The First Thousand Years by Robert Louis Wilken PDF

By Robert Louis Wilken

This sweeping heritage starts off with the lifetime of Jesus and narrates the striking tale of Christianity because it opened up over the following thousand years. detailed in its worldwide scope, the ebook encompasses the titanic geographical span of early Christianity, from the areas round the Mediterranean Sea during the center East and past to vital Asia, India, and China. Robert Louis Wilken, liked professor and well known writer, selects humans and occasions of specific value in Christian historical past to convey into concentration the total drama of the hot religion's improvement. the arriving of Christianity, he demonstrates, set in movement the most profound revolutions the realm has known.Wilken tracks the expansion of Christian groups round the historic international and exhibits how the impact of Christianity led not just to the remaking of cultures but in addition to the construction of latest civilizations. He explores the robust effect of the increase and unfold of Islam on Christianity and devotes a number of chapters to the early stories of Christians less than Muslim rule within the center East, Egypt, north Africa, and Spain. by way of increasing the telling of Christian historical past to surround views past simply these of the West, Wilken highlights how interactions with new peoples and languages replaced early Christian practices, while the shared rituals of Christian humans certain them in religious team spirit regardless of their deep cultural differences.

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