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Turning Points Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity

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ISBN-10: 0801039967

ISBN-13: 9780801039966

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: Mark A. Noll

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In this popular introduction to church history, now in its third edition, Mark Noll isolates key events that provide a framework for understanding the history of Christianity. The book presents Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon rather than just a Western experience.Now organized around fourteen key moments in church history, this well-received text provides contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as he has revealed his purpose through the centuries. This new edition includes a new preface; updates throughout the book; revised "further readings" for each chapter; and two new chapters, including one spotlighting Vatican II and Lausanne as turning points of the recent…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 7/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Mark A. Noll is McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is author or editor of 35 books, including the award-winning America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln.

Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction: The Idea of Turning Points and Reasons for Studying the History of Christianity
The Church Pushed Out on Its Own: The Fall of Jerusalem (70)
Realities of Empire: The Council of Nicaea (325)
Doctrine, Politics, and Life in the Word: The Council of Chalcedon (451)
The Monastic Rescue of the Church: Benedict's Rule (530)
The Culmination of Christendom: The Coronation of Charlemagne (800)
Division between East and West: The Great Schism (1054)
The Beginnings of Protestantism: The Diet of Worms (1521)
A New Europe: The English Act of Supremacy (1534)
Catholic Reform and Worldwide Outreach: The Founding of the Jesuits (1540)
The New Piety: The Conversion of the Wesleys (1738)
Discontents of the Modern West: The French Revolution (1789)
A Faith for All the World: The Edinburgh Missionary Conference (1910)
Mobilizing for the Future: The Second Vatican Council (1962-65) and the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (1974)
Afterword: The Character of Christianity and the Search for Turning Points
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