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In this Very Short Introduction Linda Woodhead explores the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity and its course over two millennia, including its geographical spread and struggles with modernity. This new edition is a candid portrait of Christianity's past and present, and its importance in the twenty-first century.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
In this Very Short Introduction Linda Woodhead explores the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity and its course over two millennia, including its geographical spread and struggles with modernity. This new edition is a candid portrait of Christianity's past and present, and its importance in the twenty-first century.
  • Produktdetails
  • Very Short Introductions
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • 2 Revised edition
  • Seitenzahl: 144
  • Erscheinungstermin: 4. September 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 175mm x 110mm x 12mm
  • Gewicht: 114g
  • ISBN-13: 9780199687749
  • ISBN-10: 0199687749
  • Artikelnr.: 40758210
Autorenporträt
Linda Woodhead is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University, UK. Her research interests lie in the entanglements of religion, politics, and economy, both historically and in the contemporary world. Between 2007 and 2013 she directed the Religion and Society Programme http://www.religionandsociety.org.uk, the UK's largest ever research investment on religion. Her books include Religion and Change in Modern Britain, A Sociology of Religious Emotions, and The Spiritual Revolution: Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction
1 Jesus: the God-man
2 Christian signs and symbols
3 The spread of Christianity
4 Church and biblical Christianity
5 Mystical Christianity
6 Modern Christianity
Conclusion
Further reading
Index