How to Read Church History: From Reformation to Present Day

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Specifically geared to the adult learner; adaptable to individual, parish, and other group needs; and richly illustrated with photos and charts, this two volume set helps teachers and students connect the content of each text with their own life experiences and the community in which they live.

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Overview

Specifically geared to the adult learner; adaptable to individual, parish, and other group needs; and richly illustrated with photos and charts, this two volume set helps teachers and students connect the content of each text with their own life experiences and the community in which they live.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824509088
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/1989
  • Series: Crossroad Adult Christian Formation Series , #2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,228,950
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Note vii
For Further Reading ix
11 Renaissance and Reformation 1
I Europe at the Time of the Renaissance 2
II The Reformers 8
III Religious Confessions in Europe 19
12 The Catholic Renewal 23
I Catholic Reform in the Sixteenth Century 24
II The Religious Flowering of the Seventeenth Century 34
III Internal Conflicts and Crises 38
13 The British and North American Experience 46
I Reformations of the Sixteenth Century 46
II The Seventeenth Century: Toleration out of Conflict 54
14 The Evangelization of the World 64
I The Great Missionary Enterprises of Modern Times 65
II Across the Continents 70
III Missions from the European Perspective and the Crisis of the Eighteenth Century 84
15 New Worlds: Britain and North America 87
I The Industrial Revolution 87
II English Churches in the Eighteenth Century 88
III Catholicism in Ireland 92
IV The Evangelical Revival 94
V The 'Awakenings' in America 98
16 The Church in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution 101
I Changes in the Eighteenth Century 102
II The Revivals in Protestantism and in the Eastern Churches 106
III The Shock of the Revolution 111
17 Restoration and Liberalism 122
I Restoration 123
II God and Freedom 128
III The First Vatican Council 134
18 The British Experience 138
I The Fortunes of Church Establishments 139
II English Churches beyond the Establishment 148
III A New Outlook to Face 152
19 Secularization, the Defence of Religion and Pluralism 156
I Across Europe up to 1914 157
II French Catholics and the Third Republic 159
III From the First World War to the 1930s 162
20 A Worldwide Christianity 169
I The Beginning of the Missionary Revival in the Nineteenth Century 170
II Across the Continents 174
III Missions after the First World War 185
21 The Weight of Modernity 189
I Christians in Industrial Society 190
II The Difficult Confrontation between Catholic Tradition and Modern Science 195
III The Hesitant Beginnings of Ecumenism 202
22 From the Second World War to the Council 210
I Christians in the Second World War 211
II The Religious Repercussions of Political Events in the Post-War Period 215
III Pastoral and Theological Dynamism 220
23 The Church of Vatican II 224
I Vatican II 225
II The More or Less Unforeseen Results of the Council 233
III Disillusionment and Hope 236
Chronological Tables 242
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