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The Medieval Church

The Medieval Church

A Brief History

  • Author: Joseph Lynch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317563336
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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The Medieval Church: A Brief History argues for the pervasiveness of the Church in every aspect of life in medieval Europe. It shows how the institution of the Church attempted to control the lives and behaviour of medieval people, for example, through canon law, while at the same time being influenced by popular movements like the friars and heresy. This fully updated and illustrated second edition offers a new introductory chapter on ‘the Basics of Christianity,’ for students who might be unfamiliar with this territory. The book now has new material on some of the key individuals in church history: Benedict of Nursia, Hildegard of Bingen, Bernard of Clairvaux and Francis of Assisi as well as a more comprehensive study throughout of the role of women in the medieval church. Lynch and Adamo seek to explain the history of the Church as an institution, and to explore its all-pervasive role in medieval life. In the course of the thousand years covered in this book, we see the members and leaders of the Western Church struggle with questions that are still relevant today: What is the nature of God? How does a church keep beliefs from becoming diluted in a diverse society? What role should the state play in religion? The book is now accompanied by a website with textual, visual, and musical primary sources making it a fantastic resource for students of medieval history.

The medieval church

The medieval church

a brief history

  • Author: Joseph H. Lynch
  • Publisher: Longman Pub Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 385
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The Church was the central institution of the European Middle Ages, and the foundation of medieval life. Professor Lynch's admirable survey (concentrating on the western church, and emphasising ideas and trends over personalities) meets a long-felt need for a single-volume comprehensive history, designed for students and non-specialists.

The Medieval Church

The Medieval Church

From the Dawn of the Middle Ages to the Eve of the Reformation

  • Author: Carl A. Volz
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 068700604X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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Why does one's concept of the medieval church have a direct bearing on one's attitude toward ecumenism? How was Europe evangelized? Why is it essential to understand the different relationships of church-to-state between the West and Byzantium in order to understand the church's role in Eastern culture today? What common practices of public worship and personal piety have their roots in the medieval church? The Medieval Church: From the Dawn of the Middle Ages to the Eve of the Reformation addresses these questions and many more to demonstrate the pervasive influence of the past on modern piety, practice, and beliefs. For many years the Medieval period of church history has been ignored or denigrated as being the "dark ages," an attitude fostered by Enlightenment assumptions. Yet not only does this millennium provide a bridge to the early church, it created modern Europe and its nations, institutions, and the concept of Christendom as well. The Medieval Church, written in an easily accessible style, introduces the reader to the fascinating interplay of authority and dissent, the birth and development of doctrinal beliefs, the spirituality of the common person, and the enduring allure of Christian mysticism. The Medieval Church is a companion to The Early Church: Origins to the Dawn of the Middle Ages by E. Glenn Hinson and The Modern Church: From the Dawn of the Reformation to the Eve of the Third Millennium by Glenn Miller.

A Brief History of Christianity

A Brief History of Christianity

  • Author: Carter Lindberg
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • 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.

Die traurige Geschichte der Brüder Grossbart

Die traurige Geschichte der Brüder Grossbart

Fantasy

  • Author: Jesse Bullington
  • Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
  • ISBN: 3838706501
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 544
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Zu behaupten, die Brüder Grossbart seien grausame Räuber, wäre sogar in den Ohren des schlimmsten Wegelagerers untertrieben. Und sie als Schweine zu bezeichnen, wäre eine Beleidigung selbst für den stinkendsten Keiler. Sie waren Grossbarts durch und durch und in vielen Ländern sprach man ihren Namen mit Schrecken aus. Gleichwohl waren sie nicht so widerwärtig wie ihr Vater oder so durchtrieben wie ihr Großvater, nein, die Brüder waren schlimmer. Manchmal kann das Blut eines Geschlechts binnen einer Generation böse werden, oder sich im Laufe der Zeit in etwas wahrhaft Böses verwandeln und das war bei den grässlichen Zwillingen Hegel und Manfried der Fall...

Trust

Trust

A History

  • Author: Geoffrey Hosking
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191022829
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Today there is much talk of a 'crisis of trust'; a crisis which is almost certainly genuine, but usually misunderstood. Trust: A History offers a new perspective on the ways in which trust and distrust have functioned in past societies, providing an empirical and historical basis against which the present crisis can be examined, and suggesting ways in which the concept of trust can be used as a tool to understand our own and other societies. Geoffrey Hosking argues that social trust is mediated through symbolic systems, such as religion and money, and the institutions associated with them, such as churches and banks. Historically these institutions have nourished trust, but the resulting trust networks have tended to create quite tough boundaries around themselves, across which distrust is projected against outsiders. Hosking also shows how nation-states have been particularly good at absorbing symbolic systems and generating trust among large numbers of people, while also erecting distinct boundaries around themselves, despite an increasingly global economy. He asserts that in the modern world it has become common to entrust major resources to institutions we know little about, and suggests that we need to learn from historical experience and temper this with more traditional forms of trust, or become an ever more distrustful society, with potentially very destabilising consequences.

Later Medieval Europe

Later Medieval Europe

1250-1520

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317890175
  • Category: History
  • Page: 372
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From the divine right of kings to the political philosophies of writers such as Machiavelli, the medieval city-states to the unification of Spain, Daniel Waley and Peter Denley focus on the growing power of the state to illuminate changing political ideas in Europe between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Spanning the entire continent and beyond, and using contemporary voices wherever possible, the authors include substantial sections on economics, religion, and art, and how developments in these areas fed into and were influenced by the transformation of political thinking. The new edition takes the narrative beyond the confines of western Europe with chapters on East Central Europe and the teutonic knights, and the Portuguese expansion across the Atlantic. The third edition of this classic introduction to the period includes even greater use of contemporary voices, full reading lists, and new chapters on East Central Europe and Portuguese exploration. Suitable as an introductory text for undergraduate courses in Medieval Studies and Medieval European History.

The Catholic Church

The Catholic Church

A Short History

  • Author: Hans Küng
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1780223862
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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A landmark short history of the Catholic Church by the world's greatest living Christian theologian and historian. Hans Kung describes the history of the Roman Catholic Church from its origins in St Paul's Rome, through the disputes of the medieval era to the modern world. He examines the historic tension in the Church between pluralism and exclusivity; how the role of the Pope has changed; the motivations of the great reforming pontiffs; the evolving functions of the bishops and cardinals; the church's enthusiasm for missionary activity; the origins of the Marian cult; and how the shock waves of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation can still be felt today. The book concludes with a searching assessment of how the Catholic faith confronts the immense challenges - from science, from the empowerment of women, from those seeking reform of the Church's strictures against abortion and contraception - in the new millennium. 'The sweep is vast and the tale told with pace and passion' Financial Times

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 364110498X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Brief Christian Histories

Brief Christian Histories

Getting a Sense of Our Long Story

  • Author: James W. White
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630873055
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 246
  • View: 8551
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How do we undergird Christian enthusiasm with Christian substance? Brief Christian Histories combines biblical and ecclesial history in a single volume, taking readers through 4000 years of our religion's history using four themes of interest: WHO has led us? HOW have we been guided ethically? WHAT have been our faith practices and pieties? WHERE have we interacted with culture, and to what effect? Reading any one chapter will give readers a feel for the Christian narrative as a whole. Reading two or more narratives will broaden readers' understanding of where we have come from--all to help understand this big religion of ours, deepen ourselves in it, and keep our faith fresh and moving forward. We move for God's New Order (basileia)--about which Jesus taught, for which he taught us to pray, and into which he invites our enthusiastic, substantive sojourning.

The Formation of a Medieval Church

The Formation of a Medieval Church

Ecclesiastical Change in Verona, 950–1150

  • Author: Maureen C. Miller
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501728857
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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In this provocative account, Maureen Miller challenges traditional explanations of the process that changed the nature of religious institutions--and religious life itself--in the diocese of Verona during the early and central Middle Ages. Building on substantial archival research, she shows how demographic expansion, economic development, and political change helped transform religious ideals and ecclesiastical institutions into a recognizably "medieval" church.

A Brief History of Western Civilization

A Brief History of Western Civilization

The Unfinished Legacy

  • Author: Mark A. Kishlansky,Patrick J. Geary,Patricia O'Brien
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780321097002
  • Category: History
  • Page: 800
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* Four Color Design. The new four-color format enhances the value of the maps and graphics and makes the book more visually exciting, more accessible, and easier to read. * Primary Sources. Selections from primary source documents designed to stimulate student interest in history. Each source is accompanied by an explanatory headnote that provides the necessary historical context. * Geographical Tours of Europe. Thematic tours, each accompanied by a map, to guide the student around the changing contours of the geography of Western history. * TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGE: Discovering Western Civilization On-Line. This end-of-chapter annotated website resource links students to top-rated sites of documents, images, and cultural resources. * Updated scholarship and coverage in the post-World War II chapters. * Special Feature Essays will be available on the Companion Website. There will be a link in the Discovering Western Civilization On-Line section. * Balanced approach that spotlights comprehensive coverage of social history within a traditional, political framework. * Increased Coverage of Hellenism recognizes how Hellenism influenced the cultures of the western Mediterranean. * The Visua

The Shaping of Western Civilization

The Shaping of Western Civilization

From Antiquity to the Present

  • Author: Michael Burger
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442694092
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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Michael Burger's goal in this inexpensive overview is to provide a brief, historical narrative of Western civilization. Not only does its length and price separate this text from the competition, but its no-frills, uncluttered format and well-written, one-authored approach make it a valuable asset for every history student. The Shaping of Western Civilization begins with the ancient Near East and ends with globalization. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation. Burger's skills as writer and synthesizer will enable students to obtain the background required to ask meaningful questions of primary sources. In addition to suggestions for further reading, this overview includes over 50 images and 22 maps.

The Catholic Church

The Catholic Church

A Brief Popular History

  • Author: Cynthia Stewart
  • Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
  • ISBN: 0884899675
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 337
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The Catholic Church: A Brief Popular Historyis an engaging and informative survey of the major people, periods and events in Church history. Designed with the introductory student in mind, the text is both accessible and thorough. An engaging vignette opens each chapter, drawing the reader in by encouraging a personal connection to the people of the time. A chapter overview then signals the material to follow. Throughout the text, sidebars highlight key persons and events, excerpts from primary sources enrich the reading, connections with the Church today add relevance, and end-of-chapter questions prompt reflection and review. Altogether,The Catholic Church: A Brief Popular Historyprovides a solid foundation in major theological themes and prepares students for further study.

Artifacts from Medieval Europe

Artifacts from Medieval Europe

  • Author: James B. Tschen-Emmons
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610696220
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 321
  • View: 6960
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Using artifacts as primary sources, this book enables students to comprehensively assess and analyze historic evidence in the context of the medieval period. • Provides a single-volume resource for using medieval artifacts to better understand the long-ago past • Supplies images of artifacts with detailed descriptions, explanations of significance, and a list of sources for more information, which help students learn how to effectively analyze primary sources • Presents a virtual window into many different aspects of medieval society and life, including particular activities or roles—such as farming, weaving, fashion, or being a mason or a knight • Includes sidebars within selected entries that explain key terms and concepts and supply excerpts from contemporary sources

A Short History of Opera

A Short History of Opera

  • Author: Donald J. Grout,Hermine Weigel Williams
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231507720
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 992
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When first published in 1947, A Short History of Opera immediately achieved international status as a classic in the field. Now, more than five decades later, this thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition informs and entertains opera lovers just as its predecessors have. The fourth edition incorporates new scholarship that traces the most important developments in the evolution of musical drama. After surveying anticipations of the operatic form in the lyric theater of the Greeks, medieval dramatic music, and other forerunners, the book reveals the genre's beginnings in the seventeenth century and follows its progress to the present day. A Short History of Opera examines not only the standard performance repertoire, but also works considered important for the genre's development. Its expanded scope investigates opera from Eastern European countries and Finland. The section on twentieth-century opera has been reorganized around national operatic traditions including a chapter devoted solely to opera in the United States, which incorporates material on the American musical and ties between classical opera and popular musical theater. A separate section on Chinese opera is also included. With an extensive multilanguage bibliography, more than one hundred musical examples, and stage illustrations, this authoritative one-volume survey will be invaluable to students and serious opera buffs. New fans will also find it highly accessible and informative. Extremely thorough in its coverage, A Short History of Opera is now more than ever the book to turn to for anyone who wants to know about the history of this art form.

Sustaining the Hope for Unity

Sustaining the Hope for Unity

Ecumenical dialogue in a Postmodern World

  • Author: Erin Brigham
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • ISBN: 0814680232
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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What is unity and how does it serve as a goal for ecumenical dialogue? How can churches, ecumenical organizations, ministers, and theologians effectively approach this goal in the twenty-first century? Sustaining the Hope for Unity offers a methodological reflection on these questions using insights of contemporary critical theory. With particular attention to the work of Jürgen Habermas, the book develops a framework for exchanging religious narratives in a postmodern context marked by pluralism and ambiguity. Using this framework to address questions that have emerged out of the life of the World Council of Churches, Sustaining the Hope for Unity argues that unity must be imagined eschatologically in order to achieve inclusive and non-coercive dialogue between diverse Christian communities. Looking ahead to ecumenism in the twenty-first century, it makes a case for the role of the WCC as a public space for the exchange of religious narratives.

A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages

A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages

  • Author: Martyn Whittock
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472107667
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life. Thus we glimpse 11th century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of Dick Whittington illuminates the rise of the urban elite. The stories of Roger 'the Raker' who drowned in his own sewage, a 'merman' imprisoned in Orford Castle and the sufferings of the Jews of Bristol reveal the extraordinary diversity of medieval society. Through these characters and events - and using the latest discoveries and research - the dynamic and engaging panorama of medieval England is revealed. Interesting facts include: When the life expectancy for women dropped to 26 years in Sierra Leone in 2002, following a catastrophic civil war, it was one year longer than the estimate for early medieval women. So great was the extent of church construction in the thirteenth century that it has been calculated it was the equivalent, in modern terms, of every family in England paying £500 every year, for the whole century! Murder rates for East Anglia, in the fourteenth century, were comparable with those of modern New York. For England generally the homicide rate was far higher than that of the urban USA today.

By the Renewing of Your Minds

By the Renewing of Your Minds

The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine

  • Author: Ellen T. Charry
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199880050
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 280
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This book develops the thesis that classical Christian theology seeks to help believers flourish by knowing and loving God. Ellen Charry argues this premise by example, offering a close reading of a number of classical texts, from the New Testament era to the Reformation, including works of Paul, Augustine, Athanasius, Basil of Caesarea, Anselm, and Calvin. She points out the pastoral and moral aims that shape the teachings of these theologians on a wide range of topics, including the Trinity; human beings as created in the image of God; the incorporation of Jews and Gentiles into the body of Christ in baptism; the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Christ; and the divinity of the Holy Spirit. Charry explains that the very logic of their arguments is shaped by the author's concern for the goodness and happiness that should result from living into the doctrines. She further shows that although the spiritual and pastoral purposes of these writings are many and complex, they are invariably concerned to foster what modern people can, without difficulty, recognize as human dignity--what she calls "excellence"--in action, affection, and self-appraisal.

Die Entstehung des christlichen Europa

Die Entstehung des christlichen Europa

  • Author: Peter Brown
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 9783406405198
  • Category:
  • Page: 404
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