Readings in World Christian History: Earliest Christianity To 1453

Readings in World Christian History: Earliest Christianity To 1453

by Andrea Sterk

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ISBN-10: 1570755205

ISBN-13: 9781570755200

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Orbis Books

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Table of Contents

Note on Texts and Translationsxi
Part 1To 300 C.E.
Early Christian Communities
1.Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Magnesians3
2.The Gospel of Thomas5
4.Hippolytus of Rome, Apostolic Tradition17
Christianity and Society before Constantine
5.Correspondence of Pliny and Trajan23
6.The Martyrs of Lyons (Letter of the Churches of Lyons and Vienne, ca. 177)24
7.The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicity30
8.Justin Martyr, Second Apology37
9.Certificate of Sacrifice43
10.Tertullian of Carthage, On the Apparel of Women44
11.Acts of Paul and Thecla48
Theological Currents in the Second and Third Centuries
12.The Second Treatise of the Great Seth53
13.Irenaeus of Lyons, Against Heresies58
14.The Muratorian Fragment66
15.Origen of Alexandria, On First Principles68
16.Cyprian of Carthage, Letter 5576
17.Bardaisan of Edessa, The Book of the Laws of Countries82
Part 2300-600 C.E.
The Opening of the Constantinian Era: Conversion and Controversy
18.Eusebius of Caesarea, Life of Constantine87
19.Letters of Arius and Alexander of Alexandria98
20.The Nicene Creed and the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed101
21.Auxentius of Durostorum, Letter on the Life and Work of Ulfila, Apostle of the Goths102
22.The Emperor Julian, Rescript on Christian Teachers (Letter 36)105
23.The Christianization of Ethiopia and Georgia: Rufinus of Aquileia, Ecclesiastical History107
24.The Martyrdom of Martha, Daughter of Posi, Who Was a Daughter of the Covenant110
25.Ephrem the Syrian, Hymn 1113
26.Basil of Caesarea, Letter 150117
27.Gregory of Nyssa, Ad Graecos119
28.The Christianization of Armenia: Agathangelos, History of the Armenians122
Varieties of Ascetic Life for Men and Women
29.Athanasius of Alexandria, Life of Anthony of Egypt131
30.Basil of Caesarea, Longer Rule144
31.Gregory of Nyssa, Life of Macrina147
32.Lives of Ascetics: Palladius, Lausiac History155
33.Egeria, Diary of a Pilgrimage159
Christology and Diverging Identities in the East
34.Letters of Cyril of Alexandria and Nestorius of Constantinople165
35.Definition of Faith of the Council of Chalcedon175
36.Zacharias the Scholastic, Life of Severus of Antioch176
37.John of Ephesus, Life of Susan183
38.The Evangelization of Nubia: John of Ephesus, Ecclesiastical History188
39.Christians in India: Cosmas Indicopleustes, Christian Topography192
The Coming of Age of Latin Christianity
40.Augustine of Hippo, City of God195
41.Pelagius, To Demetrias206
42.Augustine of Hippo, On Nature and Grace210
43.Ambrose of Milan, Letters 2 and 3213
44.Patrick, Confession221
Part 3600-1000 C.E.
Early Medieval Christianity in Asia
45.Apology of Patriarch Timothy of Baghdad before the Caliph Mahdi231
46.Inscription of the Monument of the Church of the East at Xian243
47.Chinese Christian Sutras247
Early Medieval Christianity in the West
48.Acts of the Third Council of Toledo253
49.Columbanus, Letter 2255
50.Bede, Ecclesiastical History258
51.Rudolph of Fulda, Life of Leoba264
52.The Heliand271
53.Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, Dulcitius280
54.Adso of Montier-en-Der, Letter on the Origin and Time of the Antichrist285
The Byzantine Commonwealth
55.John of Damascus, On the Divine Images289
56.Letters of Patriarch Photius of Constantinople and Pope Nicholas I on Disputed Issues297
57.Life of Constantine [Cyril]302
58.The Christianization of Russia: Russian Primary Chronicle310
Part 41000-1453 C.E.
Reform, Crusade, Reconquest
59.Pope Gregory VII, Letter to Hermann of Metz319
60.Guibert of Nogent, The Deeds of God through the Franks324
61.Ibn al-Athir on the Fall of Jerusalem, 1099334
62.Nicetas Choniates on the Sack of Constantinople, 1204335
63.James I of Aragon on the Fall of Valencia, 1238336
Spirituality and Theology in the Latin West in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
64.Anselm of Canterbury, Cur Deus Homo339
65.Bernard of Clairvaux, On Loving God347
66.Thomas of Celano, First Life of Francis of Assisi354
67.Thomas Aquinas on the Existence of God359
68.Letters and Visions of Hadewijch of Brabant362
Asian and African Christianity in the Late Middle Ages
69.The Lives of Mar Yahbh-Allaha and Rabban Sawma373
70.The War Chronicle of Amda Tseyon384
71.Kebra Nagast388
Latin and Byzantine Christianity in the Late Middle Ages
72.Documents by or about Boniface VIII: Unam Sanctam; Account of Events at Anagni, 1303397
73.Gregory Palamas, Triads402
74.Geert Grote, Letter 29410
75.The Council of Constance, Haec sancta and Frequens414
76.The Council of Florence on Church Union: Laetentur caeli415

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