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The Early Church

The Early Church

  • Author: Henry Chadwick
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101160428
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 320
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Examines the beginning of the Christian movement during the first centureis AD, and the explosive force of its expansion throughout the Roman world.

Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages

Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages

  • Author: Richard William Southern
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: 9780140137552
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
  • View: 2625
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The history of the Western church in the Middle Ages is the history of the most elaborate and thoroughly integrated system of religious thought and practice the world has ever known. It is also the history of European society during eight hundred years of sometimes rapid change. This authoritative history shows how the concept of an organized human society, both religious and secular, as an expression of a divinely ordered universe, was central to medieval thought. Professor R. W. Southern's book covers the period from the eighth to the sixteenth century, highlighting the main features of each medieval age and studying the Papacy, the relations between Rome and her rival Constantinople, the bishops and archbishops and the various religious orders in detail, providing a superb study of the period.

The Christian Church in the Cold War

The Christian Church in the Cold War

  • Author: Owen Chadwick
  • Publisher: Lane, Allen
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 230
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From WWII to the rise of Gorbachev, here is a book of vast learning and panoramic scope that examines the fortunes of Christianity on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Volume seven in the Penguin History of the Church series, this work offers a new historical dimension to the Second Vatican Council of 1962; to Catholic and Protestant teachings on human rights, divorce, and abortion; and more.

The Penguin History of the Church

The Penguin History of the Church

The Reformation

  • Author: Owen Chadwick
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0140137572
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
  • View: 9669
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The beginning the sixteenth century brought growing pressure within the Western Church for Reformation. The popes could not hold Western Christendom together and there was confusion about Church reform. What some believed to be abuses, others found acceptable. Nevertheless over the years three aims emerged: to reform the exactions of churchmen, to correct errors of doctrines and to improve the moral awareness of society. As a result, Western Europe divided into a Catholic South and Protestant North. Across the no man's land between them were fought the bitterest wars of religion in Christian historyThis third volume of The Penguin History of the Church deals with the formative work of Erasmus, Luther, Zwingli and Calvin, and analyses the special circumstances of the English Reformation as well as the Jesuits and the Counter-Reformation

A History of Christian Missions

A History of Christian Missions

  • Author: Stephen Neill,Owen Chadwick
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • ISBN: 9780140137637
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Professor Neill's excellent and authoriatative survey examines centuries of missionary activity, beginning with Christ and working through the Crusades and the colonization of Asia and Africa up to the present day.

The Penguin History of the Church

The Penguin History of the Church

The Early Church

  • Author: Henry Chadwick
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141955023
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 320
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Examines the beginning of the Christian movement during the first centuries AD, and the explosive force of its expansion throughout the Roman world

The Penguin History of the Church

The Penguin History of the Church

Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages

  • Author: R. Southern
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141968737
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
  • View: 693
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The history of the Western church in the Middle Ages is the history of the most elaborate and thoroughly integrated system of religious thought and practice the world has ever known. It is also the history of European society during eight hundred years of sometimes rapid change. This authoritative history shows how the concept of an organized human society, both religious and secular, as an expression of a divinely ordered universe, was central to medieval thought. Professor R. W. Southern’s book covers the period from the eighth to the sixteenth century, highlighting the main features of each medieval age and studying the Papacy, the relations between Rome and her rival Constantinople, the bishops and archbishops and the various religious orders in detail, providing a superb study of the period.

The Penguin History of the Church

The Penguin History of the Church

The Reformation

  • Author: Owen Chadwick
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141967056
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 464
  • View: 706
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The beginning the sixteenth century brought growing pressure within the Western Church for Reformation. The popes could not hold Western Christendom together and there was confusion about Church reform. What some believed to be abuses, others found acceptable. Nevertheless over the years three aims emerged: to reform the exactions of churchmen, to correct errors of doctrines and to improve the moral awareness of society. As a result, Western Europe divided into a Catholic South and Protestant North. Across the no man's land between them were fought the bitterest wars of religion in Christian historyThis third volume of ‘The Penguin History of the Church’ deals with the formative work of Erasmus, Luther, Zwingli and Calvin, and analyses the special circumstances of the English Reformation as well as the Jesuits and the Counter-Reformation

The church and the age of reason, 1648-1789

The church and the age of reason, 1648-1789

  • Author: Gerald Robertson Cragg
  • Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780140205053
  • Category: History
  • Page: 299
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The Penguin History of the Church

The Penguin History of the Church

The Church in an Age of Revolution

  • Author: Alec Vidler,Alexander Roper Vidler
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0140137629
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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The French Revolution dealt a fatal blow to the alliance of Church and State. The Christian church had to adapt to great changes - from the social upheavals of the Industrial Revolution to the philosophical speculations of Kant's 'Copernican revolution', to Darwin's evolutionary theories. Some Christians were driven to panic and blind reaction, others were inspired to re-interpret their faith; the results of this conflict within the fabric of the Church are still reverberating today. In this masterly appraisal of a doubt-ridden and turbulent period in Christianity Alec Vidler concludes with a discussion of the position of the Church in modern times and expertly answers the question: 'Has the Church stood up to the Age of Revolution?'

A Concise History of the Catholic Church (Revised Edition)

A Concise History of the Catholic Church (Revised Edition)

  • Author: Thomas Bokenkotter
  • Publisher: Image
  • ISBN: 0307423484
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 624
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Expanded and updated for the new millennium. Covering the life of Christ, the election of Pope Benedict XVI, and everything in between, A Concise History of the Catholic Church has been one of the bestselling religious histories of the past two decades and a mainstay for scholars, students, and others looking for a definitive, accessible history of Catholicism. With a clarity that will appeal to any reader, Thomas Bokenkotter divides his study into five parts that correspond to the major historical and epochal developments in Catholicism. His authoritative, thorough approach takes readers from the Church’s triumph over paganism, through "the sound and fury of renewal," to a new section devoted to such topics as dissent and current developments in the ecumenical movement. Informative illustrations throughout the book, new to this edition, enrich the reader's experience, and the addition of a wide-ranging bibliography increases its value as a sourcebook. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Rise of Christianity

The Rise of Christianity

  • Author: W. H. C. Frend
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 9781451419528
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1022
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Traces the early history of the Christian church from Jewish Palestine prior to Christ's birth to the sixth century monastic movement, and explains how Christianity survived under a variety of cultures

Doctrine and Practice in the Early Church, 2nd Edition

Doctrine and Practice in the Early Church, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Stuart G. Hall
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1610970519
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 272
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A new edition of this well-respected work. "Doctrine and Practice in the Early Church" is clearly written and carefully organized with cross-references throughout to its two companion volumes, "A New Eusebius and Creeds" and "Councils and Controversies" (revised editions SPCK 1987 and 1989). It is well established as the standard introduction to the subject for student and general reader alike. The second edition makes the text easier to understand in the light of widespread use; provides a fuller and updated bibliography; and brings thinking up to date on a number of topics including house churches, Athanasius, Gnostics, Hippolytus, Constantine, the Creed of Constantinople, and the Monophysites.

Europe in the High Middle Ages

Europe in the High Middle Ages

  • Author: William Chester Jordan
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101650915
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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"The Penguin History of Europe series... is one of contemporary publishing's great projects."--New Statesman It was an age of hope and possibility, of accomplishment and expansion. Europe's High Middle Ages spanned the Crusades, the building of Chartres Cathedral, Dante's Inferno, and Thomas Aquinas. Buoyant, confident, creative, the era seemed to be flowering into a true renaissance-until the disastrous fourteenth century rained catastrophe in the form of plagues, famine, and war. In Europe in the High Middle Ages, William Chester Jordan paints a vivid, teeming landscape that captures this lost age in all its glory and complexity. Here are the great popes who revived the power of the Church against the secular princes; the writers and thinkers who paved the way for the Renaissance; the warriors who stemmed the Islamic tide in Spain and surged into Palestine; and the humbler estates, those who found new hope and prosperity until the long night of the 1300s. From high to low, from dramatic events to social structures, Jordan's account brings to life this fascinating age. Part of the Penguin History of Europe series, edited by David Cannadine. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Christianity

Christianity

The First Three Thousand Years

  • Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101189993
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 1216
  • View: 9496
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The New York Times bestseller and definitive history of Christianity for our time—from the award-winning author of The Reformation and Silence A product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity goes back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the major turning points in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox history and fills in often neglected accounts of conversion and confrontation in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. MacCulloch introduces us to monks and crusaders, heretics and reformers, popes and abolitionists, and discover Christianity's essential role in shaping human history and the intimate lives of men and women. And he uncovers the roots of the faith that galvanized America, charting the surprising beliefs of the founding fathers, the rise of the Evangelical movement and of Pentecostalism, and the recent crises within the Catholic Church. Bursting with original insights and a great pleasure to read, this monumental religious history will not soon be surpassed.

The Penguin History Of Latin America

The Penguin History Of Latin America

New Edition

  • Author: Edwin Williamson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141937440
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
  • View: 1006
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Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world. 'A first-rate work of history ... His cool, scholarly gaze and synthesizing intelligence demystify a part of the world peculiarly prone to myth-making ... This book covers an enormous amount of ground, geographically and culturally' Tony Gould, Independent on Sunday

Christendom Destroyed

Christendom Destroyed

Europe 1517-1648

  • Author: Mark Greengrass
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241005965
  • Category: History
  • Page: 784
  • View: 402
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Mark Greengrass's gripping, major, original account of Europe in an era of tumultuous change This latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era. Martin Luther's challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. Geographical and scientific discoveries challenged the unity of Christendom as a belief-community. Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. It was reflected in the mirror of America, and refracted by the eclipse of Crusade in ambiguous relationships with the Ottomans and Orthodox Christianity. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne and Cervantes created works which continue to resonate with us. Christendom Destroyed is a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe's identity today.

Penguin History of Canada

Penguin History of Canada

  • Author: Bob Bothwell
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 0143181262
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
  • View: 2623
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Canada is in many ways a country of limits, a paradox for a place that enjoys virtually unlimited space. Most of that space is uninhabited, and much of it is uninhabitable. It is a country with a huge north but with most of its population in the south, hugging the U.S. border. An uneasy and difficult country, Canada has nevertheless defied the odds: it remains, in the 21st century, a haven of peace and a beacon of prosperity. Erudite yet accessible and marked by narrative flair, The Penguin History of Canada paints an expansive portrait of a dynamic and complex country.

A History of Christianity

A History of Christianity

  • Author: Owen Chadwick
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312187231
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1959
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Presents a history of the Christian faith, from its beginning as a Jewish sect to the impact of twentieth-century issues such as birth control, Muslim fundamentalism, and Nazi racism

The History of the Church (the Church History of Eusebius)

The History of the Church (the Church History of Eusebius)

  • Author: Eusebius
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781540872845
  • Category:
  • Page: 192
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This edition of The History of the Church contains all ten chronologically arranged books by Eusebius, which together outline the major events in the early history of the Christian church between the 1st and 4th centuries AD. Ever since its publication in the 4th century, the Church History of Eusebius has enjoyed prominence as a much-cited sources on the subject. To this day it functions as a starting point for many historians, theologians, scholars and other interested readers wishing to research the ancient Christian church. Although many of the opinions Eusebius expressed are controversial - for example blaming the misfortunes of the Jewish peoples upon the death of Jesus - his work comprehensively chronicles the complex and storied events characterizing early Christendom. Eusebius begins his book with a detailed recounting of the life and personality of Jesus Christ, the son of God. This is followed by the destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman general and later Emperor, Titus. The progress of Christianity through the time of the Emperor Trajan, and thereafter through rulers such as Septimus and Decius is recorded. The later books concern themselves with the persecution of early Christian believers, which was a frequent event during the rule of Diocletian. The profound effects this had upon the church's organisation and following is much detailed. Finally, the successful campaigns of the Emperor Constantine - who was the first Roman Emperor to be avowedly Christian - is covered, followed by the formal re-establishment of Christianity. Living in the 4th century AD as one of the earliest bishops, Eusebius of Caesarea was in an authoritative position to record the principle history of the Christian church. He had at his disposal the sizable library of Caesarea, and had spent his life in the study of a multitude of texts. His reputation, as attested in various chronicles, was as one of the most learned scholars on matters of the Christian religion alive at the time. Despite these appraisals, The Church History of Eusebius has had its accuracy called into question by subsequent historians and Christian figures. A common charge is that the book is more occupied with praising the Roman hegemony than strict accuracy. Modern historians of the 20th and 21st centuries meanwhile regard Eusebius as exclusionary to sources or opinions he deemed unfavorable or divergent with his own, personal point of view.