Volume I: Earliest Christianity to 1453
Includes maps, illustrations, indices
This first comprehensive account of Christianity as a world religion is a landmark, offering the work of five years of a team of 43 international scholars and consultants. For the first time, the peoples of Asia, Africa, and the Near East take their rightful place in the account of the unfolding of the Christian story from its beginnings to the 15th century.
Traditional church histories...underestimate its role in the history of Asia and Africa... This corrective to the understanding of the history of Christianity has long been necessary, and has been successfully accomplished by the authors and their consultants. This is an excellent, scholarly study which will be of great use to university students of Christianity.
- W.H.C. Frend, in Theology (UK).