Brief History of Christianity

ISBN-10: 1405110473

ISBN-13: 9781405110471

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Carter Lindberg

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Charting the rise and development of Christianity, Carter Lindberg has succeeded in writing a concise and compelling history of the world's largest religion. He spans over 2,000 years of colorful incident to give an authoritative history of Christianity for both the general reader and the beginning student. Ranges from the missionary journeys of the apostles to the tele-evangelism of the twenty-first century. Demonstrates how the Christian community received and forged its identity from its development of the Bible to the present day. Covers topics fundamental to understanding the course of Western Christianity, including the growth of the papacy, heresy and schism, reformation and counter-reformation. Includes an introduction to the historiography of Christianity, a note on the problems of periodization, an appendix on theological terms, and a useful bibliography. An authoritative yet succinct history, written to appeal to a general audience as well as students of the history of Christianity. Written by internationally regarded theologian, Carter Lindberg, who is the author of numerous titles on theology and Church history.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770

The Responsibility to Remember: An Introduction to the Historiography of Christianity
Tradition and Confession
The Law of Praying is the Law of Believing
The Roman Empire and its Political Achievements
Hellenization and its Cultural Achievements
Development of the Biblical Canon
Sibling Rivalry: Heresy, Orthodoxy, and Ecumenical Councils
The Structure of Tradition: Confession and Doctrine
Doctrine as a Key to Christian Memory and Identity
Jesus' Relationship to God: The Doctrine of the Trinity
From the Council of Nicaea to the Council of Constantinople
Jesus and Humankind: Christology
The Heavenly City: The Augustinian Synthesis of Biblical Religion and Hellenism
Augustine's Path to Conversion
Augustine's Theological Contributions
Augustine and Donatism
The Pelagian Controversy
The Development of Medieval Christendom
Monasticism to Mission
The Emergence of the Papacy
Papacy and Empire
The Gregorian Reform
The Investiture Conflict
The Crusades
Faith in Search of Understanding: Anselm, Abelard, and the Beginnings of Scholasticism
Universities and Scholasticism
Contributions of Early Scholastic Theology
The Medieval Church
The Cultural and Theological Development of the Sacraments
The Rise of the Mendicant Orders
The Rise and Decline of Papal Authority
The Decline of the Papacy
The Reformations of the Sixteenth Century
The Reformation in Germany
The Reformation in Switzerland
The Reformation in France
The Reformation in England
Scandinavia and Eastern Europe
Early Modern Catholicism
The Reformations' Aftermath
Pietism and the Enlightenment
The Enlightenment
The Catholic Church and the Enlightenment
Challenge and Response: The Church in the Nineteenth Century
The Churches and the French Revolution
From the French Revolution to the Congress of Vienna
Church Reform in Germany: The Prussian Union and its Consequences
Inner Mission and the Social Question
The Catholic Church in the Nineteenth Century
Pope Pius IX and Vatican I
From Kulturkampf to the Anti-Modernist Oath
Nineteenth-Century Theology
The Awakening
Theological Currents
Liberal Theology
The Christian Churches since World War I
New Formulations in Protestant Theology
The Churches during National Socialism
Developments in the Catholic Church after World War I
The Ecumenical Movement
Back to the Future: Christianity in Global Context
Further Reading
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