The First Thousand Years Book

The First Thousand Years

  • Author : Robert Louis Wilken
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300118841

The First Thousand Years Book Description :

Describes the first 1,000 years of Christian history, from the early practices and beliefs through the conversion of Constantine as well as documenting its growth to communities in Ethiopia, Armenia, Central Asia, India and China.

The First Thousand Years Book

The First Thousand Years

  • Author : Robert Louis Wilken
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300188981

The First Thousand Years Book Description :

This sweeping history begins with the life of Jesus and narrates the remarkable story of Christianity as it unfolded over the next thousand years. Unique in its global scope, the book encompasses the vast geographical span of early Christianity, from the regions around the Mediterranean Sea through the Middle East and beyond to central Asia, India, and China. Robert Louis Wilken, beloved professor and renowned author, selects people and events of particular importance in Christian history to bring into focus the full drama of the new religion's development. The coming of Christianity, he demonstrates, set in motion one of the most profound revolutions the world has known. DIVWilken tracks the growth of Christian communities around the ancient world and shows how the influence of Christianity led not only to the remaking of cultures but also to the creation of new civilizations. He explores the powerful impact of the rise and spread of Islam on Christianity and devotes several chapters to the early experiences of Christians under Muslim rule in the Middle East, Egypt, north Africa, and Spain. By expanding the telling of Christian history to encompass perspectives beyond just those of the West, Wilken highlights how interactions with new peoples and languages changed early Christian practices, even as the shared rituals of Christian people bound them in spiritual unity despite their deep cultural differences./div

The Path of Christianity Book

The Path of Christianity

  • Author : John Anthony McGuckin
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 1207
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830899524

The Path of Christianity Book Description :

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Tried by Fire Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Tried by Fire

  • Author : William J. Bennett
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780718018719

Tried by Fire Book Description :

Full of larger-than-life characters, stunning acts of bravery, and heart-rending sacrifice, Tried by Fire narrates the rise and expansion of Christianity from an obscure regional sect to the established faith of the world’s greatest empire with influence extending from India to Ireland, Scandinavia to Ethiopia, and all points in between. William J. Bennett explores the riveting lives of saints and sinners, paupers and kings, merchants and monks who together—and against all odds—changed the world forever. To tell their story, Bennett follows them through the controversies and trials of their time. Challenged by official persecution, heresy, and schism, they held steadfast to the truth of Christ. Strengthened by poets, preachers, and theologians, they advanced in devotion and love. In this moving and accessible narrative, Tried by Fire speaks across centuries to offer insight into the people and events that shaped the faith that continues to shape our lives today.

The Olympic Games Book

The Olympic Games

  • Author : M. I. Finley
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-05-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486149417

The Olympic Games Book Description :

A definitive survey of the Olympic Games, from 776 B.C. to A.D. 261. Readers are introduced, with absorbing detail, to the games' events and their historical, social, and religious context. 40 unnumbered plates of illustrations.

Christianity Book
Score: 4.5
From 16 Ratings


  • Author : Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-03-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 1216
  • ISBN 10 : 1101189991

Christianity Book Description :

The New York Times bestseller and definitive history of Christianity for our time—from the award-winning author of The Reformation and Silence A product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity goes back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the major turning points in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox history and fills in often neglected accounts of conversion and confrontation in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. MacCulloch introduces us to monks and crusaders, heretics and reformers, popes and abolitionists, and discover Christianity's essential role in shaping human history and the intimate lives of men and women. And he uncovers the roots of the faith that galvanized America, charting the surprising beliefs of the founding fathers, the rise of the Evangelical movement and of Pentecostalism, and the recent crises within the Catholic Church. Bursting with original insights and a great pleasure to read, this monumental religious history will not soon be surpassed.

The Ancient Synagogue Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Ancient Synagogue

  • Author : Lee I. Levine
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 796
  • ISBN 10 : 0300106289

The Ancient Synagogue Book Description :

Annotation The synagogue was one of the most central and revolutionary institutions of ancient Judaism leaving an indelible mark on Christianity and Islam as well. This commanding book provides an in-depth and comprehensive history of the synagogue from the Hellenistic period to the end of late antiquity. Drawing exhaustively on archeological evidence and on such literary sources as rabbinic material, the New Testament, Jewish writings of the Second Temple period, and Christian and pagan works, Lee Levine traces the development of the synagogue from what was essentially a communal institution to one which came to embody a distinctively religious profile. Exploring its history in the Greco-Roman and Byzantine periods in both Palestine and the Diaspora, he describes the synagogue's basic features: its physical remains; its role in the community; its leadership; the roles of rabbis, Patriarchs, women, and priests in its operation; its liturgy; and its art. What emerges is a fascinating mosaic of a dynamic institution that succeeded in integrating patterns of social and religious behavior from the contemporary non-Jewish society while maintaining a distinctively Jewish character.

Ol  Max Evans Book

Ol Max Evans

  • Author : Slim Randles
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 0826335896

Ol Max Evans Book Description :

From his childhood in West Texas to his adolescence as a cowboy in northeastern New Mexico, from D-Day in World War II to the wild world of Hollywood, Max Evans has truly lived many lifetimes. Peppered through all this mayhem were stints as a gold smuggler, mining company executive, artist in Taos, professional calf roper, movie producer and legendary partygoer. Through all the years of havoc and hijinks, Max has remained true to his many best friends, and to his writing. From The Rounders, which brought him fame, money, and his first movie deal, to Madam Millie, his biography of a celebrated New Mexico madam, Max's work has paralleled his own life. In Ol' Max Evans we witness his friendships, the wild horses, the bar brawls, the discovery of his place in literature, the laughter, and a mystical world of shadows and mystery, which date back to the year he spent with his grandmother as a boy.

Poland Book


  • Author : Patrice M. Dabrowski
  • Publisher : Northern Illinois University Press
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN 10 : 087580487X

Poland Book Description :

Poland: The First Thousand Years is a sweeping account designed to amplify major figures, moments, milestones, and turning points in Polish history. These include important battles and illustrious individuals, alliances forged by marriages and choices of religious denomination, and meditations on the likes of the Polish battle slogan "for our freedom and yours" that resounded during the Polish fight for independence in the long 19th century and echoed in the Solidarity period of the late 20th century. -- From dust jacket.

Tenterden Book


  • Author : Hugh Roberts
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Tenterden (England)
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : 0947828346

Tenterden Book Description :

The Christians  Their First Two Thousand Years Book

The Christians Their First Two Thousand Years

  • Author : Ted Byfield
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Church history
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 0968987389

The Christians Their First Two Thousand Years Book Description :

The Christians is the history of Christianity, told chronologically, epoch by epoch, century by century, beginning at Pentecost and concluding with Christians as we find ourselves in the twenty-first century. It will consist of approximately twelve volumes, produced over a 10-year period at the beginning of the third Christian millennium. It is written and edited by Christians for Christians of all denominations. Its purpose is to tell the story of the Christian family, so that we may be knowledgeable of our origins, may well know and wisely profit from the experiences of our past both good and bad, and may find strength and inspiration to face the challenges of our era from the magnificent examples set for us by those who went before. - Back cover.

Syrian Christians Under Islam Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Syrian Christians Under Islam

  • Author : David Richard Thomas
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9004120556

Syrian Christians Under Islam Book Description :

These papers from the Third Woodbrooke-Mingana Symposium on "Arab Christianity in Greater Syria in the pre-Ottoman Period" portray aspects of the distinctive character developed by Arab Christianity as it endeavoured to preserve its identity while coming under influences from Islam.

A History of Japanese Literature Book

A History of Japanese Literature

  • Author : Shūichi Katō
  • Publisher : Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 0870114913

A History of Japanese Literature Book Description :

Studies the development of Japanese literature from the folktales and poetry of the Age of the Manyoshu to the dramatic works of the Muromachi period ending in 1568, emphasizing its relation to social, cultural and intellectual developments

Khajuraho Book


  • Author : Shobita Punja
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010-10-14
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9789385890406

Khajuraho Book Description :

An updated version of the critically-acclaimed Divine Ecstasy: The Story of Khajuraho, this is an eye-opening book on one of India's most fascinating heritage sites and is indispensable reading for all those interested in rediscovering India's cultural past. Includes 67 photographs.

The Christian West and Its Singers Book

The Christian West and Its Singers

  • Author : Christopher Page
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 692
  • ISBN 10 : 0300112572

The Christian West and Its Singers Book Description :

Traces the history of Western music, placing singers and songs in context with the social, political, and economic life as Western Europe was reconstructed following the collapse of Roman power.

The First Thousand Years Book

The First Thousand Years

  • Author : Mary T. Malone
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Feminist theology
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 1570753652

The First Thousand Years Book Description :

Christianity  First 2000 Years Book

Christianity First 2000 Years

  • Author : Geoffrey Edwards
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 676
  • ISBN 10 : 9780304704699

Christianity First 2000 Years Book Description :

"David Edwards provides a sensitive critique which is helpful to those with no specialist knowledge and satisfying to the theologically educated." --Church Growth Digest>

A History of Christianity Book

A History of Christianity

  • Author : Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Christianity
  • Pages : 1161
  • ISBN 10 : 0713998695

A History of Christianity Book Description :

Christianity has had an incalculable impact on human history, not just spiritual beliefs and the organization of religion, but in politics, war and human society. Diarmaid MacCullough takes the story of Christianity back to its origins in Judaism and Greek culture a thousand years before Jesus Christ's birth and forward to its expansion in the contemporary world. He explores the ways in which, over three millennia, the cosmic puzzle of God made human gave Christianity a constant struggle to find its identity. He shows how the Roman Empire moved form executing Jesus and persecuting his followers to protecting an established Christian Church; how Rome, the city where Christ's foremost apostles Peter and Paul met their deaths, has come to symbolize one version of the Christian Church. He points to the great might-have-been of Christian history, when, in 451, many Christians rejected an Emperor's imposed compromise solution to the Jesus problem and embarked on ventures to make Christianity a religion of Africa and the Far East. He explores Christianity's complicated and often contentious relationship to its parent Judaism and cousin Islam, and tells the story of the sixteenth-century split within Western Christianity which produced Protestantism and a continuing Roman Catholicism. In this book we see how Christianity has changed its mind on vital moral questions, such as the permissibility of warfare and slavery, and we learn how the campaign against slavery not only transformed Christianity but helped turn it into a worldwide faith.

Marihuana Book


  • Author : E.L. Abel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781489921895

Marihuana Book Description :

Of all the plants men have ever grown, none has been praised and denounced as often as marihuana (Cannabis sativa). Throughout the ages, marihuana has been extolled as one of man's greatest benefactors and cursed as one of his greatest scourges. Marihuana is undoubtedly a herb that has been many things to many people. Armies and navies have used it to make war, men and women to make love. Hunters and fishermen have snared the most ferocious creatures, from the tiger to the shark, in its herculean weave. Fashion designers have dressed the most elegant women in its supple knit. Hangmen have snapped the necks of thieves and murderers with its fiber. Obstetricians have eased the pain of childbirth with its leaves. Farmers have crushed its seeds and used the oil within to light their lamps. Mourners have thrown its seeds into blazing fires and have had their sorrow transformed into blissful ecstasy by the fumes that filled the air. Marihuana has been known by many names: hemp, hashish, dagga, bhang, loco weed, grass-the list is endless. Formally christened Cannabis sativa in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus, marihuana is one of nature's hardiest specimens. It needs little care to thrive. One need not talk to it, sing to it, or play soothing tranquil Brahms lullabies to coax it to grow. It is as vigorous as a weed. It is ubiquitous. It fluorishes under nearly every possible climatic condition.

The Burning Tree Book

The Burning Tree

  • Author :
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000013820

The Burning Tree Book Description :

A selection of Welsh verse, from its beginnings around 600 A.D. up into the 17th century. Nearly 50 poems, both in the original Welsh and in English translation, are included.