The Church in the Modern Age (The I.B.Tauris History of the Christian Church)
Given the diversity and complexity of developments in thetwentieth century, a history of the Christian Church in the modernperiod is in some ways the most challenging volume of all to write.But Jeremy Morris succeeds in presenting a coherent account of theChurch. He emphasises the changing relationship of Western churchesto the many forms of Christianity in other parts of the world,while also departing from the Eurocentric worldview of previoushistories. His volume offers three major perspectives. The first ispolitical, in which the history of the modern Church is assessedthrough a prism of international conflicts and internationalrelations. The second perspective is regional, in which coverage isgiven not only to Europe and the Americas , but to Christianity inAfrica, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific Rim and Australasia. Theauthor's third major perspective is institutional, in which hediscusses particular Christian traditions and their relationshipswith each other, with other faiths and with wider cultures. Anepilogue evaluates the future and prospects for Christianity in thenew millennium.