The Lost History of Christianity

The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia---and How It Died
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Audio (10.28 hours)
Product Number: Z10004872
Released: Nov 11, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400129713
Narrator/s: Dick Hill
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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.

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Author(s): Philip Jenkins
Genre: Religion, History
Original Publish Date: Nov 11, 2008

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Author(s): Philip Jenkins
Narrator(s): Dick Hill
Genre: Religion, History
Product Number DD19909
Released: Nov 11, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400109715
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Author(s): Philip Jenkins
Genre: Religion, History
Product Number EB00242820
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: #9780061980596

Professional reviews

"Dick Hill's reading of Jenkins's revisionist history is pleasant enough, but for this listener it falls short on several counts. Listeners are challenged, for the 10 hours over which the audiobook unfolds, to hold in their minds the names of many unfamiliar people, places, dates, and sects without the helpful visual cue of seeing words on the page. The second quibble is content related. Jenkins's book presents itself as an iconoclastic retelling of the early history of Christianity--of the rise and fall of sects lost to history when Roman Catholic and other orthodox Christianities achieved dominance. It's pitched by its publisher as a "shocking" history of the death of early Christianity, and Dick Hill plays along, occasionally imparting a wide-eyed tone to the narrative that eventually grows tiresome. M.G. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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