The Catholic Church through the Ages: A History

The Catholic Church through the Ages: A History

by John Vidmar

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809149049
Publisher: Paulist Press
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 316,712
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
IThe First Age of the Church (30-330 AD)-The Early Church1
AJewish Sources of Christianity1
BRoman Sources of Christianity5
CInfluence of Jewish and Roman Sources on Christianity7
DChristian Sources9
EPaul20
FAttacks on Christianity25
GRival Religions31
HThe Life of the Early Church36
IThe End of the First Age42
JRecommended Readings43
KNotes44
IIThe Second Age of the Church (330-650 AD)-The Age of the Fathers46
AThe Fathers of the Church46
BThe Papacy51
CThe First Christological Councils55
DSt. Augustine (354-430)64
EThe Veneration of the Saints72
FThe Rise of Monasticism76
GThe End of the Second Age84
HRecommended Readings85
INotes86
IIIThe Third Age of the Church (650-1000)-The Dark Ages88
AIslam90
BThe Byzantine Church and the Eastern Schism96
CThe Barbarians104
DThe Papacy (955-1057)111
EThe End of the Third Age115
FRecommended Readings117
GNotes117
IVThe Fourth Age of the Church (1000-1450)-The Middle Ages119
AThe Crusades119
BThe New Religious Orders132
CScholasticism138
DMedieval Mysticism141
EThe Medieval Inquisition142
FThe Spanish Inquisition150
GInnocent III152
HThe Decline of the Papacy154
IThe End of the Fourth Age162
JRecommended Readings162
KNotes163
VThe Fifth Age of the Church (1450-1789)-Protestant and Catholic Reformations165
AThe Renaissance165
BThe Reformation on the Continent177
CThe English Reformation204
DThe Reformation in Scotland227
EProtestantism231
FThe Catholic Response233
GThe Missions (1500-1800)241
HThe End of the Fifth Age252
IChronology of the Reformation252
JRecommended Readings254
KNotes255
VIThe Sixth Age of the Church (1789-Present)-The Modern Age258
AThe Enlightenment or the Age of Reason258
BThe French Revolution266
CThe Aftermath of Revolution276
DThe Catholic Church in the United States289
ESocial Catholicism301
FThe Revival of the Missions (1800-2000)307
GWar and Dictatorship310
HNazi Germany and the Catholic Church316
IPost-World War II Catholicism334
JThe End of the Sixth Age340
KRecommended Readings341
LNotes343
Chronological List of the Popes346
A Select Bibliography353
Index357

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