History of the World Christian Movement: Earliest Christianity To 1453

History of the World Christian Movement: Earliest Christianity To 1453

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by Dale T. Irvin, Sunquist Irvin
     
 

Traditional histories of Christianity focus on its consolidation in the West and subsequent export to the rest of the world. History of the World Christian Movement shows that from the beginning Christianity has been a world religion, informed and shaped through the interplay of gospel and culture, church and world. At last the people of Asia, Africa, and the Near… See more details below

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Traditional histories of Christianity focus on its consolidation in the West and subsequent export to the rest of the world. History of the World Christian Movement shows that from the beginning Christianity has been a world religion, informed and shaped through the interplay of gospel and culture, church and world. At last the people of Asia, Africa, and the Near East take their rightful place in an account of the unfolding of the Christian story. In the process a fuller and richer view emerges of Christianity as a religion constantly evolving in dialogue with new cultures, new questions, and new historical influences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570753961
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
631,553
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
List of Mapsxiii
List of Illustrationsxv
Part IInto All the World: Beginnings of the World Christian Movement1
1.The Civilizations and Cultures of the World3
2.Judaism at the Time of Jesus11
3.Christian Beginnings: The Jesus Movement22
Part IIDiverse Trajectories of the Early Christian Movement47
4.Apostolic Memory in Several Gospels50
5.The Early Christian Movement in Syria and Mesopotamia57
6.The Early Christian Movement in Greece and Asia Minor66
7.The Early Christian Movement in the Western Mediterranean74
8.The Early Christian Movement in Alexandria and Egypt86
9."Every Foreign Land"92
Part IIIThe Great Church Takes Shape99
10.The Great Church Emerges102
11.Gnostics, Catholics, and Manichaeans115
12.Christians, Jews, and Israel's Heritage of Monotheism129
13.Spiritual Currents and Social Life across Cultures137
Part IVThe Age of the Imperial Church: Affirmations and Dissent (c.300 to c.600)155
14.The Conversion of Constantine and the Making of an Imperial Church160
15.Donatists and Catholics: A Struggle over Holiness and Unity in Roman North Africa166
16.The Arian-Nicene Controversy and the Making of Orthodoxy173
17.The Road to Chalcedon and Christological Diversity184
18.The Christian Movement in the East: Syria and the Emergence of a Persian National Church195
19.Christianity in Egypt and Ethiopia209
20.Rome and the Latin Churches in the West220
21.The Age of Justinian and Theodora in the Eastern Roman Empire240
Part VNew Challenges, New Beginnings: 600 to 1000257
22.The Land of Arabia, the Prophet Muhammad, and the Rise of Islam260
23.The Christian Movement and the Islamic Caliphatel: Syria and Persia271
24.The Christian Movement in Africa and Spain289
25.Expansion of the Christian Movement in India, Central Asia, and China305
26.The Making of Christendom in the West323
27.Monasticism in the West343
28.Christianity in the East Roman Empire354
29.Christian Expansion Northward372
Part VINew Political Horizons: 1000 to 1453383
30.Controversy and Crisis in Christendom387
31.Christendom on Crusade in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries395
32.Spiritual Renewal in Western Christendom 1100-1300406
33.Intellectual Renewal in Western Christendom 1100-1300423
34.Byzantium in the Thirteenth Century440
35.Christianity in Asia under the Mongols450
36.Egypt, Nubia, and Ethiopia470
37.Western Christendom 1300-1450476
38.The Christian Movement in the East until 1453492
Index to Names of Persons and Deities507
Index to Subjects514

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