance to the modern era, Isbouts writes with a deep respect for both Catholic and Protestant traditions and provides an excellent introduction to the complex and compelling world of the Christian faith.

Baker & Taylor
Focuses on the rich social and cultural history of Christianity through the ages, from its roots in Palestine to its development as a global movement.

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Isbouts explores how a small community of Galilean fishermen developed into a movement that conquered the Roman Empire and ultimately the world. Lavish with photographs, reproductions, maps, and other illustrations, the text progresses through the life of Jesus, the early Christians, the Byzantine Empire, expansion into European, Christianity in the east, the age of conflict, the medieval church at its zenith, the Renaissance and the Reformation, the age of discovery, the age of Enlightenment, the age of colonialism, and the modern world. A timeline runs across the bottom of most pages. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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A sumptuously illustrated social and cultural history of Christianity documents its roots in Palestine through its emergence as a global movement, augmenting key turning points with inspiring quotes, stories and National Geographic photography.

Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic, 2014
Edition: 1st edition
ISBN: 9781426213878
Branch Call Number: 270 Is19s 2014
Characteristics: pages cm


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