A Brief History of Christianity

This volume tells the story of Christianity through the individual men and women who shaped it.

Author: Bamber Gascoigne

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 9781841197104

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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This volume tells the story of Christianity through the individual men and women who shaped it. It is a story of colossal undertakings and spectacular successes as well as ferocious intolerance, greed and bloodshed. Bamber Gascoigne traces a clear path through a complicated history, exploring the motives, the passions, the fears and the achievements of the Christians. His approach is objective and he writes in a conversational style, focusing on moments of significant detail and a vast and varied cast of characters.

A Brief History of Christianity

Written by internationally regarded theologian, Carter Lindberg, who is the author of numerous titles on theology and Church history. This brief history tells the story of Christianity from its origins to the present day.

Author: Carter Lindberg

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 140514887X

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Charting the rise and development of Christianity, Carter Lindberg has succeeded in writing a concise and compelling history of the world’s largest religion. He spans over 2,000 years of colorful incident to give an authoritative history of Christianity for both the general reader and the beginning student. Ranges from the missionary journeys of the apostles to the tele-evangelism of the twenty-first century. Demonstrates how the Christian community received and forged its identity from its development of the Bible to the present day. Covers topics fundamental to understanding the course of Western Christianity, including the growth of the papacy, heresy and schism, reformation and counter-reformation. Includes an introduction to the historiography of Christianity, a note on the problems of periodization, an appendix on theological terms, and a useful bibliography. An authoritative yet succinct history, written to appeal to a general audience as well as students of the history of Christianity. Written by internationally regarded theologian, Carter Lindberg, who is the author of numerous titles on theology and Church history.

Early Christianity

A concise, accessible introduction to the history of early Christianity, this text covers the development of the Christian church from its origin through the year 600.

Author: Joseph H. Lynch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195138030

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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This concise and engaging introduction to the history of early Christianity examines the development of Christianity from its origins up through the year 620. Accessible to beginning students with no background in the subject, Early Christianity: A Brief History is also captivating reading for more advanced students. The book is organized chronologically into four parts: The Contexts of Early Christianity, Christianity in the Second and Third Centuries, The Creation of a Christian Empire, and Life in the Christian Empire. Each part begins with a timeline in order to guide students in the chronology of events. Opening with a look at the historical Jesus--which considers what we know and how we know it--the book continues on with coverage of the Jewish and Roman worlds in which Christianity arose. It then charts the extraordinary progress of Christianity, ranging from its status as a fringe sect in Judaism, to that of a dominant religion, up through the reign of Pope Gregory I. Chapters on society and culture and an epilogue on Muhammad and the rise of Islam are also included. Focusing on important themes and developments throughout, author Joseph H. Lynch does not overwhelm students with an encyclopedic amount of detail. In addition, he acknowledges the often neglected diversity of early Christian views without losing sight of the major lines along which the religion developed. Lynch integrates excerpts and quotations from a wide variety of ancient sources--including the New Testament, the Gospel of Thomas, the Didache, and the writings of Dio Chrysostom, Fronto, and Tactitus--in order to engage students and show them how historians learn about the ancient world. Each chapter ends with carefully selected suggestions for further reading that are drawn from both ancient and modern sources. The book also features custom-drawn maps and photos to help students understand the visual and geographical developments of ancient Christianity.

Thirsty for God

Globally framed, the book highlights the local contributions of people from a wide array of traditions. This updated edition provides perspective on spirituality in the digital age and in a globalized world.

Author: Bradley P. Holt

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451487947

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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A landmark text on the history of Christian spirituality embarks on the journey afresh. This accessible and engaging history provides an excellent primer on the two-millennium quest for union with God, a thirst at the center of Christian life and practice. Holt traces the practice of Christian devotion, prayer, and contemplation from the biblical and influential early periods through the diverse insights of the Reformation and modern eras. Globally framed, the book highlights the local contributions of people from a wide array of traditions and perspectives as unified yet diverse voices giving witness to the thirst for the experience of the divine that is at the heart of the Christian pilgrimage.This new edition not only updates all the chapters and features but also adds more material on the spirituality of Jesus, medieval women mystics, contemporary spirituality, spiritual faith and practice in the digital age, and spirituality in a globalized world. Excerpts and illustrations from primary sources, a glossary, a timeline, new bibliographies, sets of spiritual exercises and discussion questions, and an online resource guide heighten the book's usefulness for students and lay persons alike.

A Concise History of Christianity

Peterson's lively prose helps students identify the most significant events and movements in the history of Christianity and, in this edition, pays particular attention to rich diversity that is a hallmark of contemporary Christianity ...

Author: R. Dean Peterson

Publisher: Wadsworth

ISBN: 9780495130307

Category: Religion

Page: 380

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In this concise, yet thorough, book, R. Dean Peterson situates Christian history in the larger matrix of world history. Peterson's lively prose helps students identify the most significant events and movements in the history of Christianity and, in this edition, pays particular attention to rich diversity that is a hallmark of contemporary Christianity around the world.

A Concise History of Christian Doctrine

In this new volume he lays out the answers to three questions crucial to understanding the Christian tradition: First, what are the core Christian doctrines? What ideas and convictions form the heart of Christian identity?

Author: Justo L. González

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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An introduction to the core Christian doctrines, the historical context in which they arose, and their ongoing importance to contemporary Christian belief and practice. Justo González has long been recognized as one of our best teachers and interpreters of the church's belief and history. In this new volume he lays out the answers to three questions crucial to understanding the Christian tradition: First, what are the core Christian doctrines? What ideas and convictions form the heart of Christian identity? Second, Where did these doctrines come from? What are the historical contexts in which they first rose to prominence? How have they developed across the history of the church? Finally, what do these doctrines mean today? What claims do they continue to place on Christian belief and practice in the twenty-first century? Written with the clarity and insight for which González is famous, A Short History of Christian Doctrine will serve the needs of students in church history, historical theology, and systematic theology classes in college/university settings, as well as seminaries/theological schools.

A Summary of Christian History

A classic for four decades becomes a classic all over again.

Author: Robert Andrew Baker

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805432886

Category: Religion

Page: 468

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A classic for four decades becomes a classic all over again.

Love

"This book is doubly impressive, both for covering so much material so expertly in such a short space and also for doing it with such elegant prose.

Author: Carter Lindberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470695773

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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3,000 years of ideas about the nature of love in Western culture are brought together in this concise history. By blending the works of many scholars and examining the significant lives, works, and movements associated with love, Love: A Brief History Through Western Christianity traces the evolution and impact of this timeless topic. Takes the reader on a lightning but enlightening journey through 3,000 years of the idea of love Examines the influential movements, people, and work that have helped shape our notion of love in Western culture, written by a key figure in religious history Tackles the historical and religious concept in Western society, and our efforts to apply ideas of love to social concerns Explores diverse periods and examples – from the theological and philosophical texts of figures such as Augustine, Luther, and Feuerbach to intellectual movements like Romanticism and tragic historic figures such as Abelard and Heloise Contributes valuable insights into one of history’s most inexhaustible and timeless topics, spanning biblical views of love including monasticism and pietism, romantic notions of love, through to today’s liberal religion and concept of love as self-fulfillment.

A Brief History of Christianity in the Middle Ages

Written by American historian, John Lord.Contents:The Feudal SystemThe CrusadesGothic ArchitectureMohammedCharlemagneHildebrandSaint BernardSaint AnselmThomas AquinasThomas BecketJohn Wycliffe

Author: John Lord

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781463539801

Category:

Page: 194

View: 477

Written by American historian, John Lord.Contents:The Feudal SystemThe CrusadesGothic ArchitectureMohammedCharlemagneHildebrandSaint BernardSaint AnselmThomas AquinasThomas BecketJohn Wycliffe


A Concise History of Christianity in Canada

Alongside the institutional development for the churches and the work of the clergy, it examines the religious outlook and practices of the laity, and how these have varied with gender, ethnic affiliation, and class; relations between ...

Author: Gilles Chausse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 456

View: 698

Organized along linguistic rather than denominational lines, it emphasizes the common experiences of the churches and the profound impact that Christianity has had on both French- and English-Canadian society and culture. Alongside the institutional development for the churches and the work of the clergy, it examines the religious outlook and practices of the laity, and how these have varied with gender, ethnic affiliation, and class; relations between denominations; missionary efforts, especially among the First Nations, and the responses to them; and the complex interactions between church and state.

Women s History of the Christian Church

The book includes a timeline of women in Christian history, over 25 black-and-white illustrations, a glossary, and a list of primary and secondary sources to complement the content in each chapter.

Author: Elizabeth Gillan Muir

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487593848

Category: History

Page: 464

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Tracing two thousand years of female leadership, influence, and participation, Elizabeth Gillan Muir examines the various positions women have filled in the church. From the earliest female apostle, and the little known stories of the two Marys - the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene - to the enlightened duties espoused by the nun, the abbess, and the anchorite, and the persecutions of female "witches," Muir uncovers the rich and often tumultuous relationship between women and Christianity. Offering broad coverage of both the Catholic and Protestant traditions and extending geographically well beyond North America, A Women's History of the Christian Church presents a chronological account of how women developed new sects and new churches, such as the Quakers and Christian Science. The book includes a timeline of women in Christian history, over 25 black-and-white illustrations, a glossary, and a list of primary and secondary sources to complement the content in each chapter.

A Brief History of Christian Music

A comprehensive survey of Christian music.

Author: Andrew Wilson-Dickson

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745937731

Category: Church music

Page: 480

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Throughout the centuries, some of the most creative musical geniuses have produced works to be performed as part of the life of the Christian church. The result is a great wealth of hymns, anthems, oratorios and other sacred music, from which organists and choirmasters throughout the world draw the hymns and other music for worship today. How has this magnificent tapestry developed? And where does the relatively small part of the pattern with which each Christian tradition is familiar fit into the tremendous variety of the whole? These are among the questions addressed by Andrew Wilson-Dickson in this absorbing account, as he takes the reader through each period of European musical history, as well as the Orthodox tradition, the growing African scene, and the many-sided American picture - North and South.

A Short World History of Christianity Revised Edition

It was in the scholarly courts of Charlemagne that the practice began of dating
history from the incarnation—or the ... In 831 the Benedictine monk Paschasius
Radbertus published what was perhaps the 98 A Short World History of
Christianity.

Author: Robert Bruce Mullin

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 1611645514

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Church historians have long known and appreciated Christianity's global history. Until recently, however, introductory textbooks on the history of Christianity focused almost exclusively on Europe and North America. Robert Bruce Mullins's A Short World History of Christianity, by contrast, offers a panoramic picture of the history of Christianity in its Western and non-Western expressions. It tells the story of the early church in the Greek East as well as the Latin West; of Christianity's spread into Asia as well as Europe during the Middle Ages; and its explosion around the world during the modern period. Mullins's highly readable narrative explores why global perspectives have emerged so strongly in our understanding of the story of Christianity and how they have impacted Christianity's perspective on its place in the world. This newly revised edition adds information on such global phenomena as early Syriac-speaking Christianity; the growth of Pentecostalism around the world, especially in the southern hemisphere; and recent trends in Christianity, including the elevation of the first pope born in the Americas. A time line of key dates, call-out boxes, and other helpful study materials are also provided. Beginning students will appreciate this memorable introduction to the most important events in the history and development of Christianity.

Christianity A Brief History

After a concise description of the social, political, and religious world of first-century Palestine, the text quickly examines the Jesus of history and tradition, including Jesus’ impact upon his first-century followers; the narrative ...

Author: Michael D. Robinson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 153261831X

Category: Religion

Page: 526

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Christianity is one of the world’s great religions, with more than two thousand years of history and over two billion adherents worldwide. But what is Christianity? Where did it come from? How did it develop to its current forms? What doctrines do Christians affirm? What ethical norms do they endorse? What relationships between church and state do they champion, and why? What changes have transpired for the faith over the centuries? And what new challenges does Christianity face in the contemporary world? These and other questions are addressed in Michael Robinson’s Christianity: A Brief History. After a concise description of the social, political, and religious world of first-century Palestine, the text quickly examines the Jesus of history and tradition, including Jesus’ impact upon his first-century followers; the narrative then moves to describe the expansions and developments of Christianity through the ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary eras. Along the way, readers learn of the varied beliefs, mores, rituals, struggles, and triumphs of the faith, as well as of the spiritual heights and moral blunders of its people. Robinson’s intention is to introduce Christianity through its story and through those who lived it.

Jesus and the Rise of Early Christianity

Paul Barnett not only places the New Testament within the world of caesars and Herods, proconsuls and Pharisees, Sadducee and revolutionaries, but argues that the mainspring and driving force of early Christian history is the historical ...

Author: Paul Barnett

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830826995

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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Paul Barnett not only places the New Testament within the world of caesars and Herods, proconsuls and Pharisees, Sadducee and revolutionaries, but argues that the mainspring and driving force of early Christian history is the historical Jesus.

World History

World History is part of the Christianity and the Liberal Arts series, which recognizes that many Christians are eager to deepen their understanding of the liberal arts, yet have limited time to do so.

Author: Caitlin Corning

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506402887

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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World History: A Short, Visual Introduction is the ideal path to understanding the historical events that influence Christian history. Caitlin Corning’s introduction covers the most important people, places, and events with precision and clarity. The major scenes are creatively illustrated by artist Joseph Novak, whose crisp modern style brings history to life. The result is an articulate, no-nonsense approach that guides readers through the events of world history—from prehistory to the present day—that have shaped Christianity in the past and affect it today. World History is part of the Christianity and the Liberal Arts series, which recognizes that many Christians are eager to deepen their understanding of the liberal arts, yet have limited time to do so. By reviewing key fields—philosophy, history, literature, world religions, and the arts—in a concise, creative way, Christianity and the Liberal Arts books will inspire new insights for a new generation of Christian life and ministry.

Origin Story

In Origin Story, Christian takes readers on a wild ride through the entire 13.8 billion years we've come to know as "history.

Author: David Christian

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316392006

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 352

A captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future. Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day -- and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These were the questions David Christian set out to answer when he created the field of "Big History," the most exciting new approach to understanding where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. In Origin Story, Christian takes readers on a wild ride through the entire 13.8 billion years we've come to know as "history." By focusing on defining events (thresholds), major trends, and profound questions about our origins, Christian exposes the hidden threads that tie everything together -- from the creation of the planet to the advent of agriculture, nuclear war, and beyond. With stunning insights into the origin of the universe, the beginning of life, the emergence of humans, and what the future might bring, Origin Story boldly reframes our place in the cosmos.

A Brief History of the Christian Church from the First Century to the Reformation

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: John Spencer Bartlett

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781357550851

Category:

Page: 160

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Jesus

Drawing on examples from literature, art, and popular culture, as well as theology, this engaging book reveals the importance of the question, "whose was he?" in fully understanding the life and legacy of Jesus.

Author: W. Barnes Tatum

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444311034

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 276

Drawing on examples from literature, art, and popular culture, aswell as theology, this engaging book reveals the importance of thequestion, "whose was he?" in fully understanding the life andlegacy of Jesus. A concise, accessible and engaging exploration of Jesus's lifeand enduring influence Charts the changing global status and influence of Jesus, aGalilean Jew born when the ancient Roman Empire ruled theMediterranean world, and how he has come to be honored as theChrist and recognized by billions of people around the world Traces the reception history of Jesus and his story over thepast two millennia, through art, literature, and culture, as wellas theology Draws on a fascinating range of materials - from ancient texts,creeds, and theological treatises, to the visual and dramatic arts,including books like The DaVinci Code and films such asThe Passion of the Christ