Read more about the article A History of Christianity episode 6 – God in the Dock
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A History of Christianity episode 6 – God in the Dock

A History of Christianity episode 6: Diarmaid MacCulloch's own life story makes him a symbol of a distinctive feature about Western Christianity - scepticism, a tendency to doubt which has transformed both Western culture and Christianity.     A History of Christianity episode 6 - God in the Dock   In the final programme in the series, he asks where that change came from. He challenges the simplistic notion that faith in Christianity has steadily ebbed away before the relentless…

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Read more about the article A History of Christianity episode 5 – Protestantism – The Evangelical Explosion
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A History of Christianity episode 5 – Protestantism – The Evangelical Explosion

A History of Christianity episode 5: Diarmaid MacCulloch traces the growth of an exuberant expression of faith that has spread across the globe - Evangelical Protestantism. Today, it is associated with conservative politics, but the whole story is distinctly more unexpected.     A History of Christianity episode 5 - Protestantism - The Evangelical Explosion   It is easily forgotten that the evangelical explosion has been driven by a concern for social justice and the claim that one could stand…

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A History of Christianity episode 3 – Orthodoxy – From Empire to Empire

A History of Christianity episode 3 - Orthodoxy: today, Eastern Orthodox Christianity flourishes in the Balkans and Russia, with over 150 million members worldwide. It is unlike Catholicism or Protestantism - worship is carefully choreographed, icons pull the faithful into a mystical union with Christ, and everywhere there is a symbol of a fierce-looking bird, the double-headed eagle. What story is this ancient drama trying to tell us?     A History of Christianity episode 3 - Orthodoxy - From…

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