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A History Of Christianity

Author : Diarmaid MacCulloch
ISBN : 9780141957951
Genre : Religion
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Christianity, one of the world's great religions, has had an incalculable impact on human history. This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organisation and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society. Diarmaid MacCulloch ranges from Palestine in the first century to India in the third, from Damascus to China in the seventh century and from San Francisco to Korea in the twentieth. He is one of the most widely travelled of Christian historians and conveys a sense of place as arrestingly as he does the power of ideas. He presents the development of Christian history differently from any of his predecessors. He shows how, after a semblance of unity in its earliest centuries, the Christian church divided during the next 1400 years into three increasingly distanced parts, of which the western Church was by no means always the most important: he observes that at the end of the first eight centuries of Christian history, Baghdad might have seemed a more likely capital for worldwide Christianity than Rome. This is the first truly global history of Christianity.

Christianity

Author : Diarmaid MacCulloch
ISBN : 1101189991
Genre : Religion
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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.

Die Zweite Phase Der Englischen Reformation 1547 1603 Und Die Geburt Der Anglikanischen Via Media

Author : Diarmaid MacCulloch
ISBN : 3402029790
Genre : History
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Christianity In India

Author : Leonard Fernando
ISBN : 067005769X
Genre : Religion
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"Written by two of the country's foremost theologians, Christianity in India traces the fascinating history of each of these communities, and describes the role of Christians in education, social services, multilingual publishing and the freedom struggle. The authors explain to non-Christians the tenets and rituals that bind the faithful, whether Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox - prayer, the Sunday service, baptism and marriage, the role of Jesus in daily life, Christians' understanding of other faiths - and examine the controversial issues of caste within Christianity and conversions from other faiths."--BOOK JACKET.

The Pentagon Of Faith A Christian S Need For The Traditional Faith Of Our Fathers

Author : Rev. Dr. Donald R. Hayes, DTh, ASF
ISBN : 9781105517242
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Sacred Theism vs. Secular Humanism outlines original sin and the forces of good vs. evil working in our world today.

Contending For The Faith

Author : E. Daisy Rodriguez
ISBN : 9781491746509
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Contending for the Faith invites readers to explore two millennia of church history and to learn how God works through the church’s ministry to spread the gospel of God’s kingdom and, in the end, to defeat the forces working to oppose him. E. Daisy Rodriguez combines dramatic retellings of the biblical narrative, direct citations from the Scriptures, and reflections that connect the lives and ministries of contemporary Christians with God’s work in the church throughout its history. Various chapters treat topics like God’s commission, the church, Christ’s gifts, historical critique, prophetic vision, and assurance of God’s victory. The tone is approachable and energetic, blending together explanations of the biblical background and the historical record with sections that speak to the contemporary mission of the church and its future mission. Like a lighthouse, the church has and will continue to light the way for a world lost in the darkness. If you have asked yourself what God’s plan is for his people and wondered how to interpret the threats made by forces opposed to God and the church, then Contending for the Faith will give you both a helpful introduction to the sweep of history from the church’s birth to Christ’s return in power. God’s people can be encouraged and trust that God, in the end, will carry out his plans for the church, the body of Christ.

Finding Pieces Of The Puzzle

Author : Ronald A. N. Kydd
ISBN : 9781621890607
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Climate change. Radical politics. National debt. Globalization. What do Christians have to say to the big questions we all face? Whatever they try to say, they will be seriously handicapped if they do not know their own story. Finding Pieces of the Puzzle will fill the knowledge gap. It breaks away from the usual manner in which history is written. Here is a sweeping overview of the story of Christianity that takes the reader to parts of the world seldom visited, that watches as the message of Christ encounters cultures as different as ninth century Persia and sixteenth century Kongo. The story is carried from the first to the twenty-first century by a series of mini-biographies--a young woman facing martyrdom, a boy from a little French town who becomes Pope and launches an army, an African-American who uses a successful international trade network to combat slavery. The glory, the confusion, the shame, the holiness of Christianity are all here. As the pieces are slipped into place, the puzzle begins to make sense. Watching Christians of the past face their challenges helps us understand who modern Christians really are.

Brief Christian Histories

Author : James W. White
ISBN : 9781630873059
Genre : Religion
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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.

Reformation

Author : Diarmaid MacCulloch
ISBN : 9780140285345
Genre : History
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The Reformation was the seismic event in European history over the past 1000 years, and one which tore the medieval world apart. Not just European religion, but thought, culture, society, state systems, personal relations - everything - was turned upside down. Just about everything which followed in European history can be traced back in some way to the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation which it provoked. The Reformation is where the modern world painfully and dramatically began, and MacCulloch's great history of it is recognised as the best modern account.

Scm Studyguide Church History

Author : Stephen Spencer
ISBN : 9780334046455
Genre : Religion
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An introduction to the study of the ways the church has evolved in its corporate life since its birth in the first century. Special attention is given to studying its changing relationship and interaction with the surrounding societies in which it has existed. The intended readership will be those training for ministry in English speaking churches, so the studyguide will concentrate on those aspects of this subject of most relevance to this group. This means there will be greater attention to developments in the West than in the East, especially in later centuries, and to topics such as the nature of ministry, the sacraments, places of worship, authority in the church and mission. These will be examined at each period of church history, in each chapter, to provide reference points of comparison throughout the book. Each chapter will also contain a specific case study, presenting extracts of some key documents with notes, commentary and questions for discussion, to allow readers to develop skills in historical research. General discussion questions and reading lists will be provided at the end of each chapter. The final chapter will provide guidance for the study of the history of the student's own church and community.

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