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Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Many Surprises of 20th-Century Christianity

The Many Surprises of 20th-Century Christianity
Brian Stanley’s global history makes connections and draws lessons that others are apt to miss.
Philip Jenkins
A reader might well approach Brian Stanley’s Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A World History with a mix of intrigue and skepticism. How on earth, we might ask, can even the most skilled writer incorporate every major theme and movement, every key thinker and theological debate, in this action-packed era? How many thousands of pages would such a vaultingly ambitious project demand? How could such a book offer a proper and equitable balance between the worlds of Old and New Christendom? ...
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