The lost history of Christianity: the thousand-year golden age of the church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia- and how it died

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HarperOne, Oct 20, 2008 - Religion - 315 pages
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A lost history revealing that, for centuries, Christianity's center was actually in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with significant communities extending as far as China.

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

Not really what I was hoping for, nor what it's advertized as. Most of the book, I would say, is taken up with a) complaints that Europeans and their descendants know too little about the churches of ... Read full review

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User Review  - kant1066 - LibraryThing

To speak of Christianity is almost necessarily to turn our imaginations toward Western Europe, where Christianity flourished for centuries in the midst of religious wars, social turmoil, and even ... Read full review

Contents

Churches of the East
45
Another World
71
The Great Tribulation
97
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Philip Jenkins is the author of The Lost History of Christianity and has a joint appointment as the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of the Humanities in history and religious studies at Penn State University and as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He has published articles and op-ed pieces in The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe and has been a guest on top national radio shows across the country.