From the early church to modern-day faith, an accessible, down-to-earth introduction to the history of Christianity.Bringing a wide range of chronological, geographical, and doctrinal history vividly to life, this concise guide highlights the key occurrences and individuals in the development and expansion of the world's most widespread religion. A bevy of diverse topics are addressed, including the Apostles and Constantine; the Celtic Church and the division between East and West; and the impact of the Reformation and the Enlightenment. This is an indispensable resource for understanding the global phenomenon of the Christian faith.
Reviews"This is a marvel of scholarly compression and clarity; but it's more than that, because it helps the reader understand the Bible as a theological whole." —Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
Author BiographyKevin O’Donnell is a priest and the author of several books, including Inside World Religions and Their Hearts Burned.