The Lost History of Christianity | Philip Jenkins
The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church… In this groundbreaking book, renowned religion scholar Philip Jenkins offers a lost history, revealing that, for centuries, Christianity’s center was actually in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with significant communities extending as far as China.
The Lost History of Christianity unveils a vast and forgotten network of the world’s largest and most influential Christian churches that existed to the east of the Roman Empire. These churches and their leaders ruled the Middle East for centuries and became the chief administrators and academics in the new Muslim empire. Philip Jenkins recounts the shocking history of how these churches – those that had the closest link to Jesus and the early church – died.