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History of the Christian Church

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ISBN-10: 0024238708

ISBN-13: 9780024238702

Edition: 4th 1985

Authors: Williston Walker, Richard A. Norris, David N. Lotz, Robert T. Handy

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Since publication of the first edition in 1918, "A History of the Christian Church" by Williston Walker has enjoyed outstanding success and recognition as a classic in the field. Written by an eminent theologian, it combines in its narrative a rare blend of clarity, unity, and balance. In light of significant advances in scholarship in recent years, extensive revisions have been made to this fourth edition. Three scholars from Union Theological Seminary in New York have incorporated new historical discoveries and provided fresh interpretations of various periods in church history from the first century to the twentieth. The result is a thoroughly updated history which preserves the tenor…    
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Book details

List price: $220.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/1/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Preface to the Third Editionrevisers' Preface
Period Ifrom the Beginnings to the Gnostic Crisis
The General Situation
The Jewish Background
Jesus and the Disciples
The Early Christian Community
Paul and Gentile Christianity
The Close of the Apostolic Age
The Interpretation of Jesus
Gentile Christianity of the Second Century
Christian Organization
Christianity and the Roman Government
The Apologists
From The Gnostic Crisis to Constantine
The Catholic Church
The Growing Importance of the Roman Church
lrenaeus of Lyon
Tertullian and Cyprian
The Logos Theology and Monarchianism
The Alexandrian School
Church and Roman Society from 180 to 260
The Constitutional Development of the Church
Public Worship and Sacred Time
The Eucharist
Forgiveness of Sins
Patterns of Christian Life
Rest and Growth
Rival Religious Forces
The Final Struggle
The Imperial State Church
The Changed Situation
The Arian Controversy to the Death of Constantine
Controversy under Constantine's Sons
The Later Nicene Struggle
The Germanic Invasions
The Growth of the Papacy
Ambrose and Chrysostom
The Christological Controversies
The East Divided
Controversy and Catastrophe in the East
The Constitutional Development o! the Church
Worship and Piety
The Latin Christian Tradition
Augustine of Hippo
The Pelagian Controversy
Gregory the Great
The Middle Ages to the Close of the Investiture Controversy
Missions in the British Isles
Christianity and the Frankish KingdomS East and West in the Iconoclastic Controversy
The Franks and the Papacy
Charles the Great
European Christianity in the Ninth Century
The Papacy and the Ottonian Empire
The Greek Church after the Iconoclastic Controversy
Christian Expansion in the Early Middle Ages
The Reforming Papacy
From Reform to Revolution
Hildebrand and Henry IV
The End of the Investiture Struggle
The Later Middle Ages
The Crusades
New Religious Movements
Medieval Heresy -- The Cathars and Waldenses; the Inquisition
The Dominicans, Franciscans, and Other Mendicant Orders
Early Scholasticism; Anselm of Canterbury and Peter Abelard
The Rediscovery of Aristotle; the Rise of the Universities
High Scholasticism and Its Theology; Thomas Aquinas
Late Scholasticism; Duns Scotus and William of Ockham
Mysticism, the Modern Devotion, and Heresy
Missions and Defeats
The Papacy at Its Height and Its Decline
The Avignon Papacy; Papal Critics and Defenders; the Great Schism
Wyclif and Hus
The Reforming Councils
The Italian Renaissance and Its Popes; Popular Religious Leaders
The New National Powers
Humanism North of the Alps; Piety on the Eve of the Reformation
The Reformation
Luther's Development and the Beginnings of the Reformation
Separations and Divisions
Ulrich Zwingli and the Swiss Reformation
The Anabaptists
German Protestantism Established
The Scandinavian Lands
The Reformation in French Switzerland and Geneva before Calvin
John Calvin
The English Reformation
The Scottish Reformation
The Catholic Reformation and Counter-Reformation
Confessional Strife in France, the Netherlands, and England
German Religious Controversies and the Thirty Years' War
Anglicanism, Puritanism, and the Free Churches in England, Episcopacy and Presbyterianism in Scotland
The Quakers
Modern Christianity
The Beginnings of Modern Science and Philosophy