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The triumph of Christianity : how the Jesus movement became the world's largest religion

Author: Rodney Stark
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First HarperCollins paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Discusses the history of Christainity, including the time before Jesus, how it became the most popular religion, and covers six historical eras.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney Stark
ISBN: 0062007696 9780062007698
OCLC Number: 822024918
Description: 506 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The religious context --
Many Judaisms --
Jesus and the Jesus movement --
Missions to the Jews and the Gentiles --
Christianity and privilege --
Misery and mercy --
Appeals to women --
Persecution and commitment --
Assessing Christian growth --
Constantine's very mixed blessings --
The demise of paganism --
Islam and the destruction of Eastern and North African Christianity --
Europe responds : the case for the Crusades --
The "Dark Ages" and other mythical eras --
The people's religion --
Faith and the scientific "revolution" --
Two "churches" and the challenge of heresy --
Luther's reformation --
The shocking truth about the Spanish Inquisition --
Pluralism and American piety --
Secularization : facts and fantasies --
Globalization --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Rodney Stark.

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Discusses the history of Christainity, including the time before Jesus, how it became the most popular religion, and covers six historical eras.

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