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Chapter 3: History of Christianity

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1. Title Title of document Chapter 3: History of Christianity - Religions of a Single God
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Zeba Crook; Carleton University; Canada
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
4. Subject Keyword(s) monotheism; Judaism; Christianity; Islam; Abrahamic religions; religion textbook
5. Subject Subject classification Monotheistic religions
6. Description Abstract Christianity has been the largest religion in the world for over 1500 years, currently
accounting for 31.5% of the global population, or 2.2 billion people, compared with
1.6 billion Muslims, and 14 million Jews. This chapter attempts to explain how a movement of fourth century Christ-followers scattered around the Mediterranean went on to become the largest of all religions in the world. First, we must establish how these groups of Christ-followers become Christianity, and from there we can discuss how the twists and turns of history, politics, geography, and piety combined to establish the wealth, power, unprecedented and unpredictable global presence of Christianity.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 15-May-2019
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.36412
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Religions of a Single God
16. Language English=en en
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd