A Short History of Christianity by Stephen Tomkins

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Worshipped by 2 billion Christians worldwide, Jesus Christ is the most famous human being ever. Stephen Tomkins takes the reader on a enlightening and enjoyable journey through the key stages of Christian development, covering the people, the events, the movements, the controversies and the expansion of the Church in this lively ‘warts and all’ portrait. The book begins with the life of Jesus before looking at the spread of the early church and the Roman Empire. Tomkins then continues the story of Christianity right up to the present day, including discussion of topics such as: the Eastern church, battles between East and West, the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation, the Enlightenment and the impact of science. The author also provides a snapshot of the worldwide church of the 21st century and explores the challenges it faces.

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Stephen Tomkins has a PhD in Church History from London Bible College.
Published August 19, 2005 by Lion Books. 257 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Moreover, no one reading Tomkins would ever know that women or non-European thinkers have played significant roles in Christian history.

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