A Short World History of Christianity by Robert Bruce Mullin

By Robert Bruce Mullin

From the creation: hearth is a multivalent metaphor. It destroys and refines; its gentle illuminates whereas its smoke conceals. . . . In taking hearth upon the earth because the guiding metaphor for the tale of Christianity in international historical past, this publication makes an attempt to do justice to the pictures multifaceted implications. pals, enemies, and impartial observers have judged the tale of Christianity to be one among striking creativity and negative destruction, of fearless accomplishments and grim mess ups. . . . no matter what else there's to be acknowledged, Christianity has left its mark at the global as definitely as any hearth. And the tale and the mark shape the topic of this publication. With hugely readable narrative, Robert Bruce Mullin surveys the increase and unfold of Christianity in the course of the global. worldwide in concentration and protecting the expanse of Christian historical past, the booklet unveils the demanding situations that Christianity has confronted during the centuries.

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