Readings in World Christian History
By: John Coakley Andrea Sterk
Through the advice of many scholars of Christian origins the selections here include texts that show students how Christianity developed and was lived in Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean. These texts show Christian life beyond the confines of Byzantine and Western Christendom as Christians enter the Mongol and Chinese courts, struggle to cope with Islam, and continue to live in places such as Ethiopia and Egypt.
Designed for the classroom Readings in World Christian History highlights the variety of Christianities that grew out of the Palestinian Jesus Movement of the first century.
John Coakley holds the L. Russell Feakdes Memorial Professor of Church History at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Jersey.
Andrea Sterk is assistant professor of history at the University of Florida. Her books include Renouncing the World Yet Leading the Church: The Monk-Bishop in Late Antiquity.