Christianity: the illustrated history : church and society, culture and civilization, sacred art and architecture

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Duncan Baird Publishers ;
Pub. Date:
[2008]
Language:
English
Description
Christianity is the most popular religion in the world: having long ago spread beyond its historic heartlands in Europe and the Near East, it has been embraced by hundreds of millions in the Americas, Africa, Oceania, and Asia.Christianity: The Illustrated History provides an accessible account of the religion's origins and development, as well as its key ideas and concepts. On these pages, Christianity comes alive through its mystics, saints, artists, philosophers, and writers--as well as the human story of Christ and his followers. Organized in four parts, this engrossing volume traces Christianity's growth from small local sect to global power; gives an overview of beliefs, rituals, and festivals within the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox traditions; offers a fascinating survey of sacred scrolls, testaments, apocrypha, and prayers; and examines the issues faced by the religion's diverse faith communities as they seek to meet the challenges of a new millennium. Gorgeously illustrated throughout, it includes ten special feature spreads that serve as mini-essays on various aspects of art and architecture. The scholarly yet readable text also includes more than 100 fascinating boxes and sidebars that emphasize Christianity's legacy--from philosophical ideas and educational institutions to selfless traditions of charity and caring.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781844837175
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 0ae1581b-e000-c852-642c-f9a8917d13fd
Grouping Title christianity the illustrated history church and society culture and civilization sacred art and arch
Grouping Author hans j hillerbrand
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-01 01:10:20AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-16 06:14:41AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Hildebrand, Hans J.
author2-role Hildebrand, Hans J.
author_display
available_at_gunnisonld Gunnison Public Library
detailed_location_gunnisonld Gunnison Non Fiction
display_description
format_category_gunnisonld Books
format_gunnisonld Book
id 0ae1581b-e000-c852-642c-f9a8917d13fd
isbn 9781844837175
item_details ils:.b28231612|.i52801378|Gunnison Non Fiction|270.22 Chr|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||gugnf||
itype_gunnisonld Adult non-fiction
last_indexed 2019-02-16T13:14:41.122Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_gunnisonld 270.22 Chr
owning_library_gunnisonld Gunnison Public Library
owning_location_gunnisonld Gunnison Public Library
primary_isbn 9781844837175
publishDate 2008
record_details ils:.b28231612|Book|Books||English|Duncan Baird Publishers ;|[2008]|256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_gunnisonld
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b28231612 .i52801378 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Church history
title_display Christianity : the illustrated history : church and society, culture and civilization, sacred art and architecture
title_full Christianity : the illustrated history : church and society, culture and civilization, sacred art and architecture / general editor, Hans J. Hillerbrand
title_short Christianity :
title_sub the illustrated history : church and society, culture and civilization, sacred art and architecture
topic_facet Church history