Linda woodhead christianity a very short introduction

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Christianity: A Very Short Introduction by Linda Woodhead

At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern Hempisphere but declining in much of the West, Linda Woodhead offers a bold new overview of the worlds largest religion, exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity over two millennia.
Christianity addresses topics that other books neglect, for example the competition for power between different forms of Christianity, the churches uses of power, and their struggles with modernity. Woodhead also considers the recent charismatic explosion of Christianity in Latin America, Africa, and the Far East. She concludes by showing the ways in which those who previously had the least power in Christianity--women and non-Europeans--have become increaslingly central to its unfolding story.
Up-to-date, authoritative, and filled with fresh insights, Christianity: A Very Short Introduction brings a vast and varied subject into sharp focus
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Christianity : a very short introduction

Christianity : A Very Short Introduction. Linda Woodhead. Exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity, and tracing its course over two millennia, Linda Woodhead provides a fresh, lively, and candid portrait of Christianity's past and present. Addressing topics including the competition for power between different forms of Christianity, the churches' use of power, and its struggles with modernity, this new edition includes up to date information on the growth and geographical spread of Eastern Christianity, reflecting the global nature of Christianity in our ever-shifting contemporary culture. At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, this Very Short Introduction offers an important overview of the world's largest religion.

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Christianity: A Very Short Introduction provides a candid portrait of Christianity's past and present by exploring its cultural and institutional dimensions, tracing its course over two millennia. How important is the competition for power between different forms of Christianity? How do the various churches within Christianity use their power? What form do the struggles Christianity has with modernity take? Those who previously had the least power in Christianity — women and non-Europeans — have become increasingly central to its unfolding story. Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West.

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Tauris, Christianity: A Very Short Introduction. Linda Woodhead. At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, thisVery Short Introduction offers an important new overview of the world's largest religion. Exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity, and tracing its course over two millennia, this book provides a fresh, lively, and candid portrait of its past and present. Addressing topics that other studies neglect, including the competition for power between different forms of Christianity, the churches' uses of power, and their struggles with modernity, Linda Woodhead concludes by showing the ways in which those who previously had the least power in Christianity--women and non-Europeans--have become increasingly central to its unfolding story.

Women have been a constant presence in the Christian faith. In what ways does Christianity appeal to the different sexes in different ways? At present, women outnumber men by a ratio of three to two in most churches. This is ironic as Christianity has traditionally excluded women from powerful positions and often places more emphasis on the connections between divinity and masculinity than divinity and femininity. Christianity can no longer take male domination for granted.

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