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Reply To: What were some of your primary takeaways after reading Christianity in the First 1000 Years? Did anything surprise you?

AvatarQueena Lee

Christianity’s journey beyond the West, as detailed in Stephen Cochrane’s ‘Christian Communities of the Near East: Past, Present, and Future,’ unveils a rich tapestry of history often overlooked. The profound impact of Eastern monasticism on theology and community dynamics, particularly during the 13th century under Kublai Khan’s brief openness to Christianity, underscores early Christian monks’ enduring missionary zeal and spiritual commitment. Their efforts propagated Christianity and molded spiritual landscapes far beyond Europe and America.