A History of the Christian Church / Edition 4

A History of the Christian Church / Edition 4

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by Williston Walker, Richard A. Norris, David N. Lotz, Robert Theodore Handy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0024238708

ISBN-13: 9780024238702

Pub. Date: 03/01/1985

Publisher: Pearson

Since publication of the first edition in 1918, A History of the Christian Church has enjoyed 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.

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Since publication of the first edition in 1918, A History of the Christian Church has enjoyed 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780024238702
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/01/1985
Edition description:
4th ed
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE

PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION

REVISERS' PREFACE

Period I

FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO THE GNOSTIC CRISIS

1 The General Situation

2 The Jewish Background

3 Jesus and the Disciples

4 The Early Christian Community

5 Paul and Gentile Christianity

6 The Close of the Apostolic Age

7 The Interpretation of Jesus

8 Gentile Christianity of the Second Century

9 Christian Organization

10 Christianity and the Roman Government

11 The Apologists

Period II

FROM THE GNOSTIC CRISIS TO CONSTANTINE

1 Gnosticism

2 Marcion

3 Montanism

4 The Catholic Church

5 The Growing Importance of the Roman Church

6 lrenaeus of Lyon

7 Tertullian and Cyprian

8 The Logos Theology and Monarchianism

9 The Alexandrian School

10 Church and Roman Society from 180 to 260

11 The Constitutional Development of the Church

12 Public Worship and Sacred Time

13 Baptism

14 The Eucharist

15 Forgiveness of Sins

16 Patterns of Christian Life

17 Rest and Growth

18 Rival Religious Forces

19 The Final Struggle

Period III

THE IMPERIAL STATE CHURCH

1 The Changed Situation

2 The Arian Controversy to the Death of Constantine

3 Controversy under Constantine's Sons

4 The Later Nicene Struggle

5 The Germanic Invasions

6 The Growth of the Papacy

7 Monasticism

8 Ambrose and Chrysostom

9 The Christological Controversies

10 The East Divided

11 Controversy and Catastrophe in the East

12 The Constitutional Development o! the Church

13 Worship and Piety

14 The Latin Christian Tradition

15 Jerome

16 Augustine of Hippo

17 The Pelagian Controversy

18 Semi-Pelagianism

19 Gregory the Great

PeriodIV

THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE CLOSE OF THE INVESTITURE CONTROVERSY

1 Missions in the British Isles

2 Christianity and the Frankish Kingdom

S East and West in the Iconoclastic Controversy

4 The Franks and the Papacy

5 Charles the Great

6 European Christianity in the Ninth Century

7 The Papacy and the Ottonian Empire

8 The Greek Church after the Iconoclastic Controversy

9 Christian Expansion in the Early Middle Ages

10 The Reforming Papacy

11 From Reform to Revolution

12 Hildebrand and Henry IV

13 The End of the Investiture Struggle

Period V

THE LATER MIDDLE AGES

1 The Crusades

2 New Religious Movements

3 Medieval Heresy — The Cathars and Waldenses; the Inquisition

4 The Dominicans, Franciscans, and Other Mendicant Orders

5 Early Scholasticism; Anselm of Canterbury and Peter Abelard

6 The Rediscovery of Aristotle; the Rise of the Universities

7 High Scholasticism and Its Theology; Thomas Aquinas

8 Late Scholasticism; Duns Scotus and William of Ockham

9 Mysticism, the Modern Devotion, and Heresy

10 Missions and Defeats

11 The Papacy at Its Height and Its Decline

12 The Avignon Papacy; Papal Critics and Defenders; the Great Schism

13 Wyclif and Hus

14 The Reforming Councils

15 The Italian Renaissance and Its Popes; Popular Religious Leaders

16 The New National Powers

17 Humanism North of the Alps; Piety on the Eve of the Reformation

Period VI

THE REFORMATION

1 Luther's Development and the Beginnings of the Reformation

2 Separations and Divisions

3 Ulrich Zwingli and the Swiss Reformation

4 The Anabaptists

5 German Protestantism Established

6 The Scandinavian Lands

7 The Reformation in French Switzerland and Geneva before Calvin

8 John Calvin

9 The English Reformation

10 The Scottish Reformation

11 The Catholic Reformation and Counter-Reformation

12 Confessional Strife in France, the Netherlands, and England

13 German Religious Controversies and the Thirty Years' War

14 Socinianism

15 Arminianism

16 Anglicanism, Puritanism, and the Free Churches in England, Episcopacy and Presbyterianism in Scotland

17 The Quakers

Period VII

MODERN CHRISTIANITY

1 The Beginnings of Modern Science and Philosophy

2 The Transplantation of Christianity to the Americas

3 Deism and Its Opponents; Skepticism

4 Unitarianism in England and America

5 Pietism in Germany

6 Zinzendorf and Moravianism

7 The Evangelical Revival in Great Britain; Wesley and Methodism

8 The Great Awakening

9 The Impact of the Evangelical Revival; the Rise of Modern Missions

10 The Revolutionary Epoch in the United States

11 The German Enlightenment (Aufklärung)

12 Trends in Nineteenth-Century Protestant Thought in Germany

13 British Protestantism in the Nineteenth Century

14 Continental Protestantism in the Nineteenth Century

15 American Protestantism in the Nineteenth Century

16 Roman Catholicism in the Modern World

17 The Eastern Churches in Modern Times

18 The Growth of the Ecumenical Movement

19 The Church in the World

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SUGGESTIONS

INDEX

Maps and Charts

The Roman Empire around the Time of Hadrian

Europe at the End o! the Fifth Century

The Empire of Charles the Great

The Byzantine Empire and the Crusader States (First Crusade)

Europe about 1500

Religious Divisions in Europe about 1600

Approximate Distribution of Churches in Colonial America, 1775-1776

Spread of Church Colleges in America up to 1860

Major Ecumenical Gatherings


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