Introduction to the History of Christianity: Third Edition

Introduction to the History of Christianity: Third Edition

by Timothy Dowley

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ISBN-13: 9781506445960
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Pages: 620
Sales rank: 1,077,932
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tim Dowley is a historian and prolific author and editor of Bible and theology resources. He is the author of The Student Bible Atlas (Fortress Press, 2015), Christian Music: A Global History (Fortress Press, 2011), and The Christians: An Illustrated History (2007) and editor of The Atlas of Christian History (Fortress Press, 2016) and The Atlas of the European Reformations (Fortress Press, 2015), among many other titles.

Table of Contents

Contributors x

List of Maps xiii

List of Time Charts xiv

List of Illustrations xiv

Preface xvii

Preface to the Second Edition xviii

Preface to the Third Edition xix

Part 1 Beginnings: AD 1-325

1 Jesus: His Life, Ministry, Death and its Consequences 3

The Thought-world of Early Christianity 7

2 The Church Begins: From Jerusalem to Rome 15

Peter 17

Paul 22

3 Establishing Christianity: Challenges to the New Faith 29

Nero's Massacre 30

The Religions of the Romans 31

Mar cion 34

Tertullian 35

4 Spreading the Good News: How and Why Christianity Expanded 43

5 Archaeology and Earliest Christianity: What Archaeologists Can - and Cannot- Illuminate 49

A Christian Anagram? 51

6 What the First Christians Believed: The Faith is Defined 55

The Gnostics 57

Eusebius: 'Father of Church History' 64

Clement of Rome 65

Justin Martyr: Christian Apologist 66

Ignatius of Antioch 68

Irenaeus 70

Baptism 74

Cyprian of Carthage 78

The Manichaeans 81

7 How the First Christians Worshipped 83

How the New Testament Came Down to Us 90

Can the New Testament Text be Trusted? 92

Study Questions 94

Part 2 Acceptance and Conquest: AD 325-600

8 Constantine and the Christian Empire: Christianity Recognized 97

Ambrose of Milan 106

9 Councils and Creeds: Defining and Defending the Faith 111

Athanasius 116

Basil the Great 124

Nescorius 129

Cyril of Alexandria 130

Leo the Great 131

10 Buildings and Belief: Early Church Structures 135

11 Worship and the Christian Year: The Making of the Christian Calendar 139

12 Clergy, Bishops, and Pope: The Church Builds an Organization 145

13 The Church in North Africa: The Making of a Distinctive Tradition 151

Augustine of Hippo 154

14 The Fall of the Roman Empire: How and Why It Came to an End 159

Jerome 162

Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy 168

15 Ascetics and Monks: The Rise of Christian Monasticism 169

Cassiodorus 175

Patrick: Missionary to the Irish 177

Columba: Celtic Missionary 178

Study Questions 184

Part 3 A Christian Society: AD 600-1500

16 The West in Crisis 187

Gregory the Great 188

Alcuin 198

17 The Eastern Church 207

John Chrysostom: Master Preacher 212

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite 213

The Paulicians and the Bogomils 217

18 Flowering: the Western Church: Reform and Resurgence 221

Thomas Becket 224

Pope Innocent III 226

Bernard of Clairvaux 229

Francis of Assisi 230

The Waldensians 244

The Sacraments in Medieval Europe 250

Anselm 253

Peter Abelatd 254

Thomas Aquinas 258

Popular Religion 265

19 Monasticism in the West 267

Interpreting the Bible in the Middle Ages 277

20 The Orthodox Church in Eastern Europe and Russia 279

The Slavic Bible 280

21 An Age of Unrest: The Western Church in the Late Middle Ages 285

Jan Hus 292

Savonarola 296

John Wyclif 298

William of Ockham 301

Study Questions 304

Part 4 Reform and Renewal: 1500-1650

22 Seeds of Renewal: The Origins of the Reformation 307

23 Reformation 319

Martin Luther 320

John Calvin 324

The Faith of the Protestants 327

Philipp Melanchthon 329

Huldrych Zwingli 333

Theodore Beza 334

Martin Bucer 340

Thomas Cranmer 340

Puritans and Separatists 341

Post-Reformation Church Architecture 342

The Unitarians 344

24 A Flood of Bibles; Scripture in the Vernacular 347

William Tyndale and the English Bible 350

25 The Radical Reformation: the Anabaptists 353

The First English Baptists 357

John Bunyan 359

26 The Catholic Reformation 361

Gasparo Contarini 363

Ignatius of Loyola 369

The Jesuits 372

Teresa of Avila 376

John of the Cross 377

George Fox and the Quakers 381

27 Art and the Spirit: Christianity and its Cultural Expression 383

Study Questions 388

Part 5 Reason, Revival, and Revolution: 1650-1789

28 Expansion Worldwide: European Missions 391

The First English Missions 406

29 Awakening: The Evangelical Revival and the Great Awakening 411

Jonathan Edwards 416

George Whitefield 418

Philipp Spener 420

Nikolaus von Zinzendorf 421

John and Charles Wesley 425

Hymns and Church Music 431

Christianity and the Rise of Modern Science 434

30 Reason and Unreason: The Rise of Rationalism 437

Blaise Pascal 439

The Reasonableness of Christianity 448

31 The Russian Church: 1500-1900 451

Study Questions 456

Part 6 Cities and Empires: 1789-1914

32 Europe in Revolt: Church and State in the Nineteenth Century 459

Pope Pius IX 466

33 The First Industrial Nation: The Industrial Revolution and the British Churches 473

William Wilberforce 480

The Oxford Movement 484

The Brethren 486

C.H. Spurgeon: 'Prince of Preachers' 487

John Henry Newman 488

The Evangelicals 490

34 A Crusade among Equals: Revivalism, Abolition, and Evangelism in the USA 493

D.L. Moody: Mass Evangelist 494

Hymns and Church Music after 1800 497

35 A World Come of Age: Science and Philosophy Challenge Christianity 499

Friedrich Schleiermacher 503

36 Outposts of Empire: The Nineteenth-century Missionary Explosion 507

William Catey 510

The Bible Societies 512

David Livingstone 520

Hudson Taylor 523

Samuel Ajayi Crowther 525

Study Questions 530

Part 7 A Century of Conflict: 1914-2001

37 An Age of Ideology: Nationalism, Communism, and Individualism take on Christianity 533

Karl Barth 540

The Christian Church and the Jews 542

Billy Graham 553

Martin Luther King 559

Christians, War, and Peace 563

38 An Age of Anxiety: Theological Thinking m Troubled Era 565

Albert Schweitzer 567

Dietrich Bonhoeffer 575

39 Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Movement 593

African Independent Churches 598

40 The Arts in the Christian West 601

C. S. Lewis 603

41 Organizing for Unity 605

Pope John XXIII 607

42 An Age of Liberation 609

Hélder Câmara 614

Study Questions 622

Part 8 Epilogue: A New Millennium

43 Present and Future: The Church in an Ever-changing World 625

Study Questions 643

Study Questions on Sections 643

Further Resources on the History of Christianity 643

Glossary 644

Index 656

Picture Acknowledgments 666

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