Cambridge; (2006-2009): Cambridge University Press. Large Octavo. Item #028008
The nine volumes are in hardcover with dust jacket and amount to over 6,000 pages. The series clearly is for scholars with articles by W.H.C. Frend, Wayne Meeks, Susan Ashbrook Harvey and many others. This project connects the institution churches with both their systematic theology and practice, covering popular piety as well as the sociology of Christian formation, worship and devotion. It deals intensively also with the historical relationship of church and such religions as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism as well as its uniqueness in its African, Far Eastern, and South Asian tradition. Volume I: Origins to Constantine, Volume II : Eastern Christianity; Volume III: Christianity: Constantine to 600 A.D. with essential work on the formation of patristic thought with an extensive bibliography on the Law, Church Organization and the Trinity both before and after Augustine: Volume IV: Early Medieval Christianity's 600 A.D. to 1100 A.D. Vol. V: Christianity in Western Europe, 1100-1500. Volume VI: Christianity: Reform and Expansion 1500-1660; Volume VII: Christianity: Enlightenment, Reawakening and Revolution, 1660-1815; Volume VIII & IX (2 volumes) Christianity: World Christianity's, 1815-2000. There is no underlining, previous owner identification or any other issues to distract the owner of this fine set. As of October 2020, the hardcovers were still in print at $2550.