Written by the well- known author Geoffrey Parrinder, this is a succinct yet comprehensive encyclopedia to the largest of the world's faiths.
Christianity is presented both in its historical context and as a religion with great contemporary diversity. From figures and events of the earliest years to twentieth- century movements, and from western to African and Asian churches, Parrinder combines detail with breadth and remains clear and concise throughout.
Geoffrey Parrinder was Emeritus Professor of the Comparative Study of Religions at Kings College London. His many successful books on world religions included Avatar and Incarnation, Sexual Morality in the World Religions, The Bhagavad Gita, Mysticism in the World's Religions and Jesus in the Qu'ran, all published by Oneworld.
Acknowledgements vi Introduction 1 A Concise Encyclopedia of Christianity 13 Chronology 261 Thematic Bibliography 265 Thematic Index 268 Index of Proper Names 276