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The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity

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Spanning two thousand years of stirring religious, cultural and political events, this lavishly illustrated volume provides the most authoritative and accessible history of Christianity ever published for the general reader.
The impact of Christianity on world civilization is almost incalculable, and in exploring this rich heritage, nineteen leading scholars range from th
Paperback, 768 pages
Published November 19th 1992 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published November 1990)
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I can't quite make up my mind about this book. I love the plentiful and apt illustrations; but I wonder if it attempts to cover too much? This book provides a high-level view. The politics of power overcome the simple faith (advised or genuine) of the peasant/citizen. Read this book in combination with 'grounded' publications such as "The Voices of Morebath" by Eamon Duffy.

I was surprised to find little of substance in this book on the early years of the English Reformation; the birth of a Refor
Clayton Tinervin

The content of the book was great. It was an enjoyable and easy read, the illustrations are its highlight. As a survey of Church history it seemed light. But it is a sharp looking book, and as far as vanity goes, it looks fantastic on the shelf!
One of my favorite references when I am looking for a quick answer about a particular Church history question. Scholarly, but not overly in depth - the literary equivalent of a survey class.
I have this book out a lot for my classes and it was recommended by a couple of my instructors for Pastoral Ministry. I have learned a lot from it and the pictures are fabulous - b/w; color and maps
Some of the articles in this book are fairly outdated.
Anthony Cleverly
dry boring and mostly about Catholics
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John "Jack" McManners CBE FBA was a British clergyman and historian of religion who specialized in the history of the Church and other aspects of religious life in 18th century France. He was Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Oxford from 1972 to 1984. He also served as Fellow and Chaplain of All Souls College, Oxford from 1964 to 2001.
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