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A People's History of Christianity - The Other Side of the Story

Diana Butler Bass

For too long, the history of Christianity has been told as the triumph of orthodox doctrine imposed through power and hierarchy. In A People's History of Christianity, historian and religion expert Diana Butler Bass reveals an alternate history that includes a deep social ethic and far-reaching inclusivity: "the other side of the story" is not a modern phenomenon, but has always been practiced within the church. Butler Bass persuasively argues that corrective-even subversive-beliefs and practices have always been hallmarks of Christianity and are necessary to nourish communities of faith. In the same spirit as Howard Zinn's groundbreaking work The People's History of the United States, Butler Bass's A People's History of Christianity brings to life the movements, personalities, and spiritual disciplines that have always informed and ignited Christian worship and social activism. A People's History of Christianity authenticates the vital, emerging Christian movements of our time, providing the historical evidence that celebrates these movements as thoroughly Christian and faithful to the mission and message of Jesus.

For too long, the history of Christianity has been told as the triumph of orthodox doctrine imposed through power and hierarchy. In A People's History of Christianity, historian and religion expert Diana Butler Bass reveals an alternate history that includes a deep social ethic and far-reaching inclusivity: "the other side of the story" is not a modern phenomenon, but has always been practiced within the church. Butler Bass persuasively argues that corrective-even subversive-beliefs and practices have always been hallmarks of Christianity and are necessary to nourish communities of faith. In the same spirit as Howard Zinn's groundbreaking work The People's History of the United States, Butler Bass's A People's History of Christianity brings to life the movements, personalities, and spiritual disciplines that have always informed and ignited Christian worship and social activism. A People's History of Christianity authenticates the vital, emerging Christian movements of our time, providing the historical evidence that celebrates these movements as thoroughly Christian and faithful to the mission and message of Jesus.
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For too long, the history of Christianity has been told as the triumph of orthodox doctrine imposed through power and hierarchy. In A People's History of Christianity, historian and religion expert Diana Butler Bass reveals an alternate history that includes a deep social ethic and far-reaching inclusivity: "the other side of the story" is not a modern phenomenon, but has always been practiced within the church. Butler Bass persuasively argues that corrective-even subversive-beliefs and practices have always been hallmarks of Christianity and are necessary to nourish communities of faith. In the same spirit as Howard Zinn's groundbreaking work The People's History of the United States, Butler Bass's A People's History of Christianity brings to life the movements, personalities, and spiritual disciplines that have always informed and ignited Christian worship and social activism. A People's History of Christianity authenticates the vital, emerging Christian movements of our time, providing the historical evidence that celebrates these movements as thoroughly Christian and faithful to the mission and message of Jesus.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karen Saltus

Length:

9h 28m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

36:43


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

17:08


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

53:27


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

45:03


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

20:28


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

46:24


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

55:43


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

16:46


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

38:25


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

53:08


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

18:03


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

49:33


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

01:08:16


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

41:30


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

08:05