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by Owen Chadwick

  • ISBN: 1857999312
  • Category: History
  • Author: Owen Chadwick
  • Subcategory: World
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated (February 10, 1997)
  • Pages: 304 pages
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Owen Chadwick, an eminent church historian, has written an original, sweeping history of the Christian faith from the perspective of a people's religion.

Owen Chadwick, an eminent church historian, has written an original, sweeping history of the Christian faith from the perspective of a people's religion. A History of Christianity will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in one of the most powerful influences on global civilization. Starting with Christianity's origins as a Jewish sect, the author shows how Europe was converted; and then how the Christian faith was accepted by the Americas, much of Africa and parts of the East

A History of Christianity book. Eminent church historian Owen Chadwick has written this original, sweeping history of the Christian faith.

A History of Christianity book. A History of Christianity is essential reading for anyone interested in one of the most powerful influences on global civilization.

A history of Christianity. This book will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in one of the most powerful influences on global civilization. New York : St. Martin's Press. Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-295) and index. I. Jew and Greek - II. The Christian empire - III. East Rome - IV. Western society in the Middle Ages - V. The New World and reform - VI.

William Owen Chadwick OM KBE FBA FRSE (20 May 1916 – 17 July 2015) was a British Anglican priest, academic, rugby international, writer and prominent historian of Christianity. As a leading academic, Chadwick became Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History from 1958 to 1968 and Regius Professor of History from 1968 to 1983. From 1956 to 1983, Chadwick was elected and served as the Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge.

Eminent church historian Owen Chadwick has written this original, sweeping history of the Christian faith. Kullanıcılar ne diyor? - Eleştiri yazın. This in-depth, fully illustrated book is by a former Cambridge professor, From its beginnings as a Jewish sect through the 20th century, his perspective is guaranteed to show you things you never knew. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. A history of Christianity.

The Rev. Owen Chadwick, an educator and prolific historian of Christianity whose works encompassed sweeping narratives, like his two-volume history of the Victorian church. Owen Chadwick, an educator and prolific historian of Christianity whose works encompassed sweeping narratives, like his two-volume history of the Victorian church, as well as incisive biographies and vivid pictures of rural church life, died on July 17 at his home in Cambridge, England. He was 99. Anna Matthews, the vicar of St. Bene’t’s Church in Cambridge, confirmed his death. Professor Chadwick was an ordained Anglican priest. Long associated with Cambridge University, Professor Chadwick was master of Selwyn College there for nearly 30 years, beginning in the mid-1950s, and Regius.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd. Number Of Pages: 52. Reverend Owen Chadwick is considered one of the foremost historians of church history

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd. Number Of Pages: 528. Weight: 358 grams. Read full description. This book traces the expansion of Christianity from its origins in the Middle East to Rome, the rest of Europe and the colonial world. Reverend Owen Chadwick is considered one of the foremost historians of church history. He is a former Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge and was Vice-Chancellor of the university. He is also an ordained Anglican priest.

A History of Christian Missions traces the expansion of Christianity from .

A History of Christian Missions traces the expansion of Christianity from its origins in the Middle East to Rome, the rest of Europe and the colonial world, and assesses its position as a major religious force worldwide. Many of the world's religions have not actively sought converts, largely because they have been too regional in character.

Distinguished academic and historian of Christianity known his work on the Victorian Church of England, Cardinal Newman and Michael Ramsey. The religious historian Owen Chadwick, who has died aged 99, was one of the most remarkable men of letters of the 20th century. He held two Cambridge University chairs over a period of 25 years, was its vice-chancellor during the student unrest of the late 1960s, chaired a commission that transformed the structures of the Church of England and declined major bishoprics

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Home Browse Books Book details, A History of the Popes, 1830-1914. A History of the Popes, 1830-1914. Could a Pope ever consent to be the subject of a political power? Chadwick presents an analysis of the causes and consequences of the end of the historic Papal State, and the psychological pressures upon old Rome as it came under attack from the Italian Risorgimento; and not only from Italy, but from liberal movements in Germany, France, Spain, and Portugal, as well as Tsarist Russia as it oppressed its Polish subjects. If a united Italy was to be achieved, the State would have to disappear.

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Reviews about A History of Christianity (7):
Dawncrusher
The text arrived in perfect condition. The artwork in this presentation is exceptionally beautiful. Though the chapters are quite lengthy, they are appropriately segmented so that a reader can take breaks occassionally. It moves through the history quite quickly, and is therefore appropriate for one of the textbooks for a multiple textbook course. I'm also considering it for a short course for those interested in entering the lay ministry.
Nilador
Not exactly what I expected. Book is very heavy for me to read while I'm in bed where I do a lot of reading. Also, buying a used book is just that, a used book. The one I got is heavily written in with lots of yellow highlite pen markings. If I were to see one in a bookstore I would probably not buy it simply because of its weight, and, I should mention size. It is more like a University textbook with heavy glossy paper and probably pretty expensive.
Morlunn
I received "A History or Christianity" in very good condition and enjoy reading it very much.
Umsida
A scholarly treatment.
Purebinder
Owen Chadwick was a professor of modern history at Cambridge from the 1960s to the 1980s. He has written extensively on issues in the history of Christianity, which include 'The Reformation' (now in its 20th edition -- a remarkable number!), 'The Victorian Church', 'The Popes and the European Revolution', as well as an authoritative biography of Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury.
In this volume, 'A History of Christianity', Chadwick has taken his extensive knowledge of the subject and distilled it into a book that is accessible, yet magisterial. Including all elements of religion, including art, music, philosophy, politics, architecture, faith and spirituality, Chadwick explores the breadth of Christianity from the early days of wandering disciples to the days of televangelists, and all in between.
--Chapter 1: Jew and Greek
This give a summary overview of the history of Judaism up to the time of Christ, to provide some basic context scripturally, sociologically, historically, etc. It also surveys the then-current non-Jewish religions and philosophies dominant in the Roman world. It traces the first few hundred years of the Christian movement, exploring issues such as house-church organisation, ritual and liturgy, early persecutions, early heresies, and the perceived need for and development of creeds and a canon of scripture (the New Testament).
--Chapter 2: The Christian Empire
This chapter begins with the close of the era of persecution and the rise of Constantine. From this point Christianity was a major state religion, which had profound impact upon the character of the church in philosophy and organisation. Issues explored include the beginnings of monasticism, the recognition of and celebration of saints, calendrical controversies, and the spread of Christianity beyond Roman borders to northern Europe, eastern and southern lands.
--Chapter 3: East Rome
This chapter examines some of the issues which began to separate what is now called Orthodox or Eastern Orthodox Christianity and the Western church. Issues examined include the role of the city and political dominance of Constantinople, eastern traditions and liturgical differences from the Western practice, mysticism and the effects of Islam on continuing Christian development as a politically-secondary religion.
--Chapter 4: Western Society in the Middle Ages
With the rise of Islam and the faltering of political power of the eastern Christian hierarchy, the bishop of Rome once again became a predominant authority in church matters politically. Issues covered include art and architecture in the west, the rise of the diocesan and parish systems, 'imitation of Christ' movements such as the Franciscans, the church's regulation of marriage, and the beginnings of Renaissance thinking.
--Chapter 5: The New World and Reform
After the crusades and the near universality of catholicism in the West for several centuries, various communities and leaders began to question the authority of the church in various ways. Issues covered include the reformative ideas of Lutherans, Calvinists, Anglicans, Anabaptists, Hutterites, Congregationalists, and many others. Also this is the era when the Bible first came to be translated in the common vernacular of the people. Music and philosophy also began to have greater impact on Christianity.
--Chapter 6: The Modern Age
From the French revolution forward, the world has seen unprecedented change in almost every area. Christianity has been no different. From seemingly minor issues as the rise of Christmas cards to the major events such as the fall of communism, this chapter explore global issues in Christianity, with an eye toward future events: gender barriers in the church; science and religion; moral issues; the church and the home.
This book is lavishly illustrated, well written, well indexed and organised, and a true treat to the reader. This presents a concise yet comprehensive overview of Christianity as a cohesive whole, and is worthy of a spot on the bookshelf (or, indeed, coffee table) of a scholar, a cleric, and the interested lay person.
Buridora
I do like this book as it presents a WEALTH of information on a large topic. However, I find the book to be poorly organized and somewhat biased.

I would not recommend this book as a "reference book". The "Table of Contents" is not helpful. Page numbers are given for "chapter titles", but they are not given for the numerous "subheadings". Also, some "subheadings" listed in the "Table of Contents" are not used in the actual text of the book. So, it can be hard to locate the information you want.

In the text of the book, the writer seems to skip from topic to topic. The book doesn't have a good flow, although it is still interesting to read and I am learning from it.

As pointed out by another reviewer, I see that the writer does show his bias and feels free to share his opinions as if they were fact. I also note an anti-Catholic bias. I would not recommend this book to a conservative Catholic, a non-discerning reader, or anyone else who wants "just the facts".

If you want an introduction to Christianity that is easy to read and offers plenty of pictures, then this isn't a bad place to start. However, I prefer "A Story of Christianity: A Celebration of 2,000 Years of Faith" by Matthew Price and Michael Collins. This later book is published by DK so it offers more pictures, maps, etc., and it does a better job with chronology, dates, etc.
Amis
I think this is a very informative book. It describes the history in great detail; however, I did find it hard to follow at certain times, but only because I do not have a lot of knowledge on this particular subject. I was able to read and follow on some of the more general information. Some of the highlights I enjoyed the most were the origin of Christianity, Christianity in the Roman Empire, and learning about some significant religious figures. I now have a basic knowledge of the origin of Christianity, and how it was able to spread through out the world. Chadwick also describes the role Christianity played in other countries and how it influenced other cultures. Chadwick concludes with the role of Christianity in some events leading up to mid twentieth century. I think Chadwick did a good job with the timeline; as a result it made the book easier to follow with events and history being in chronological order.

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