Here is a one-volume history of the Christian people from Pentecost to the present day, with principal focus on the Catholic Church. Having passed AD 2000 it seems appropriate and necessary to have a new short history of the first two millennia of the Christian era. In the last half century there has been a massive amount of research into Church history, published in learned articles and in multi-volume works. Full notice is taken of these recent scholarly initiatives in writing this short account, which is also eminently readable. In each section there is a balance between the institution
Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes and Abbreviations; Map: The Mediterranean World; Introduction; Chapter 1 Pentecost to the Fourth Century; Chapter 2 Early Middle Ages: 400-1054; Chapter 3 Central and Late Middle Ages; Chapter 4 Early Modern Catholicism: 1500-1800; Chapter 5 Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; Conclusion; Appendix: List of Ecumenical Councils; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
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