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The first thousand years : a global history of Christianity

Author: Robert Louis Wilken
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012.
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"A narrative account of the history of Christianity from its beginning to the end of the first millennium. The principal theme is the slow drama of the building of a Christian civilization. A major theme is the mission of Christians among different peoples in many regions of the ancient world: Ethiopia, Nubia, Armenia, Georgia, Persia, central Asia, India, China as well as among the Germanic peoples of northern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilken, Robert Louis, 1936-
First thousand years
(DLC) 2012021755
(OCoLC)255885781
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Louis Wilken
ISBN: 9780300188981 0300188986
OCLC Number: 822890102
Description: 1 online resource (x, 182 pages, 16 pages of plates) : illustrations, photographs
Contents: Beginning in Jerusalem --
Ephesus, Rome, and Edessa : the spread of Christianity --
The making of a Christian community --
Divisions within --
Constructing a catacomb --
A learned faith : Origen of Alexandria --
Persecution : Cyprian of Carthage --
A Christian emperor : Constantine --
The Council of Nicaea and the Christian creed --
Monasticism --
A Christian Jerusalem --
Emperor Julian, the Jews, and Christians --
Bishop and Emperor : Ambrose and Theodosius --
Architecture and art --
Music and worship --
The sick, the aged, and the poor : the birth of hospitals --
The bishop of Rome as pope --
An ordered Christian society : canon law --
Augustine of Hippo --
The great controversy over Christ --
Egypt and the Copts; Nubia --
African Zion : Ethiopia --
Syriac-speaking Christians : the Church of the East --
Armenia and Georgia --
Central Asia, China, and India --
A Christian empire : Justinian --
New beginnings in the West --
Latin Christianity spreads north --
The SACKING of Jerusalem : more controversy over Christ --
No God but God : the rise of Islam --
Images and the making of Byzantium --
Arabic-speaking Christians --
Christians under Islam : Egypt and North Africa --
Christians under Islam : Spain --
An emperor in the West : Charlemagne --
Christianity among the Slavs.
Responsibility: Robert Louis Wilken.

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How did a community that was largely invisible in the first two centuries of its existence go on to remake the civilizations it inhabited, culturally, politically, and intellectually? Beginning with  Read more...

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