A major new introduction to the global history of Christianity, written by one of the world s leading theologians and author of numerous bestselling textbooks.
Provides a truly global review by exploring the development of Christianity and related issues in Asia, Latin America and Africa, and not just focusing on Western concerns
Spanning more than two millennia and combining elements of theology, history, and culture, it traces the development of all three branches of Christianity Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox providing context to Christianity s origins and its links to Judaism
Looks beyond denominational history at Christianity s impact on individuals, society, politics, and intellectual thought, as well as on art, architecture, and the natural sciences
Combines McGrath s acute historical sensibility with formidable organizational skill, breaking the material down into accessible, self-contained historical periods
Offers an accessible and student-oriented text, assuming little or no advance theological or historical knowledge on the part of the reader