By Robert Bruce Mullin

From the creation: hearth is a multivalent metaphor. It destroys and refines; its mild illuminates whereas its smoke conceals. . . . In taking hearth upon the earth because the guiding metaphor for the tale of Christianity in global historical past, this publication makes an attempt to do justice to the photographs multifaceted implications. acquaintances, enemies, and impartial observers have judged the tale of Christianity to be one in every of awesome creativity and bad destruction, of fearless accomplishments and grim mess ups. . . . no matter what else there's to be acknowledged, Christianity has left its mark at the international as absolutely as any hearth. And the tale and the mark shape the topic of this booklet. With hugely readable narrative, Robert Bruce Mullin surveys the increase and unfold of Christianity through the global. international in concentration and masking the expanse of Christian background, the ebook unveils the demanding situations that Christianity has confronted during the centuries.

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