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By Robert Bruce Mullin

From the advent: fireplace is a multivalent metaphor. It destroys and refines; its mild illuminates whereas its smoke conceals. . . . In taking fireplace upon the earth because the guiding metaphor for the tale of Christianity in international background, this publication makes an attempt to do justice to the pictures multifaceted implications. buddies, enemies, and impartial observers have judged the tale of Christianity to be one in all striking creativity and bad destruction, of fearless accomplishments and grim mess ups. . . . no matter what else there's to be stated, Christianity has left its mark at the global as without doubt as any fireplace. And the tale and the mark shape the topic of this ebook. With hugely readable narrative, Robert Bruce Mullin surveys the increase and unfold of Christianity through the international. worldwide in concentration and protecting the expanse of Christian historical past, the ebook unveils the demanding situations that Christianity has confronted through the centuries.

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