The Christian World
In this cogent volume, historian Martin Marty gives readers of all faiths a brief yet sweeping account of Christianity and how it grew from a few believers two thousand years ago to become the world’s largest religion. He depicts the life of Christ and his teachings and explains how the apostles set out to spread the Gospel. With a special emphasis on global Christianity, Marty shows how the religion emerged from its ancestral homeland in Africa, the Levant, and Asia Minor, was imported to Europe, and then expanded from there to the rest of the world. While giving a broad overview, Marty also focuses on specific issues, such as how Christianity attempts to reconcile with the teachings of Christ some of its stances on armed conflict, justice, and dominion. The Christian World is a remarkable testament to how Christ’s message has touched human experience everywhere.
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The Christian world: a global historyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Few scholars today could have attempted what Marty has done here; few combine Marty's broad scholarship and long experience with his accessible style: Swiss Roman Catholic theologian Hans KÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã ... Read full review
Review: The Christian World: A Global History (Modern Library Chronicles)User Review - Matt - Goodreads
It's a kind of "Christian-history lite," and ends up being a surprisingly shallow read for someone of Dr. Marty's academic calibre. Read full review