A Short World History of Christianity


Each reading analysis allows students to articulate a critical response to assigned readings from A Short World History of Christianity and selected primary sources.

How do I complete this assignment? What should I write?

Completing this assignment involves writing two sets of responses: one for the textbook, and one for the selected primary sources.

Textbook (A Short World History of Christianity)

First, read the assigned pages from A Short World History of Christianity for Week 1.

Then, describe the main idea of each chapter in the assigned reading. Your description should be about 5-6 sentences for each chapter.

Finally, choose one main event from the assigned reading and answer the following questions:

  1. How does this main event relate to other events/ideas in the history of Christianity? What events or contexts contributed or led up to this main event?
  2. What impact does this event have on society? What impact does this event have on the church?
  3. What historical lessons can be taken from this event and applied to today’s Christian church?

Selected Primary Sources

First, read the assigned primary source excerpt for Week 1.

Next, summarize the content of the primary source. Your summary should be about 5-6 sentences.

Finally, list at least two discussion questions that reflect careful reading and consideration of the primary source.

Note: You should not list ‘factual’ questions like “Where was Augustine born?” Discussion questions should be questions we can talk about as a class. Here’s an example of a good discussion question on Justin Martyr’s Second Apology:

According to the Second Apology, which philosophers does Justin consider good, “earnest men”? Why? According to Justin, which philosophers do not deserve “abundance and glory”? Why not?


A Short World History of Christianity

In Mullin’s “A Short World History of Christianity,” Chapter 1 focuses on the Christians’ belief that there is a battle between God and Satan in the world where God sent Jesus to overthrow the power of Satan. Therefore, the Messiah was an instrument to teach the kingdom of God and create a new relationship between man and God. Moreover, Jesus would restore the kingship of David and Jewish power and reinforce that God’s kingdom is both the present and the future.

Moreover, in chapter 2, Mullin describes the transition from the cherished Hebrew scriptures to the Gospel that was interpreted through the lens of Jesus’s life and work. The Chapter highlights the apostles developed the early Christian writings based on the life of Jesus that the synagogue and the church …………for help with this assignment contact us via Email Address: consulttutor10@gmail.com

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