Readings in World Christian History Earliest Christianity to 1453

Readings in World Christian History  Earliest Christianity to 1453
Author: John Wayland Coakley,Andrea Sterk
Pages: 435
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114677748
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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This companion to "History of the World Christian Movement explores how varied and multi-cultural Christian origins and history really are.

Readings in World Christian History

Readings in World Christian History
Author: Anonim
Pages: 435
ISBN: LCCN:2003021865
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Readings in World Christian History

Readings in World Christian History
Author: John Wayland Coakley,Andrea Sterk
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:885231926
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Readings in World History

Readings in World History
Author: William Hardy McNeill,Jean W. Sedlar
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105005699314
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Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Readings in Christian Ethics

Readings in Christian Ethics
Author: J. Philip Wogaman,Douglas M. Strong
Pages: 388
ISBN: 0664255744
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Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
Language: en

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Contains 70 readings from the Fathers to Bernard Haring from Catholic and Protestant traditions.

The First Thousand Years

The First Thousand Years
Author: Robert Louis Wilken
Pages: 388
ISBN: 9780300118841
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Release: 2012-11-27
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

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Describes the first 1,000 years of Christian history, from the early practices and beliefs through the conversion of Constantine as well as documenting its growth to communities in Ethiopia, Armenia, Central Asia, India and China.

The Christian History Devotional

The Christian History Devotional
Author: J. Stephen Lang
Pages: 389
ISBN: 9781400204335
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Release: 2012
Editor: Thomas Nelson Inc
Language: en

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A fresh and inspirational daily encounter with fascinating people, pivotal moments, and crucial issues over two millennia of Christian history. What happened on this day-or, more precisely, what happened on this day that should interest and inspire Christians? The Christian History Devotional has the answer. For every day of the year, The Christian History Devotional contains a Bible verse, a brief story from Christian history connected with the date, and a prayer that applies the day's story to the reader's life. It turns Christian history, which many readers might assume is boring or irrelevant, into an uplifting and fascinating devotional experience. While drawing from two thousand years of history, Lang provides readers with fascinating stories from a wide span of subjects-missions, evangelism, social reforms, Bible versions, martyrdoms, church-state relations, music, art, and literature.

Christianity

Christianity
Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch
Pages: 1216
ISBN: 9781101189993
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Release: 2010-03-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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The New York Times bestseller and definitive history of Christianity for our time—from the award-winning author of The Reformation and Silence A product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity goes back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the major turning points in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox history and fills in often neglected accounts of conversion and confrontation in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. MacCulloch introduces us to monks and crusaders, heretics and reformers, popes and abolitionists, and discover Christianity's essential role in shaping human history and the intimate lives of men and women. And he uncovers the roots of the faith that galvanized America, charting the surprising beliefs of the founding fathers, the rise of the Evangelical movement and of Pentecostalism, and the recent crises within the Catholic Church. Bursting with original insights and a great pleasure to read, this monumental religious history will not soon be surpassed.

Turning Points

Turning Points
Author: Mark A. Noll
Pages: 335
ISBN: 0801057787
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Release: 1997
Editor: Baker Publishing Group
Language: en

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Evangelicalism's premier historian provides a general introduction to church history.

Critical Readings in the History of Christian Mission

Critical Readings in the History of Christian Mission
Author: Martha Frederiks,Dorottya Nagy
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9789004399594
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Release: 2021-06-22
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

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This selection of texts introduces students and researchers to the multi- and interdisciplinary field of mission history. The four parts of this book acquaint the readers with methodological considerations and recurring themes in the academic study of the history of mission. Part one revolves around methods, part two documents approaches, while parts three and four consist of thematic clusters, such as mission and language, medical mission, mission and education, women and mission, mission and politics, and mission and art.Critical Readings in the History of Christian Mission is suitable for course-work and other educational purposes.

Primary Source Readings in Catholic Church History

Primary Source Readings in Catholic Church History
Author: Nick Wagner
Pages: 195
ISBN: 9780884898689
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Release: 2005
Editor: St Marys Press
Language: en

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Primary Source Readings in Catholic Church History is designed to accompany Catholic Church history textbooks, but may be used with any course. It is a collection of significant primary sources through the Church's history. Thirty chapters include select documents along with commentary on who wrote them and why, how each document is significant to its time, and why it has endured as an important writing in Church history. The following are some of the historical writers included in this book: Saint Perpetua Saint Augustine Pope Saint Gregory Saint Catherine of Siena Martin Luther Saint Theresa of Avila Saint Francis Junipero Serra Dorothy Day Second Vatican Council

The Darkening Age

The Darkening Age
Author: Catherine Nixey
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780544800939
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Release: 2018-04-17
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 “Searingly passionate…Nixey writes up a storm. Each sentence is rich, textured, evocative, felt…[A] ballista-bolt of a book.” —New York Times Book Review In Harran, the locals refused to convert. They were dismembered, their limbs hung along the town’s main street. In Alexandria, zealots pulled the elderly philosopher-mathematician Hypatia from her chariot and flayed her to death with shards of broken pottery. Not long before, their fellow Christians had invaded the city’s greatest temple and razed it—smashing its world-famous statues and destroying all that was left of Alexandria’s Great Library. Today, we refer to Christianity’s conquest of the West as a “triumph.” But this victory entailed an orgy of destruction in which Jesus’s followers attacked and suppressed classical culture, helping to pitch Western civilization into a thousand-year-long decline. Just one percent of Latin literature would survive the purge; countless antiquities, artworks, and ancient traditions were lost forever. As Catherine Nixey reveals, evidence of early Christians’ campaign of terror has been hiding in plain sight: in the palimpsests and shattered statues proudly displayed in churches and museums the world over. In The Darkening Age, Nixey resurrects this lost history, offering a wrenching account of the rise of Christianity and its terrible cost.

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
Author: Ralph D. Winter,Steven C. Hawthorne
Pages: 941
ISBN: 0853645396
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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This book is a multi-faceted collection of readings focused on the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of the task of world evangelization. The editors have pooled the contributions of over 70 authors to provide laymen and college students with an introduction to the history and potential of the World Christian Movement, a movement of men and women who have responded with courage and conviction to the challenges of this task. - Back cover.

Readings in the History of Christian Theology Volume 1 Revised Edition

Readings in the History of Christian Theology  Volume 1  Revised Edition
Author: William C. Placher,Derek R. Nelson
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781611646139
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Release: 2015-08-19
Editor: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
Language: en

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William C. Placher and Derek Nelson compile significant passages written by the most important Christian thinkers, from the early church through the Middle Ages, and up to the beginning of the sixteenth century. Illustrating the major theologians, controversies, and schools of thought, Readings in the History of Christian Theology is an essential companion to the study of church history and historical theology. Excerpts are preceded by the editors' introductions, allowing the book to stand alone as a coherent history. This revised edition expands the work's scope with the addition of many new texts, especially those from the voices of women and others who have been marginalized from the theological tradition. This valuable resource brings together the writings of major theologians from the church's history for a new generation of students.

Readings in Christianity

Readings in Christianity
Author: Robert E. Van Voorst
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781305143043
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Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning
Language: en

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This book is designed to introduce students to the world of Christian scholarship by way of primary literary sources. It contains the most notable and instructive primary sources from the entire sweep of Christian history, along with accessible introductions, line-by-line annotations, study questions, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Dominion

Dominion
Author: Tom Holland
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780465093526
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Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

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A "marvelous" (Economist) account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination. Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing it was, then, that people should have come to believe that one particular victim of crucifixion-an obscure provincial by the name of Jesus-was to be worshipped as a god. Dominion explores the implications of this shocking conviction as they have reverberated throughout history. Today, the West remains utterly saturated by Christian assumptions. As Tom Holland demonstrates, our morals and ethics are not universal but are instead the fruits of a very distinctive civilization. Concepts such as secularism, liberalism, science, and homosexuality are deeply rooted in a Christian seedbed. From Babylon to the Beatles, Saint Michael to #MeToo, Dominion tells the story of how Christianity transformed the modern world.

Christian Women in the Patristic World

Christian Women in the Patristic World
Author: Lynn H. Cohick,Amy Brown Hughes
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781493410217
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Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

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From facing wild beasts in the arena to governing the Roman Empire, Christian women--as preachers and philosophers, martyrs and empresses, virgins and mothers--influenced the shape of the church in its formative centuries. This book provides in a single volume a nearly complete compendium of extant evidence about Christian women in the second through fifth centuries. It highlights the social and theological contributions they made to shaping early Christian beliefs and practices, integrating their influence into the history of the patristic church and showing how their achievements can be edifying for contemporary Christians.

A History of the End of the World

A History of the End of the World
Author: Jonathan Kirsch
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780061746833
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

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"[The Book of] Revelation has served as a "language arsenal" in a great many of the social, cultural, and political conflicts in Western history. Again and again, Revelation has stirred some dangerous men and women to act out their own private apocalypses. Above all, the moral calculus of Revelation—the demonization of one's enemies, the sanctification of revenge taking, and the notion that history must end in catastrophe—can be detected in some of the worst atrocities and excesses of every age, including our own. For all of these reasons, the rest of us ignore the book of Revelation only at our impoverishment and, more to the point, at our own peril." The mysterious author of the Book of Revelation (or the Apocalypse, as the last book of the New Testament is also known) never considered that his sermon on the impending end times would last beyond his own life. In fact, he predicted that the destruction of the earth would be witnessed by his contemporaries. Yet Revelation not only outlived its creator; this vivid and violent revenge fantasy has played a significant role in the march of Western civilization. Ever since Revelation was first preached as the revealed word of Jesus Christ, it has haunted and inspired hearers and readers alike. The mark of the beast, the Antichrist, 666, the Whore of Babylon, Armageddon, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are just a few of the images, phrases, and codes that have burned their way into the fabric of our culture. The questions raised go straight to the heart of the human fear of death and obsession with the afterlife. Will we, individually or collectively, ride off to glory, or will we drown in hellfire for all eternity? As those who best manipulate this dark vision learned, which side we fall on is often a matter of life or death. Honed into a weapon in the ongoing culture wars between states, religions, and citizenry, Revelation has significantly altered the course of history. Kirsch, whom the Washington Post calls "a fine storyteller with a flair for rendering ancient tales relevant and appealing to modern audiences," delivers a far-ranging, entertaining, and shocking history of this scandalous book, which was nearly cut from the New Testament. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the Black Death, the Inquisition to the Protestant Reformation, the New World to the rise of the Religious Right, this chronicle of the use and abuse of the Book of Revelation tells the tale of the unfolding of history and the hopes, fears, dreams, and nightmares of all humanity.

Revelation

Revelation
Author: Anonim
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780857861016
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Release: 1999-01-01
Editor: Canongate Books
Language: en

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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation

The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation
Author: Justo L. González
Pages: 429
ISBN: 9780060633158
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Release: 1984
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

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The Story of Christianity, Volume 1, is an informative, interesting, and consistently readable narrative history. It brings alive the people, dramatic events, and ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of Europe, such as the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the New World. Historian Justo Gonzalez shows how various social, political, and economic movements affected Christianity's internal growth. Gonzalez skillfully weaves in relevant details from the lives of prominent figures from the apostles to John Wycliffe, tracing out core theological issues and developments as reflected in the lives and struggles of leading thinkers within the various traditions of the church. "The history of the church, while showing all the characteristics fo human history, is much more than the history of an institution or movement," Gonzalez stresses. "It is a history of the deeds of the spirit in and through the men and women who have gone before in the faith." The Story of Christianity demonstrates at each point what new challenges and opportunities faced the church, and how Christians struggled with the various options open to them, thereby shaping the future direction of the church. The Story of Christianity will serve as a fascinating introduction to the panoramic history of Christianity for students and teachers of church history, for pastors, and for general readers.