Concise History of the Catholic Church

ISBN-10: 0385516134

ISBN-13: 9780385516136

Edition: 2004

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Covering the life of Christ, the election of Pope Benedict XVI, and everything in between, A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH has been one of the bestselling religious histories of the past two decades and a mainstay for scholars, students, and others looking for a definitive, accessible history of Catholicism. With a clarity that will appeal to any reader, Thomas Bokenkotter divides his study into five parts that correspond to the major historical and epochal developments in Catholicism. His authoritative, thorough approach takes readers from the Church's triumph over paganism, through "the sound and fury of renewal," to a new section devoted to such topics as dissent and current developments in the ecumenical movement. Informative illustrations throughout the book, new to this edition, enrich the reader's experience, and the addition of a wide-ranging bibliography increases its value as a sourcebook.
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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/16/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

THOMAS BOKENKOTTER, the author of the bestselling "Church and Revolution," teaches at Xavier University. He is also the pastor of Assumption Church and is active in the social ministry, running a soup kitchen that he founded twenty years ago and a transitional living facility for homeless women and children. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Image Edition
Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition
The Church Triumphs Over Paganism A.D. 30-600
The Church Spreads Across the Empire
A Church with Authority
Constantine Favors the Christians and Inaugurates a New Era of Church History
Worship, Faith, and Life in the Early Church
The Final Victory over Paganism
Pope Leo I Wins a Great Victory for Papal Primacy at Chalcedon
The Making of Christendom A.D. 600-1300
The Popes and Franks Join Forces to Create a New Unity: Christendom
Hildebrand's Revolution Makes the Popes Supreme in Christendom
The Papal Monarchy at Its Zenith
The Eastern Schism
Church and Society in Western Christendom
The Aristotelian Invasion
The Unmaking of Christendom A.D. 1300-1650
The Decline of the Papal Monarchy
The Papacy Survives the Great Schism and Puts Down Conciliarism
The Church Fails to Reform Itself in Time
Luther Splits Christendom
Calvin Makes Protestantism an International Movement
The Catholic Church Recovers Its Spiritual Elan
The Church in a State of Siege A.D. 1650-1891
The Challenge of the New Thought
The Church Torn by Internal Strife: Jansenism and Gallicanism
The French Revolution Shatters the Church of the Old Order
Pius IX Says No to the Liberal Catholics
The Syllabus of Errors Squelches the Liberal Catholics
Pio Nono Carries Ultramontanism to a Grand Triumph at Vatican I
The State of Siege is Slowly Lifted A.D. 1891-
Social Catholicism and Christian Democracy
The Modernist Debacle
The Church Moves Out to the Whole World
The American Church
The Popes of the Twentieth Century
The Resurgent Liberal Catholics Ring Down the Curtain on the Post-Trent Church at the Second Vatican Council
The Sound and Fury of Renewal
The Bark of Peter in Stormy Seas (1976-1989)
On the Threshold of the Third Millennium
The Death of Pope John Paul II and the Future of the Catholic Church
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