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Christianity : a historical atlas / edited by Alec Ryrie ; contributors, Andrew Avenell, Elizabeth Wyse.

Other author/creatorRyrie, Alec editor.
Other author/creatorAvenell, Simon Andrew, author.
Other author/creatorWyse, Elizabeth, 1957- author.
Format Atlas, Map, Print, Book, and Electronic
Publication Info Cambridge, Massachusetts : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2020.
Copyright Notice ©2020
Description1 atlast (224 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm
Cartographic dataScales differ.
Contents In the beginning ; Israel : the crucible of Christianity -- A turbulent province : Roman Judaea -- Jerusalem : the focus of Christianity -- The ministry of Jesus and Holy Land sites -- The age of the apostles : St Paul's journeys -- The early Christian Church to 200 CE -- The Christianization of the Empire -- Early Christian sects -- The Council of Chalcedon 451 CE -- The fall of the Empire in the West -- Creeds and controversies -- The consolidation of Christianity to 600 CE -- Ireland : churchmen and scholars -- The Empire under Justinian 527-565 -- Nestorianism, the Church of the East -- The emergence of Islam -- The Christian world c. 700-1000 -- Christianity in the Middle Ages ; The spread of Christianity in Europe -- Eastern Christianity and iconoclasticism -- Carolingians and the "Holy Roman Empire" -- The missions of Saints Cyril and Methodius -- Christendom and the "Barbarians" -- The rise of the Papal States -- Ottonian Germany and conflict with the Pope -- The development of the monastic orders -- The formalization of Christian architecture -- The great schism of 1054 -- The rise of the university -- The Christian call to arms -- The First Crusade and siege of Jerusalem -- The Second and Third Crusades -- The apogee of Papal power -- The Fourth Crusade : siege of Constantinople -- The Latin East -- The crusader states and military orders -- The final Crusades -- The Mongol invasions -- The fall of Kievan Rus -- The end of the Crusader states -- Christian pilgrimage in the later Middle Ages -- The Christianization of the Baltic -- Medieval heresies -- Monasteries in Russia 1200-1500 -- The Western schism 1378-1417 -- The Hussite Crusade -- The fall of Byzantium 1453 -- Renaissance humanism in Europe -- The rise of printing -- Islamic Spain and the Reconquista -- East African Christianity -- The consolidation of Christian Russia -- The age of reform 1500-1800 ; Catholicism in the New World -- Catholic missions in the Old World -- The Protestant reformation -- The second reformation : Calvinism -- Wars of religion in the Holy Roman Empire -- The Papal states and the Holy League -- The Dutch revolt -- The French wars of religion -- The counter reformation 1545-1731 -- The Thirty Years' War 1618-48 -- Puritanism in England and North America -- Missionary states in South America -- Christianity and Islam in Africa -- Radical settlers in North America -- Pietism, Methodism and the evangelical revival -- Protestant missions in the age of slavery -- Catholic missions in California -- Christianity in the modern world 1800-2020 ; Christianity in the age of revolution -- Europe in the 19th century -- Religion in the American Revolution 1757-87 -- Christianity and the enslaved Peoples -- Religious innovation in 19th-century America -- Southern Africa -- China and the missionaries to 1945 -- Indian and the missionaries to 1947 -- Christianity in modern Africa -- Pentecostalism : a global faith -- Evangelicalism and fundamentalism in America -- Worldwide evangelicalism -- Christianity in communist Europe -- The rise of protestantism in Latin America -- Christian persecution in the Middle East -- China and Korea since 1949 -- South Asia from 1947 -- Christian growth and decline -- Christianity in the contemporary world.
Abstract "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"--Publisher's description.
General noteIncludes glossary, list of maps, and index.
ISBN9780674242357 (hardcover)
ISBN0674242351 (hardcover)

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