Given the diversity and complexity of development in the twentieth century, a history of the Christian Church from 1900 to the present day poses unique challenges. But in his lively treatment of the modern Church, Jeremy Morris aims for just cohesiveness. He emphasises the changing relationship of Western churches to the many forms of Christianity in other parts of the world, while also departing from the Eurocentric worldview of previous histories. His volume offers three major perspectives. The first is political, in which the history of the modern Church is assessed through a prism of international conflicts and international relations. The second perspective is regional, in which coverage as given not only to Europe and the Americas, but also to Christianity in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific Rim and Australasian. The author's third Major perspective is institutional, in which he discusses particular Christian traditions and their relationships with each other, with other faiths and with wider cultures. An epilogue evaluates the future and prospects for Christianity in the new millennium.
The Church in the Modern Age
PublisherI.B. Tauris & Co.