The questions of Christianity are perennial. For example: How are Judaism and Christianity related? Are Jesus and the Holy Spirit God? Is the end of the world imminent? How should we relate faith and reason? In this innovative work, Derek Cooper tells the story of Christian history by presenting the twenty questions (one for each century!) that shaped the Christian church throughout the world.
The result is a book that narrates the exciting history of Christianity from a global perspective by means of simple questions and concerns that still face the church today.
Each century of world Christian history is explored by means of one question that attempts to encapsulate the central themes and concerns of that century for Christianity. Coverage of each century is sensitive to world regions and theological and cultural concerns that are often overlooked and neglected in books that are oriented in a more Western way.
Download the free Twenty Questions That Shaped World Christian History Study Guide!This guide is designed to be simple and straightforward. There are three parts to each chapter:
A general introduction or outline to the chapter with highlights and helpful supplements to the content discussed
"Questions to Contemplate." open-ended questions that will allow you to process what you are reading
"Questions to Ascertain." after getting intellectually "warmed up" with the open-ended "Questions to Contemplate," these questions are knowledge based. They may require reading an excerpt, viewing something online, or consulting an encyclopedia. These types of questions are designed to unpack the historical or theological context of each chapterHappy reading!
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Table of Contents
What's in a Question? vii
1 What's the Relationship between Christianity and Judaism? 1
2 What Makes Someone a Heretic? 17
3 What Happens to Christians Who Backslide? 35
4 Are Jesus and the Holy Spirit Divine? 51
5 How Many Natures Does Christ Have? 69
6 What Does It Mean to be Holy? 85
7 What's Islam? 101
8 Are Icons Idolatrous? 119
9 Who Has Authority over Newly Christianized Nations? 137
10 Are These the End Times? 155
11 Should Christians Fight Muslims over the Holy Land? 173
12 Can Priests Marry? 189
13 What's the Relationship between Faith and Reason? 203
14 How Should We Respond to Mass Death? 219
15 Who Owns Newly Discovered Territory? 233
16 Can Christians Own Slaves? 247
17 Is Confucianism Compatible with Christianity? 265
18 Is Conversion Necessary to Be a Christian? 281
19 Does Evolution Disprove Christianity? 299
20 How Does Christianity Look Worldwide? 317
Who Will Define Christianity in the Years to Come? 333