Martin E. Marty
A Short History of Christianity
June 11, 2019 Comments.. 256
A Short History of Christianity For the non specialist Martin Marty traces the church s quest through twenty centuries for unity sanctity universality and authentic witness He delves into the disparity between the ideals of the

  • Title: A Short History of Christianity
  • Author: Martin E. Marty
  • ISBN: 9780800619442
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • For the non specialist, Martin Marty traces the church s quest through twenty centuries for unity, sanctity, universality, and authentic witness He delves into the disparity between the ideals of the church and historical realty in order to provide a brilliant, instructive, and eminently fair statement of the history of Christianity from its founding to the present day IFor the non specialist, Martin Marty traces the church s quest through twenty centuries for unity, sanctity, universality, and authentic witness He delves into the disparity between the ideals of the church and historical realty in order to provide a brilliant, instructive, and eminently fair statement of the history of Christianity from its founding to the present day In this second edition, revised and expanded, Marty has added an entirely new section entitled Postscript and Prescript in which he discusses the recent past and prospects Fresh insights and revisions based on the most recent contemporary developments keep this volume abreast of the times, making it an up to date survey of the history of Christianity.

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    1. Andrew says:

      I can't imagine a more accessible and lucid overview of Christianity than Martin Marty's 1959 hidden classic. Brevity is its strength and if Marty gets a little breezy and perhaps a little too pleased with his own prose versatility you pay it no mind and keep gathering up tons of useful information while you eat peanuts and lay on your brown sofa.Marty is a now retired University of Chicago professor and author of over 50 books about religion, history, ethics, an all around nice guy, and gifted [...]

    2. Jen says:

      Props, first and foremost, to Marty for tackling an incredible amount of history and explanation in one book. And a fine job of it he does, too, even if quite a bit of time is spent in the Middle Ages (and this coming from a medievalist!). The language is accessible, the organization is interesting and easy to follow, the topics are broken down enough to be understandable without being spoon-fed. A lot is glossed or missing entirely, of course, but for the sake of brevity it had to be done.The b [...]

    3. Dave Mevis says:

      So far it is pretty scholarly and technical. We'll see if I make it through this one. This has been on loan to me from my dad for the better part of two decades. Time to read or return

    4. Kathy Hartman says:

      Slow reading, but engrossing.

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