p. 463. Church and Biblical Christianity
- Linda Woodhead
‘Church and Biblical Christianity’ charts the history of Christianity from the 4th century until the start of the modern period, focusing on how a mode of Christianity became dominant around the notion of a higher power. What do we mean by ‘Church Christianity’ and ‘Biblical Christianity’ and where do they come from? Both the Roman Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox branches belong to the former and it has had the most enduring and extensive influence of all types of Christianity. Biblical Christianity can trace its roots to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. This branch of Christianity assigns the highest authority to the Bible. For Church Christianity the power flows from heaven to earth.