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Church History, Volume I: From Christ to the Pre-Reformation: The Rise and Growth of the Church in its Cultural, Intellectual, and Political Context / Edition 2
     

Church History, Volume I: From Christ to the Pre-Reformation: The Rise and Growth of the Church in its Cultural, Intellectual, and Political Context / Edition 2

by Everett Ferguson
 

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ISBN-10: 0310205808

ISBN-13: 9780310205807

Pub. Date: 06/01/2005

Publisher: Zondervan

Church History offers a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed. It did so not in a vacuum, but in a setting of times, cultures, and events that both influenced and were influenced by the church. Church History looks closely at the integral link between the history of the world and that of the church. Volume one explores the

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Church History offers a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed. It did so not in a vacuum, but in a setting of times, cultures, and events that both influenced and were influenced by the church. Church History looks closely at the integral link between the history of the world and that of the church. Volume one explores the development of the church from the days of Jesus to the years prior to the Reformation. Filled with maps, charts, and illustrations, it offers overviews of the Roman, Greek, and Jewish worlds; insights into the church’s relationship to the Roman empire, with glimpses into pagan attitudes toward Christians; the place of art and architecture, literature and philosophy, both sacred and secular; and much more, spanning the time from the first through the thirteenth centuries. Volume One Content Overview 1. The Setting for the Story’s Beginning 2. Jesus and the Beginnings of the Church 3. The Subapostolic Age 4. The Church and the Empire 5. Heresies and Schisms of the Second Century 6. The Defense Against Rival Interpretations 7. The Fathers of the Old Catholic Church and Their Problems 8. Church Life in the Second and Third Centuries 9. Development of the Church During the Third Century 10. Diocletian and Constantine: On the Threshold of the Fourth Century 11. The Church in the Fourth Century: Doctrine, Organization, and Literature 12. The Church in the Fourth and Early Fifth Centuries: Monasticism, Expansion, Life, and Worship 13. Christological Controversies to Chalcedon 14. Augustine, Pelagius, and Semipelagianism 15. Transitions to the Middle Ages: Germanic Migrations, Doctrinal Developments, and the Papacy 16. Eastern and Western Churches in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries 17. The Eastern Church from the Seventh to Eleventh Centuries 18. The Western Church from the Seventh to Ninth Centuries 19. Decline and Renewal of Vitality in the West: The Ninth to Eleventh Centuries 20. The Papal Reform Movement and the First Crusade 21. Intellectual Revival: The Rise of Scholasticism 22. Monastic, Literary, Political, and Cultural Activities in the Twelfth Centuries 23. The Glory of the Western Medieval Church: The Thirteenth Century 24. Portents of Decline

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310205807
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents in Brief
Maps, Charts, and Illustrations...19
Preface…25
1. The Setting for the Story’s Beginning...27
2. Jesus and the Beginnings of the Church…32
3. The Subapostolic Age...46
4. The Church and the Empire…64
5. Heresies and Schisms in the Second Century...86
6. The Defense against Rival Interpretations…106
7. The Fathers of the Old Catholic Church and Their Problems…123
8. Church Life in the Second and Third Centuries…148
9. Development of the Church during the Third Century…160
10. Diocletian and Constantine: On the Threshold of the Fourth Century...178
11. The Church in the Fourth Century: Doctrine, Organization, and Literature...199
12. The Church in the Fourth and Early Fifth Centuries:
Monasticism, Expansion, Life, and Worship...227
13. Christological Controversies to Chalcedon (451)...255
14. Augustine, Pelagius, and Semipelagianism…268
15. Transitions to the Middle Ages: Germanic Migrations,
Doctrinal Developments, and the Papacy...286
16. Eastern and Western Churches in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries...306
17. The Eastern Church from the Seventh to Eleventh Centuries…327
18. The Western Church from the Seventh to Ninth Centuries…353
19. Decline and Renewal of Vitality in the West: The Ninth to Eleventh Centuries…382
20. The Papal Reform Movement and the First Crusade…400
21. Intellectual Revival: The Rise of Scholasticism...422
22. Monastic, Literary, Cultural, and Political Activitiesin the Twelfth Century...441
23. The Glory of the Western Medieval Church: The Thirteenth Century…469
24. Portents of Decline…501
General Bibliography…525
Index…527

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