19 August 2014

The Forgotten Christian World

The Forgotten Christian World, by Philip Jenkins (History Today, vol. 59 no. 4, August 2014)

In the first millennium, Christianity spread east from Palestine to Iraq, and on to India and China, becoming a global religion accepting of, and accepted by, other faiths. But with the Mongol invasions of the 13th century, Christianity’s eastern journey came to an end. Philip Jenkins recovers this lost history.