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The Routledge Companion to Christian History

1st Edition

By Chris Cook


384 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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The Routledge Companion to Christian History is an indispensable aid for anyone seeking comprehensive coverage of the facts in clear, concise and easy to use language. It covers:

  • all key events in the Christian calendar from the persecution of the Roman Empire to the fall of Communism and the rise of Fundamentalism
  • the impact of Islam, the Crusades, Monasticism, and the spread of popular religious movements
  • cross-cultural coverage; as well as Western Christendom, the Orthodox churches of the East and the 'new' churches of Asia and Africa.

Fully cross referenced throughout with a combination of chronologies, glossary and statistics this packed volumes contains everything for the first time student or for anyone revisiting the subject.


'This latest volume in Routledge's famous 'companion series' is a cornucopia of information'Contemporary Review

Table of Contents

The Early Church. The Spread and Development of Christianity. The Conversion of the British Isles. The Impact of Islam. The Northern Crusades: The Teutonic Knights and Northern Europe. Papacy and Empire: The Struggle for Supremacy. Monasticism and Religious Orders. The Church Militant: The Crusades and the Holy Land. Medieval Heresy: The Albigensian Crusade. The Eastern Church: Iconoclasm 1054 and Rus 13. The Great Schism: The Avignon Papacy. Luther and the Reformation in Germany. Calvin Geneva and French Protestantism. The Reformation in England and Scotland. The Radical Reformation: Anabaptists. The Counter-Reformation and the Council of Trent The Church Revolutionary: Liberation Theology in Latin America. The Decline of European Christianity. The Church in the Contemporary World: Crisis and Controversies

About the Author

Chris Cook is former Head of the Modern Archives Unit at the London School of Economics.

About the Series

Routledge Companions to History

Routledge Companions to History offer perfect reference guides to key historical events and eras, providing everything that the student or general reader needs to know.

These comprehensive guides include essential apparatus for navigating through specific topics in a clear and straightforward manner – including introductory articles, biographies and chronologies – to provide accessible and indispensable surveys crammed with vital information valuable for beginner and expert alike.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
RELIGION / Christianity / History