Exploring Church History: A Guide to History, World Religions, and Ethics

Exploring Church History: A Guide to History, World Religions, and Ethics

by James P. Eckman


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ISBN-13: 9781581349771
Publisher: Crossway Books
Publication date: 02/29/2008
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

JAMES P. ECKMAN (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD,
University of Nebraska at Lincoln) is the president of Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as a professor of history and biblical studies. An ordained minister, his specialty is historical theology. In addition to hosting a weekly radio program,
Issues in Perspective, he also performs dramatic monologues on figures from church history.

Table of Contents

Exploring Church History     7
Introduction     9
Foundation of the Church: The Apostolic Age     11
The Apostolic Fathers     19
Defending the Faith: Enemies Within and Without     23
The Ancient Church and Theology     31
The Medieval Church     41
The Reformation Church     51
The Catholic Church Responds     61
The Church and the Scientific Revolution     67
The Church, the Enlightenment, and Theological Liberalism     73
The Church and Modern Missions     79
The Church and Revivals in America     85
The Church and Modernity     95
Notes     103
Glossary     105
Bibliography     107
The Truth About Worldviews     109
Postmodernism and the Need for Worldview Analysis     113
Naturalism (or Secular Humanism)     123
Hinduism     133
Buddhism     143
Confucianism     151
Shintoism     159
Judaism     167
Islam     179
The New Age Movement     189
The Jehovah's Witness, Christian Science, and Mormon Worldviews     199
Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and Eastern Orthodoxy: What's the Difference?     209
Christianity as a Worldview     223
Notes     231
Bibliography     237
Biblical Ethics     239
Ethics: An Introduction     243
Ethical Options for the Christian     249
How Should a Christian Relate to Culture?     255
Abortion     263
Euthanasia     269
Bioethics     275
Human Sexuality     283
The Christian and Politics     283
The Ethical Challenge of War and Capital Punishment     295
The Ethics of Work and Race     305
The Christian, the Arts, and Entertainment     313
The Christian and the Environment     323
Notes     330
Bibliography     334

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