Brian Stanley pulls off a readable, one-volume history of 20th-century Christianity.
It seems like everywhere you go Christians in one way or another are talking about Christendom. Actually, the word being used most is post-Christendom.
A story of Christian life is incomplete if it ignores material things. If we reorient our gaze, we can see faith through embodied practices.
Robert Wilken's historical survey of Christianity is impressive, accessible and lively. It also leaves out a lot.