Entangled Christianities

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David Anthony
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: 
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing
    , July
     2016.
     115 pages.
     £41.99.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9781443893022.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Entangled Christianities looks at Christianity in flux. Each chapter recounts a moment of crisis and opportunity in the history of Christianity; from the selection of the biblical canon to the Iconoclast struggle of the Reformation, and from the religious conversions of Scandinavian Norsemen and Native Americans to the establishment of religious liberty in the US Constitution. 

In each event, Christianity engages in a dialogue with internal and external voices, thereby negotiating the shape and meaning of Christianity. Underlying these negotiations is an often unstated reality; that there is not and never has been a single Christianity. The meaning and direction of Christianity was disputed, even in the days of Peter, Paul and James. The history of Christianity can perhaps be better understood as a history of Christianities. This work is designed to capture pivotal moments, wherein Christianity encountered challenges to its identity and structures.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

David Anthony is a historian, poet and artist. Born in Michigan, he joined the US Air Force after high school and lived for three years in Japan. Later, he earned a BA and MA in English Literature and Creative Writing, and published Out of the Blue, a collection of poetry and short fiction. Returning to his studies, he recently completed a second MA in the History of Christianity from the Graduate Theological Union. His upcoming book, Agents of Translation, is a comparative study of Christian conversion in Scandinavia and Latin America. David and his wife Claudia live in San Rafael, California.

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