The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins audiobook

The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia---and How It Died

By Philip Jenkins
Read by Dick Hill

Tantor Audio 9780061472800

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200128020

  • ISBN: 9798200128013

  • ISBN: 9798200128037

Runtime: 10.28 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The Lost History of Christianity will change how we understand Christian and world history. Leading religion scholar Philip Jenkins reveals a vast Christian world to the east of the Roman Empire and how the earliest, most influential churches of the East—those that had the closest link to Jesus and the early church—died. In this paradigm-shifting book, Jenkins recovers a lost history, showing how the center of Christianity for centuries used to be the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, extending as far as China. Without this lost history, we can't understand Islam or the Middle East, especially Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Complete with maps, statistics, and fascinating stories and characters that no one in the media or the general public has ever heard of, The Lost History of Christianity will immerse the listener in a lost world that was once the heart of Christianity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Philip Jenkins’s marvelous new book…tells the largely forgotten story of Nisibis, and thousands of sites like it, which stretch from Morocco to Kenya to India to China, and which were, deep into the second millennium, the heart of the church.” Weekly Standard
“The book is marvelously accessible for the lay reader and replete with fascinating details to help personalize the ambitious sweep of global history Jenkins undertakes. This is an important counterweight to previous histories that have focused almost exclusively on Christianity in the West.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“In leaner, clearer prose than ever before, Jenkins outlines and analyzes this history, which few present-day Christians have even heard of. This may be the most eye-opening history book of the year.” Booklist (starred review)
“Philip Jenkins’ book is a tour de force in historical retrieval and reconstruction, a work of scholarly restoration that strikes an overdue balance in the story of Christianity. It is studded with insight, with the story presented in a lively and lucid style.” Lamin Sanneh, professor of world christianity and professor of history, Yale University
“Philip Jenkins always writes well on very interesting topics. This time his topic is more than interesting-it is essential reading for anyone with any interest in the history of Christianity.” Rodney Stark, author of The Rise of Christianity
“An exceptionally fine study of a great swathe of Christian history, hugely important in the Christian story but very little known. This thoughtful, elegant and learned survey will remedy the neglect of a subject which students of religion absolutely need to know about.” Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the history of the church, University of Oxford
“In this highly readable and sobering exploration of how religions—including our own—grow, falter and sometimes die, Jenkins adds a unique dimension to present day religious studies in a voice and style that non-specialists can also appreciate.” Harvey Cox, Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard University

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Author

Author Bio: Philip Jenkins

Author Bio: Philip Jenkins

Philip Jenkins, the author of The Lost History of Christianity, Jesus Wars, and The Next Christendom, is a Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He has published articles and op-ed pieces in the Wall Street Journal, the New Republic, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Washington Post and has been a guest on top national radio shows across the country.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English