Full Text

Introduction


Subject Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631198963.2005.00002.x


Extract

Christianity remains a major presence in the modern world. Although there has been an erosion of its power bases in western Europe, it continues to be of major significance in North and South America. The collapse of Marxism in eastern Europe has seen a resurgence of Christian activity in that region, with former university faculties of theology being re-established and new ones founded. The expansion of Christianity continues in sub-Saharan Africa and the countries of eastern Asia, such as Korea. There is thus an ongoing need for a reliable overview of its leading ideas and their impact upon the modern world. The present volume is designed as an authoritative, readable and reliable reference source for all those who are interested in, or wish to learn about, the main features of modern Christian thought. It aims to inform, stimulate and correlate and to direct attention to other sources for further information. Modern Christian thought is massive and complex, with considerable regional and denominational variations; this volume aims to provide as comprehensive and reliable a guide as possible to the movement. The term ‘modern’ is notoriously difficult to define; it is here taken to mean the period in western culture which began with the Enlightenment, dating from the opening of the eighteenth century. ‘Christian thought’ is here not taken in the narrow academic sense of ‘Christian ... log in or subscribe to read full text

Log In

You are not currently logged-in to Blackwell Reference Online

If your institution has a subscription, you can log in here:

 

     Forgotten your password?

Find out how to subscribe.

Your library does not have access to this title. Please contact your librarian to arrange access.


[ access key 0 : accessibility information including access key list ] [ access key 1 : home page ] [ access key 2 : skip navigation ] [ access key 6 : help ] [ access key 9 : contact us ] [ access key 0 : accessibility statement ]

Blackwell Publishing Home Page

Blackwell Reference Online ® is a Blackwell Publishing Inc. registered trademark
Technology partner: Semantico Ltd.

Blackwell Publishing and its licensors hold the copyright in all material held in Blackwell Reference Online. No material may be resold or published elsewhere without Blackwell Publishing's written consent, save as authorised by a licence with Blackwell Publishing or to the extent required by the applicable law.

Back to Top