The Church and Empire

Brown, S. J., Methuen, C. and Spicer, A. (Eds.) (2018) The Church and Empire. Series: Studies in Church History. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781108473798

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‘The Church and Empire’, the theme of Studies in Church History 54, reflects the reality that from its beginnings, the Christian Church has had close, often symbiotic, relationships with empires and imperial power. Initially the Church engaged with the Roman empire, subsequently in Europe with the Carolingian empire, the Anglo-Norman, Genoese, Venetian and Holy Roman empires, and later – through the Church’s global expansion with European empires in the Americas, Africa and Asia – the Spanish empire, the Dutch empire, the French empire and the British empire, and the imperial structures they encountered there. Under the presidency of Professor Stewart J. Brown (Edinburgh), this volume brings together the work of scholars including Gillian Clark (Bristol), Rosamond McKitterick (Cambridge), Ruth Macrides (Birmingham) and Ronald Po-Chia Hsia (Penn State) to explore the relations of Churches and empires, and Christian conceptions of empire, in the ancient, medieval, early modern and modern periods, as well as the role of empire in the global expansion of Christianity.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Methuen, Professor Charlotte
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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