The Old Religion In A New World The History Of North American Christianity -

the old religion in a new world the history of north - mark a noll a reformed evangelical christian and a professor of history at the university of notre dame has written a textbook introduction and summary in his book the old religion in the new world a history of the north american christianity to the history of christianity in north america, the new shape of world christianity how american - 2010 christianity today book award winner with characteristic rigor and insight in this book mark noll revisits the history of the american church in the context of world events, history of christianity new world encyclopedia - the history of christianity concerns the history of the christian religion and the church from jesus and his twelve apostles and seventy disciples to contemporary times christianity is the monotheistic religion which considers itself based on the revelation of jesus christ in many christian denominations the church is understood theologically as the institution founded by jesus for the, christianity the world s largest religion home page of - christianity started out in palestine as a fellowship it moved to greece and became a philosophy it moved to italy and became an institution it moved to europe and became a culture it came to america and became an enterprise, world religions religion statistics geography church - adherents com is a growing collection of church membership and religion adherent statistics over 44 000 statistics for over 4 300 faith groups from all world religions major religions and most minor religions listing number of adherents number of congregations and number of countries includes both world totals and regional country breakdowns, major religions ranked by size adherents com - the classical world religions list there are twelve classical world religions this is the list of religions described most often in surveys of the subject and studied in world religion classes some of them more for historical rather than contemporary reasons, moralistic therapeutic deism the new american religion - when christian smith and his fellow researchers with the national study of youth and religion at the university of north carolina at chapel hill took a close look at the religious beliefs held by american teenagers they found that the faith held and described by most adolescents came down to something the researchers identified as moralistic therapeutic deism, history of religion in america - introduction the issue of religious freedom has played a significant role in the history of the united states and the remainder of north america