By John F. Nash
What is Christianity? Who was once Jesus Christ? What relevance does Christianity have in a “post-Christian” age? Why are there such a lot of Christian sects, and what are the clients for bringing them jointly? Does Christianity have a destiny? Am I a Christian? Are you? the 2 volumes of Christianity: the single, the numerous, provide encouraging solutions and suggestions for contemporary religious seekers.
This first quantity specializes in the lifestyles and teachings of Jesus and the evolution of Christianity over its first millennium. The institutional church of the center a long time imposed standardized ideals and practices as opposed to the spontaneity and pluralism of apostolic occasions. yet standardization used to be by no means entire, and replacement spiritual kinds survived. The Gnostic, Celtic, Coptic, and Cathar church buildings symbolize vital editions. eventually, within the eleventh century, mainstream Christianity cut up into western and jap branches.
The organizational constitution, clerical roles, doctrines and non secular practices of the medieval church are studied in a few aspect, laying basis for the exam of western Christianity in quantity 2. the most important editions are mentioned, in addition to the improvement of the japanese Orthodox church buildings via sleek instances. The exploration of spiritual kinds which may be much less widespread to western readers offers a glimpse into how Christianity as an entire may need developed—and instructions it may well soak up the longer term. Insertion of little-known evidence is helping deliver the historic survey alive.
“A masterpiece of study, perception and faith…” “A must-read for believers and nonbelievers alike.” “Now i do know there’s a spot in Christianity for me…”
Front conceal exhibits the Church of Our Savior at the Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia. photo courtesy of Helen C. Nash.
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Christianity: the One, the Many :What Christianity Might Have Been and Could Still Become Volume 1 by John F. Nash