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Written by the well- known author Geoffrey Parrinder, this is a succinct yet comprehensive encyclopedia to the largest of the world’s faiths.
Christianity is presented both in its historical context and as a religion with great contemporary diversity. From figures and events of the earliest years to twentieth- century movements, and from western to African and Asian churches, Parrinder combines detail with breadth and remains clear and concise throughout.
About the Author
Geoffrey Parrinder is Professor Emeritus of the Comparative Study of Religions at the University of London. After his ordination as a Methodist Minister, he spent twenty years teaching in West Africa and studying African religions. He has written many highly successful books that have been translated into twelve languages, and has travelled widely, lecturing on the comparative study of religions in Australia, America, India, Japan and at Oxford.
"handbook to answer the immediate question, whet the appetite, and prompt the direction of further enquiry. It is a miracle of comprehensiveness at an eminently modest price."
— Expository Times
"greatest contributions to those who study religion"
— RE Today/Resource/BJRE
"wide-ranging and authoritative"
— British Journal of Religious Education