Cloud of Witnesses Readings in the History of Western Christianity

ISBN-10: 0395968836
ISBN-13: 9780395968833
Edition: 2001
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Description: This new primary sources reader illustrates and illuminates the variety of Christian ideas and practices of the past two millennia. Each chapter opens with a timeline that places religious events in their political, social, and intellectual context.

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List price: $114.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 9/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

This new primary sources reader illustrates and illuminates the variety of Christian ideas and practices of the past two millennia. Each chapter opens with a timeline that places religious events in their political, social, and intellectual context.

Note: Each chapter concludes with a Bibliography
A Note on Scriptural References
The Ancient Church in Religious Context
Cult Worship
Letter of Emperor Tiberius on the Imperial Cult
Apuleius, Metamorphoses
Day of Atonement (Yoma) from the Mishnah
The Teachings (Didache); or, the Lord's Instructions to the Gentiles Through the Twelve Apostles
Justin Martyr, Apologia
Charisma
Artemidorus of Daldis, The Interpretation of Dreams
1 Enoch
Gregory of Nyssa, Life of St. Gregory Thaumaturgus
Hermas, The Shepherd
Tertullian, On the Soul
Martyr
Anonymous, The Martyrdoms of Perpetua and Felicitas
Eusebius, The Ecclesiastical History
Philosophy
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Philo of Alexandria, On the Preliminary Studies
Gospel of Thomas
Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies
Tertullian, On the Prescription Against Heretics
Bbishop
St. Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Ephesians
Irenaeus, Against Heresies
Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
Asceticism
Athanasius, Life of Antony
St. Ephraem of Edessa, Life of St. Mary the Harlot, Niece of the Hermit Abraham
St. Benedict of Nursia, Rule
Arianism
The Preliminary Epistolary War
Letter of Arius to Eusebius, Bishop of Nicodemia
Circular Letter of Alexander of Alexandria
The Council of Nicaea
Letter of Athanasius, "To the Africans."
The Creed of Nicaea
Original Sin
St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions
Pelagius, Letter to Demetrias
Relic Veneration
St. Jerome, Against Vigilantius
Gregory of Tours, Glory of the Martyrs
Barbarian Conversion
St. Boniface, Miscellaneous Documents
Willibald, Life of St. Boniface
Letter of Bishop Daniel of Winchester to Boniface
Letter of Boniface to Bishop Daniel
Rudolf of Fulda, Life of Leoba
The High Middle Ages
Investiture Crisis
Correspondence of Pope Gregory VII and Emperor Henry IV
Henry to Gregory
Gregory to Henry
Henry to Gregory
Gregory to the German Princes
Crusade
Fulcher of Chartres, The First Crusade
Scholasticism
Peter Abelard, History of My Calamities
Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica
Sacrament
Peter Lombard, Four Books of Sentences
Statutes of Bishop Robert Grosseteste for the Diocese of Lincoln
Mendicants
Documents on St. Francis of Assisi
Thomas Celano, Life of St. Francis of Assisi
Francis of Assisi, "Prayer."
Frances of Assisi, "The Canticle of Brother Sun"
The Late Middle Ages and Renaissance
Pilgrimage
The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela
Desiderius Erasmus, A Pilgrimage for Religion's Sake
Contemptus Mundi
Thomas agrave; Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
Bernadino da Siena, On the Vanity of the World and Especially of Women
Inquisition
Bernard Gui, Manual of the Inquisitor
Mysticism
Meister Eckhart, Sermon
Catherine of Genoa, Purgation and Purgatory
Humanism
Giannozzo Manetti, On the Dignity of Man
Florentino Vespasiano da Bisticci, Lives of Illustrious Men, "Pope Nicholas V"
The Reformation Era
Evangelicalism
Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, Paraclesis: or, An Exhortation
Martin Luther, Preface to the New Testament
William Tyndale, Preface to Pentateuch
Justification
Martin Luther, Preface to Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion
Theresa of Avila, Life
Anabaptists
Letter from Conrad Grebel to Thomas Muntzer
Thirteen Statements on the Order of Life and A Code for Public Behavior [in Munster]
Letter from a Dutch Anabaptist Martyr to Her Daughter
Indoctrination
Woodcuts
Hymns
Martin Luther, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God."
Paul Speratus, "Salvation unto Us Has Come"
The Heidelberg Catechism
Letter from a Dutch Calvinist Minister on Rural Ignorance and Apathy
St. Ignatius Loyola, Spiritual Exercises
Religious Toleration
Two letters on the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre
Theodor Beza to Christoph Hardesheim
Joachim Opser, S.J., to the Abbot of St. Gallen Monastery
Sebastian Castellio, Concerning Heretics
The Confessional Age
Nonconformists
The Life of Mrs. Lucy Hutchinson, Written by Herself
John Milton, Poetry
"To the Lord General Cromwell."
"On His Blindness"
George Fox, Journal
Witch-Hunt
Witches at Chelmsford
Recantation of Cornelius Loos
Cotton Mather, Witches
Deism
Isaac Newton, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (Principia)
Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary
Methodism
John Wesley, Minutes of Some Late Conversations Between the Rev. Messrs. Wesley and Others
Methodist Hyms
John Wesley, Preface to A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People Called Methodists
Charles Wesley, "Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast."
Charles Wesley, "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing!"
North American Christianity to 1860
New World Missions
Jean de Brebeuf, "Instruction for the Fathers of Our Society Who Shall Be Sent to the Hurons"
Pierre Franccedil;ois Xavier Charlevoix, "The Conversion and Holy Death of Catherine Tegahkouita "
Junipero Serra, Annual Records of the Mission of San Carlos de Monterey
Great Awakening
Accounts of the Great Awakening
Jonathan Edwards, Letter to George Whitefield
George Whitefield, Diary
Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography
Nathan Cole, Diary
Timothy Cutler, Letters
Premillennialism
Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy
Abolitionism
Samuel Sewall, The Selling of Joseph: A Memorial
David Walker, Four Articles
Frederick Douglass, Autobiography
Nineteenth-Century Europe
Romanticism
Friedrich Schleiermacher, On Religion, Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers
William Blake, Poetry
"Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau."
"The Tiger"
Socialism
Henri Saint-Simon, New Christianity: First Dialogue
Karl Marx, "The Social Principles of Christianity"
Leo XIII, De Rerum Novarum
Higher Criticism
F.C. Baur, Paul, The Apostle of Jesus Christ, Life, Work, His Epistles, Doctrine: A Contribution to the Critical History of Primitive Christianity
Ernest Renan, The Life of Jesus
Catholic Renewal
John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua: Being a History of His Religious Opinions
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Poetry
"The Habit of Perfection."
"God's Grandeur."
"The Caged Skylark"
Therese of Lisieux, Story of a Soul
Missionary Societies
Erastus Wentworth, Journal
Rebecca J. Parker, "The Key of the Home: A Picture of Wor

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