The Lost History Of Christianity : The Thousand - Year Golden Age Of The Church In The Niddle East, Africa , And Asia And How It Died

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رقم التسجيلة 6957
نوع المادة book
ردمك 9780061472817
رقم الطلب


المؤلف Jenkins, Philip

العنوان The Lost History Of Christianity : The Thousand - Year Golden Age Of The Church In The Niddle East, Africa , And Asia And How It Died
بيان الطبعة Ed. 1
بيانات النشر New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2008.
الوصف المادي 315 P
المحتويات / النص

1- The End Of Global Christianty 2- Churches Of The East 3- Another World 4- The Great Tribulation 5- The Last Christians 6- Vhosts Of Faith 7- How Faiths Die 8- The Mystrey Of Survival 9- Endings And Begninnings


In this groundbreaking book, renowned religion scholar Philip Jenkins offers a lost history, revealing that, for centuries, Christianity's center was actually in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with significant communities extending as far as China. The Lost History of Christianity unveils a vast and forgotten network of the world's largest and most influential Christian churches that existed to the east of the Roman Empire. These churches and their leaders ruled the Middle East for centuries and became the chief administrators and academics in the new Muslim empire. The author recounts the shocking history of how these churches—those that had the closest link to Jesus and the early church—died. Jenkins takes a stand against current scholars who assert that variant, alternative Christianities disappeared in the fourth and fifth centuries on the heels of a newly formed hierarchy under Constantine, intent on crushing unorthodox views. In reality, Jenkins says, the largest churches in the world were the “heretics” who lost the orthodoxy battles. These so-called heretics were in fact the most influential Christian groups throughout Asia, and their influence lasted an additional one thousand years beyond their supposed demise. Jenkins offers a new lens through which to view our world today, including the current conflicts in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Without this lost history, we lack an important element for understanding our collective religious past. By understanding the forgotten catastrophe that befell Christianity, we can appreciate the surprising new births that are occurring in our own time, once again making Christianity a true world religion

المواضيع Church history - Primitive and early church, ca. 30 - 600
Middle East - Church history - 20th century