- Traces Christian ideas, conversations, experiences and practices from the first century through to the dawn of modernity at the end of the eighteenth century.
- Presents an inclusive history, considering the critical roles of women and religious ‘others’– dissenting Christians, Jews and Muslims – in shaping Christian thought.
- Sets Christian ideas in the context of conversations, controversies and concrete circumstances.
- Demonstrates the importance of liturgical and devotional exercises to the practice of Christianity.
- Treats words, images, music and architecture all as primary evidence of Christian traditions.
- Is accompanied by a CD Rom containing hundreds of visuals to support the theories and examples discussed throughout the volume.
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