People of God The History of Catholic Christianity

ISBN-10: 0867163631

ISBN-13: 9780867163636

Edition: 2000

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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Publication date: 10/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 251
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Preface
Introducing the Early Church
Church Authority After the Apostles
What Does 'Church' Mean to You?
Christian Identity: The Church's Self-image
The Age of Persecution
Why the Church Survived and Flourished
An Emperor Becomes Christian
How Constantine's Conversion Affected Church Authority
Other Changes in the Church After Constantine's Conversion
The Early Church: Where Geography Made History
When Did the Roman Catholic Church Begin?
The Early Church Defines Orthodox Christianity
Religious Education Questions in the Early Church
Gnosticism: The Church Confronts Heresy
Arianism and the Council of Nicea
Enter the Holy Spirit
The Council of Constantinople
Another Controversy: 'Mother of God' or 'Mother of Jesus'
The Council of Chalcedon
Philosophy in the Service of Faith: 'Homoousios'
The Power Behind the Councils: The Role of the Holy Spirit in Formulating Doctrine
The Fall of Rome and the Rise of the Western Church
The Western Church During the Age of Barbarian Invasion
New Challenges in an Age of Chaos
The Church as Preserver of Order and Stability
Ambrose: A Bishop Provides Social Order and Stability
The Continuing Development of Papal Authority
Working Out a Theory of Papal Primacy
Trouble for the Future: The Origins of the Donatist Controversy
The Early Church's Most Famous 'Character' Gives Christianity the Bible: Saint Jerome and the Vulgate
Concluding the Age of the Church Fathers
Pelagius's Challenge: Grace Versus Free Will
Ordinary Catholic Life in the Age of Augustine
Devotion to Mary and the Saints
Monasticism: The Laity Starts a Movement
Leaving the Era of the Fathers: A Church in Transition
Leaving the Age of the Fathers--and Mothers--of the Early Church
Are We Pelagian Today, Years After the Early Church Condemned Pelagianism?
Papacy and Empire Vie for Control of the Church
Enter the Franks
Who Controls the Church--King or Pope?
Charlemagne: A New Constantine Tries to Control the Church
The Church 'Goes to the Dogs' (The First Time)
Lay Investiture
The Dog Dies (The First Time)
Phase One: Cluny
The Origins of Priestly Celibacy
The Cardinals
Phase Two: The Gregorian Reform
The Tide Turns in Favor of the Popes
The Catholic World in Charlemagne's Day: Who Were Our Ancestors in the Faith?
A Day in the Life of an Average Parish Priest, About A.D. 1000
Catholics, Byzantines and Muslims
Constantinople: The Splendor of the Christian World
Islam: A New Faith Comes to Birth in the East
Internal Affairs in Byzantium
The Iconoclast Controversy: What Role Do Images Play in Practicing the Faith?
The Byzantines Quarrel With the Roman Catholic Church
Differences in Everyday Piety From East to West
Schism: Two Churches Instead of One
Muslims Versus Christians: Overcoming False Stereotypes
The Filioque Controversy: Proceeding Versus Sending
The Vanishing Dream of Catholic Christendom
The Concept of 'Christendom'
Pope Innocent III: A Powerful King in the Papal Office
The Crusades
The Crusades' Effect on the Church's Self-image
The Laity's Impulse Toward Gospel Simplicity Sometimes Leads to Extremism
Francis and Dominic
Pope Boniface VIII: The Church Blunders Its Way Back Into Domination by the State
The Soul of an Age: Saint Francis of Assisi
Your 'Day in Court' Before the Inquisition
The Church's Intellectual Life
Christian Learning in Charlemagne's Empire
Scholasticism: Scholarship in the Service of Faith
Universities and the Rise of Nonreligious Learning
Faith 'Versus' Reason, or Faith 'In Harmony With' Reason?
'Realism' Versus 'Nominalism'
University Scholars Seek Church Reform
Doctors of the Church
Anselm's 'Ontological Proof' for the Existence of God
Everyday Life in the Catholic Middle Ages
Life Structured as a Pyramid
Spirituality: Experiencing Doctrine in the Heart
Becoming Feminine Before God
Daily Life in Parish and Diocese
Hell and Purgatory
An Age of Contradiction
The Age of the Feminine
Did the Catholic Church Hide the Bible From Believers in the Middle Ages?
The End of the Catholic Middle Ages
The 'Babylonian Captivity' of the Papacy
New Concepts of Church Government
The Western Schism: Not One Pope, But Two, Then Three
The Conciliar Movement: An Aborted Attempt at Reform
Living the Gospel in a Time of Chaos and Disruption
The Black Death
Social Unrest and Revolt
The Hundred Years' War
A Saint Dies, an Epoch Dies
'Whatever Happened to the Byzantine Church?'
The Catholic Church's 'Report Card' on the Eve of the Protestant Reformation
Entering the Age of Reformation
A Brief Story to Set the Mood
Fact or Fiction?
Change in the Air
Europe the Tinderbox
Martin Luther and Pope Leo X: A Study in Contrasts
Was the Catholic Church Really 'All That Corrupt' on the Eve of the Reformation?
The Reformation: Protestant Phase One
'Here I Stand'
The Road to Worms
St. Peter's Basilica and the Controversy Over Indulgences
Luther's Theology
Luther: Champion of Freedom
Luther the Man: A Life Marked by Inconsistency
'Protestants' Versus Catholics
The Reformation: Protestant Phase Two
Radical Reform Efforts: The 'Left Wing'
Religion or Power?
Calvin's Theocracy
Henry VIII and Anglicanism
'Paris Is Worth a Mass'
Thomas More: Saint, Rebel or Patriot?
Healing the Breach: A First Step Toward Resolving the Theological Question That Underlies the Protestant-Catholic Split
The Reformation: The Catholic Phase
Catholic Reform Before Luther
Catholicism Responds to the Protestant Reformation
The Council of Trent
The Jesuits: Putting Trent's Decrees Into Action
Healthy Reform--and Reform to an Excess--Under Pope Paul IV
Toward the Age of Religious Intolerance
Moving From the Council of Trent to Vatican II
Teresa of Avila: A Woman Contributes to Church Reform
The Reformation: Its Bleak Aftermath
Not Such Strange Bedfellows
A Hatred-filled Continent
England: Puritans Versus Anglicans Versus Catholics
France: 'One King, One Law, One Faith'
Germany in Shambles
The Secular Age Is Born
Have American Catholics Sometimes Been More Jansenist Than Christian?
A Look at the Philosophes' Gospel: Enter the Modern Age
The Church in the New World
Catholic or European?
Rome and the Age of Revolution
Catholicism in America: A Struggle for Respectability
Anti-Catholic Sentiment in America
Anti-Catholicism After Independence
Toward Respectability on the Home Front
The Spanish in America: Revising the Way We Understand American History
An American Catholic Hall of Fame--The 'Top Twenty-Five'
The Church Reacts to The Modern World
Pius IX--'Pio No-No'--as Pope
The Fortress Mentality and the American Church
Isaac Hecker: A Catholic Ahead of His Times
The Sisters in America: How Could There Have Been a Church Without Them?
The Path of Protestantism
After Luther and Calvin
John Wesley and Methodism
Protestantism in America
The Great Awakening
American Christians and Slavery
New Churches and New Religions in America
The Age of Vatican II
A 'Thaw' Begins
Popes Who Looked Ahead
Protestant Innovators
The Second Vatican Council
The Road Ahead
Pierre de Chardin: Was He an Unseen Presence at Vatican II?
Vatican II's Challenge: 'Church, Grow Up!'
The Post-Vatican II Church
The Call for Social Justice
Sharing Church Authority
Implications for the Future
Two Catholics Who Caught the Spirit of Vatican II
Summing Up: The 'Big Events' of Church History
Visions and Boundaries
Visionaries and Boundary-setters
Equality in the Life of the Church
Before We Close, a Word of Caution
Timeline
Glossary
Index
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