History of Christianity An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0767414365

ISBN-13: 9780767414364

Edition: 2004

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List price: $130.67
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Preface
Backgrounds to Christianity Overview Judaism and the Context of Christian Origins
The History and Thought of Ancient Judaism
The Greeks Greek History
The Legacy of Alexander Greek Thought Rome and Roman Expansion
The Beliefs and Practices of First-Century Jews Judaism in the Greco-Roman World Judaism in Palestine Jewish Political Parties Apocalyptic and Jewish Messianic Expectation
Summary
The Birth of Christianity Overview John the Baptist and Christian Origins
The Life and Teachings of Jesus
The Sources Childhood, Baptism, and Temptations Miracles Teaching
The Kingdom of God and the Son of Man Jesus the Radical
The Passion
The Resurrection and the Early Church Paul Paul''s Theology
Christology Judaism Salvation An Apocalyptic Preacher Transformation, Freedom, and Responsibility Christian Community
The Gospel of John
The Context of the Gospel John''s Theology
Summary
Christianity in the Roman World
Overview Zenith and Decline of the Empire
The First Century
The "Five Good Emperors"
The Crisis of the Third Century Diocletian and Constantine
The End of the Empire The Growth of the Church Converts and Conversion Persecution Martyrs and Martyrdom
The Question of the Lapsed: Cyprian, Novatian, and Donatus Early Christian Writers Justin Martyr Clement of Alexandria Origen Tertullian
The Beginnings of Monasticism Egypt: Anthony and Pachomius Syria, Palestine, and Asia Minor
The West: Benedict and the Benedictine Rule
Summary
Councils and Creeds: Defining Orthodoxy in Late Antiquity
Overview Establishing Ecclesiastical Authority Challenges: Gnosticism, Marcionism, and Montanism Bishops and Apostolic Succession
The Creation of the Canon Rules of Faith and the Apostle''s Creed Controversies, Councils, and Creeds Monarchianism
The Arian Controversy and the Council of Nicea (325)
The Cappadocian Fathers and the Doctrine of the Trinity
The Christological Controversy and the Council of Chalcedon(451)
Theologians of the Fourth and Fifth Centuries
The Cappadocian Fathers John Chrysostom Jerome Ambrose Augustine
The Practice of Christianity Holy Days Baptism and the Eucharist Worship
The Cult of Saints
Summary
The Rise of the Church in the Early Middle Ages
Overview The Western Church, the Franks, and Feudalism
The Merovingians and the Church Charlemagne
The Carolingian Renaissance
The Conversion of Spain, England, and Ireland
The Rise of Feudalism
The Church in the Feudal World
The Eastern Church and the Byzantine Empire Justinian Byzantium after Justinian
The Church in the Byzantine World
The Conversion of the Goths and Slavs
The Islamic Challenge Muhammad and Islam
The Growth of Islamic Civilization Developments in the Eastern Church
The Seven Ecumenical Councils
The Iconoclastic Controversy John of Damascus Monasticism and Mysticism Developments in the Western Church Early Theories of Papal Authority Gregory the Great John Scotus Eriugena Predestination
The Sacraments The Saints and the Virgin Mary
The Filioque
Summary
The Church and Christian Culture in the High Middle Ages Overview
The West in the High Middle Ages Economic, Social, and Political Change
The Holy Roman Empire Reform and Revival in the Church Monastic Reform Papal Reform under Leo IX and Nicholas II
The Reform Ideology of Gregory VII Gregory VII, Henry IV, and the Investiture Controversy
The Papal Monarchy Alexander III Innocent III The Papacy in the Thirteenth Century
The Crusades Background
The Course of the Crusades Consequences of the Crusades Scholasticism
The Rise of the Universities Aristotle Anselm of Canterbury Peter Abelard Hugh of St. Victor and Peter Lombard
Thomas Aquinas Women and the Virgin Mary
Cathedrals: Praise in Stone and Glass Romanesque Style Gothic Style
Summary
Dissent, Division, and Reform in the Late Middle Ages
Overview The West in the Late Middle Ages Decline of the Holy Roman Empire Political Developments in France, England, and Spain Social Unrest
The Black Death Decline in the Western Church
The Babylonian Captivity
The Great Schism and the Conciliar Movement Decline in Monasticism and among the Secular Clergy Pilgrimage, the Cult of Saints, and Indulgences Heretics and Reformers
The Cathari and Waldenses
The Dominicans and the Inquisition
The Franciscans John Wycliffe and Jan Hus Mystics and Mysticism
Theology in the West John Duns Scotus William of Ockham Theology and Political Theory
The Church and the Renaissance
The Renaissance in Italy Humanism in Northern Europe
The Renaissance Popes The Eastern Orthodox Church
The Break with Rome
The Fall of Byzantium
The Orthodox Church and the Ottoman State
The Russian Orthodox Church
The Smaller Churches of Africa and Asia
The Coptic and Ethiopian Churches Monophysitism in Syria and Armenia Nestorian Christianity
Summary
The Protestant Reformation
Overview Europe on the Eve of Reformation Martin Luther
The Complexity of Martin Luther
The Young Luther Professor and Reformer Luther''s Theology Scripture Knowledge of God
The Human Condition and Salvation
The Church Why the Reformation Succeeded
The Early Progress of the Lutheran Movement
The Urban Reformation
The Late Medieval City Nuremberg Strasbourg Erfurt
The Peasant Revolts of 1525 Zwingli and the Swiss Reformation
The Radical Reformation
The Anabaptists
The Spiritualists and the Evangelical Humanists
Summary
Protestant Expansion and Catholic Response
Overview
The European Scene Royal Absolutism Calvin Calvin''s Theology
The Spread of Protestantism
The Reformation in England and Scotland
The Reformation in England
The Reformation in Scotland
The Puritans Congregationalists Baptists Cromwell and Puritan Political Power
The Glorious Revolution
The Catholic Reformation Reforming Voices Individual Calls for Reform Reforming Groups Mystics Reforming Popes
The Council of Trent Eastern Orthodoxy
Summary
The Church in an Age of Division and Expansion Overview
The Scene in Europe: Politics, Religion, and Strife Germany, Sweden, and the Thirty-Year''s War France and the Huguenot Struggle
The Netherlands Prussia, Russia, and the Empire Catholic Orthodoxy Popes and Kings Divergence within Catholicism
Lutheran Orthodoxy and Protestant Scholasticism Currents in Intellectual Life
The Enlightenment, Rationalism and the Scientific Revolution
The Scientific Revolution Rationalism in Philosophy and Religion Descartes and Continental Rationalism Empiricism
The Kantian Synthesis The Philosophes of France Religions of the Head, Religions of the Heart Deism Religions of the Heart Pietism
The Great Awakening The Orthodox Church in an Embattled Era
The Church in Russia
Summary
Christianity in the Modern World: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Overview
The Modern World: Social, Political, and Economic Change Romanticism and Liberalism Imperialism and Industrialization World Wars and Communist Revolutions
The Modern World: Intellectual Change
The Natural Sciences
The Social Sciences Philosophy History and Biblical Criticism
The Roman Catholic Church in the Modern World Napoleon and the Church
The Nineteenth Century
The Early Twentieth Century Catholic Theology in the Early Twentieth Century John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council (1962-1
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