The Catholic Church Through the Ages: A History [NOOK Book]


A one-volume survey of the history of the Catholic Church from its beginning until, and including, the pontificate of John Paul II.

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A one-volume survey of the history of the Catholic Church from its beginning until, and including, the pontificate of John Paul II.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781616432157
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 529,656
  • File size: 770 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
I The First Age of the Church (30-330 AD)-The Early Church 1
A Jewish Sources of Christianity 1
B Roman Sources of Christianity 5
C Influence of Jewish and Roman Sources on Christianity 7
D Christian Sources 9
E Paul 20
F Attacks on Christianity 25
G Rival Religions 31
H The Life of the Early Church 36
I The End of the First Age 42
J Recommended Readings 43
K Notes 44
II The Second Age of the Church (330-650 AD)-The Age of the Fathers 46
A The Fathers of the Church 46
B The Papacy 51
C The First Christological Councils 55
D St. Augustine (354-430) 64
E The Veneration of the Saints 72
F The Rise of Monasticism 76
G The End of the Second Age 84
H Recommended Readings 85
I Notes 86
III The Third Age of the Church (650-1000)-The Dark Ages 88
A Islam 90
B The Byzantine Church and the Eastern Schism 96
C The Barbarians 104
D The Papacy (955-1057) 111
E The End of the Third Age 115
F Recommended Readings 117
G Notes 117
IV The Fourth Age of the Church (1000-1450)-The Middle Ages 119
A The Crusades 119
B The New Religious Orders 132
C Scholasticism 138
D Medieval Mysticism 141
E The Medieval Inquisition 142
F The Spanish Inquisition 150
G Innocent III 152
H The Decline of the Papacy 154
I The End of the Fourth Age 162
J Recommended Readings 162
K Notes 163
V The Fifth Age of the Church (1450-1789)-Protestant and Catholic Reformations 165
A The Renaissance 165
B The Reformation on the Continent 177
C The English Reformation 204
D The Reformation in Scotland 227
E Protestantism 231
F The Catholic Response 233
G The Missions (1500-1800) 241
H The End of the Fifth Age 252
I Chronology of the Reformation 252
J Recommended Readings 254
K Notes 255
VI The Sixth Age of the Church (1789-Present)-The Modern Age 258
A The Enlightenment or the Age of Reason 258
B The French Revolution 266
C The Aftermath of Revolution 276
D The Catholic Church in the United States 289
E Social Catholicism 301
F The Revival of the Missions (1800-2000) 307
G War and Dictatorship 310
H Nazi Germany and the Catholic Church 316
I Post-World War II Catholicism 334
J The End of the Sixth Age 340
K Recommended Readings 341
L Notes 343
Chronological List of the Popes 346
A Select Bibliography 353
Index 357
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