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What are some of the best books on Christianity in Asia?

Moffett’s A History of Christianity in Asia: Beginnings to 1500 is a superior read in every way. I read this book slowly a few pages a day for a time period spanning over a year as a supplement to other books I was reading.

What is your review of Samuel Moffett’s book on Asia?

Samuel Moffett’s book is so well-written, balanced in its approach, and academic yet approachable. It is HEAVILY footnoted so you’ll have no problem fact-checking as well as delving deeper into the complexities of the Church’s amazing journey in Asia if you want to do additional study later.

How does Moffett treat the formation of the early church?

Unlike other treatments of this subject, Moffett is not trying to put forth a particular ideology or accept wholesale hagiography. While he respects the traditions of some about the formations of the early church, he analyzes these traditions critically to see what might be reality and what might be more myth.

What is the significance of the book Moffett’s work?

Moffett brings into dramatic relief events that illustrate both the broad patterns and the vital details of the spread of Christianity on a continent. Joshua’s Jihad? A Reexamination of Religious Violence in the Christian and Islamic Traditions

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The story of Christianity in the West has often been told, but the history of Christianity in the East is not as well known.

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The history of Christianity in the West has often been told, but the story of Christianity in the East has received scant attention. This Christianity looked neither to Rome nor Constantinople, and for centuries remained proudly Asian. This first volume of Samuel Moffett’s epic history reveals this fascinating and little-known story.

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"A wonderful addition to any library of historical works . . . will expand the understanding of ‘the Church’ as truly universal, transhistorical and multi- cultural, and never again to be reduced to or confused with the Church of Christendom. This book is a gift to us all." – Anthony J. Gittins

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4.5 out of 5 stars for A History of Christianity in Asia, Volume 1: Beginnings to 1500. View reviews of this product.

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This second volume of Samuel Moffett’s acclaimed History of Christianity in Asia illustrates the advance of the modern missionary movement in the continent of its birth. Like the first volume, it makes available immense research in a readable and engaging narrative.