Re:Christianity's Lost History
- To SOCM News Bureau,
Many thanks for the referral link about Mr. Jenkins findings on the "Christianity's lost History".
The knowledge and insight are woth reading. I would recommend it to members interested to know the persecutions suffered by our Christian brethren elsewhere in the word between AD 600 to AD 1600 and also in recent times. Our forefathers and us have been lucky to be in a comparatively more helpful surroundings, but for the infighting we created on our own.�
--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, SOCM News Bureau wrote:
> Christianity�s Lost History
> BOOK REVIEW
> Recovering a Forgotten Chapter
> by J. Peter Pham
> Nowadays, any serious discussion of the shifting demographics of Christianity inevitably leads to Philip Jenkins, the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of the Humanities in History and Religious Studies at Penn State University.
> While Christianity was born in the Levant, today its history is largely thought of in terms the two great centers, both in Europe, around which the ecclesiastical politics within the Roman Empire coalesced�Rome and Constantinople. What gets forgotten is that there were other great centers beyond the frontiers of the oikoumene and that much of what is now referred to as �the Islamic world� was once Christian.
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