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A Historical Atlas

Alec Ryrie Malcolm Swanston



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Harvard Uni.Press Academi
06 October 2020
The dramatic story of Christianity from its origins to the present day, told through more than one hundred stunning color maps.

With over two billion practicing believers today, Christianity has taken root in almost all parts of the globe. Its impact on Europe and the Americas in particular has been fundamental. Through more than one hundred beautiful color maps and illustrations, Christianity traces the history of the religion, beginning with the world of Jesus Christ. From the consolidation of the first Christian empire?

Constantine's Rome?to the early Christian states that thrived in Ireland, Ethiopia, and other regions of the Roman periphery, Christianity quickly proved dynamic and adaptable.

After centuries of dissemination, strife, dogmatic division, and warfare in its European and Near Eastern heartland, Christianity conquered new worlds. In North America, immigrants fleeing persecution and intolerance rejected the established Church, and in time revivalist religions flourished and spread. Missionaries took the Christian message to Latin America, Africa, and Asia, bringing millions of new converts into the fold.

Christianity has served as the inspiration for some of the world's finest monuments, literature, art, and architecture, while also playing a major role in world politics and history, including conquest, colonization, conflict, and liberation. Despite challenges in the modern world from atheism and secularism, from scandals and internal divisions, Christianity continues to spread its message through new technologies while drawing on a deep well of history and tradition.
By:   Alec Ryrie
Maps by:   Malcolm Swanston
Imprint:   Harvard Uni.Press Academi
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 216mm, 
ISBN:   9780674242357
ISBN 10:   0674242351
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   06 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alec Ryrie is a prizewinning historian of the Reformation and Protestantism. He is the author of Unbelievers: An Emotional History of Doubt and Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World. Ryrie is Professor of the History of Christianity at Durham University and Professor of Divinity at Gresham College, London.

Reviews for Christianity: A Historical Atlas

Christianity has a geography as well as a history, and this book embraces both... These maps are full of detail and give a clear and integrated visual picture of the events described...The atlas is elegantly produced on glossy pages that make it attractive and readable.--John Binns Church Times (11/27/2020) Informative to read and attractive to look at.--Lucy Beckett Times Literary Supplement (10/02/2020)

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