Christian History: An Introduction by Alister E. McGrath

By Alister E. McGrath

An immense new creation to the worldwide background of Christianity, written through one of many world's prime theologians and writer of diverse bestselling textbooks. offers a very worldwide evaluation by way of exploring the improvement of Christianity and similar concerns in Asia, Latin the United States and Africa, and never simply targeting Western matters Spanning greater than millennia and mixing components of theology, historical past, and tradition, it strains the advance of all 3 branches of Christianity - Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox - delivering context to Christianity's origins and its hyperlinks to Judaism appears past denominational heritage at Christianity's effect on participants, society, politics, and highbrow concept, in addition to on paintings, structure, and the ordinary sciences Combines McGrath's acute old sensibility with ambitious organizational ability, breaking the fabric down into obtainable, self-contained historic sessions bargains an available and student-oriented textual content, assuming very little develop theological or ancient wisdom at the a part of the reader

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By Alister E. McGrath

An immense new creation to the worldwide background of Christianity, written through one of many world's prime theologians and writer of diverse bestselling textbooks. offers a very worldwide evaluation by way of exploring the improvement of Christianity and similar concerns in Asia, Latin the United States and Africa, and never simply targeting Western matters Spanning greater than millennia and mixing components of theology, historical past, and tradition, it strains the advance of all 3 branches of Christianity - Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox - delivering context to Christianity's origins and its hyperlinks to Judaism appears past denominational heritage at Christianity's effect on participants, society, politics, and highbrow concept, in addition to on paintings, structure, and the ordinary sciences Combines McGrath's acute old sensibility with ambitious organizational ability, breaking the fabric down into obtainable, self-contained historic sessions bargains an available and student-oriented textual content, assuming very little develop theological or ancient wisdom at the a part of the reader

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10; Hopkins, Nicholas of Cusa, 78–79. 42 Hagemann, Christentum, 78. 43 Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and Remaking of World Order (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996). cusanus, islam, and religious tolerance 17 Whether or not such classification by Huntington is correct is not a question this essay can address. The real question for me is whether or not it is more appropriate and important to discuss present and future world politics on the basis of religion, rather than culture and civilization.

2; Hopkins, Nicholas of Cusa, 75. Erich Meuthen “Der Fall von Konstantinopel und der lateinische Westen,” Historische Zeitschrift 237 (1983): 1–35. For Cusanus’s opinion on Tartars, see Kazuhiko Yamaki, “Shinko no Heiwa (De pace fidei),” Bunka Ronshu 23 (September, 2003): 1–21. K. , Shinko no Heiwa, (De pace fidei), 582. According to Cusanus, Buddhists were “idol worshipping Indians” (Yamaki, 597–598). De pace fidei, I, n. 6; Hopkins, Nicholas of Cusa, 35. cusanus, islam, and religious tolerance 11 concluded that religions must seek harmony and mutual help through discussions and reciprocal understanding, rather than choosing to compete or reject each other.

The knowledge of Islam that he gained during his stay in Constantinople, and more specifically the Latin translations that he gathered during his travels, would help him later to express his theological reflections on the Fall of Constantinople. The first reflection, De pace fidei, written shortly after the fall, contained a fervent plea for peace between religions. In this fictitious dialogue between 3 I have recently explored this aspect further in my article “One Faith—Different Rites: Nicholas of Cusa’s New Awareness of Religious Pluralism,” in Understanding Religious Pluralism: Perspectives from Religious Studies and Theology, ed.

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