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Story of Christianity Volume 2

Story of Christianity  Volume 2 Book
Author : Justo L. Gonzalez
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2010-08-10
ISBN : 0062010751
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beginning with the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, this second volume of The Story of Christianity continues narrative history to the present. Historian Justo Gonzalez brings to life the people, dramatic events, and shaping ideas of Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy during this period, keynoting crucial theological developments while providing fresh understanding of the social, political, and economic forces that influenced the formation of the church. In particular, the author notes recurring themes of unrest, rebellion, and reformation. Gonzalez presents an illuminating record of the lives, impelling ideas, and achievements of such prominent figures as Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, and John Calvin––movers and shapers in the emerging Protestant church. His biographical insights, in conjunction with vivid historical accounts, reveal how individual lives mirror and clarify core theological concerns and developments. The interpretive overview of The Story of Christianity includes a thorough and timely analysis of the growth and maturation of Christianity, including events in Europe, the United States, and Latin America––the latter an area too often neglected in church histories, yet increasingly vital to an understanding of Christianity's historical development, present situation, and future, options. Gonzalez's richly textured study discusses the changes and directions of the church in the traditions of Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, and Eastern Christianity. The Story of Christianity covers such recent occurrences as the World Council of Churches, the Second Vatican Council, the movement toward Christian unity, and much more. It concludes with a thoughtful look at the major issues and debates involving Christians today.

A History of Christian Thought Volume I

A History of Christian Thought Volume I Book
Author : Justo L. González
Publisher : Abingdon Press
Release : 2010-09-01
ISBN : 1426721897
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. The first volume introduces the central figures and debates culminating in the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon among which the theologies of the early church were hammered out. Volume 2 #9781426721915 Volume 3 #9781426721939

The Story of Christianity

The Story of Christianity Book
Author : David Bentley Hart
Publisher : Quercus
Release : 2015-08-04
ISBN : 1623656087
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The story of Christianity is an immeasurably fascinating one. A faith that began in Roman occupied Palestine, as a small and fugitive faction within Judaism, grew, thrived and finally "conquered" the empire that had sought to exterminate it. Then, over many centuries and in many lands, it became the vital source from which new civilizations sprang. At times, its geographical range expanded mightily, at others contracted perilously. At times, the church proved heroically true to its deepest moral principles; at others, inexcusably traitorous to them. But, by the beginning of the 21st century, this faith that began in such fragility, and that became so powerful--even though its temporal power has now receded in its historic homelands--is the most widespread and diverse of all religions. Christianity is rapidly taking root in cultures very different from those in which it was born and in which it once flourished, and is assuming configurations that could not have been anticipated a century ago. In The Story of Christianity, the distinguished theologian David Bentley Hart provides a broad picture of Christian history. Presented in 50 short chapters--each focusing on a critical facet of Christian history or theology, and each amplified by timelines, quotations, and color images--his magisterial account does full justice to the range of Christian tradition, belief and practice--Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, Evangelical, Coptic, Chaldean, Ethiopian Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, Malankaran, to name but a few of the many possibilities. From the persecutions of the early church to the papal-imperial conflicts of the Middle Ages, from the religious wars of 16th and 17th-century Europe to the challenges of science and secularism in the modern era, and from the ancient Christian communities of Africa and Asia to the "house churches" of contemporary China, The Story of Christianity triumphantly captures the heterogeneous richness of Christian history.

The Story of Christianity Volume 2

The Story of Christianity  Volume 2 Book
Author : Justo L. Gonzalez
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2010-12-07
ISBN : 0061855898
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beginning with the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, this fully revised and updated second volume of The Story of Christianity continues the marvelous history of the world's largest religion. Award-winning historian Justo Gonzalez bring to life the people, dramatic events, and theological debates that have shaped Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy. From the monk Martin Luther, who dared to stand up to a corrupt pope, to the surprising spread and growing vitality of today's church in Africa, Asia, and South America, The Story of Christianity offers a complete and up-to-date retelling of this amazing history. With new information on the important contributions of women to church history as well as the latest information on Christianity in developing countries, Gonzalez's richly textured study discusses the changes and directions of the church up to the twenty-first century. The Story of Christianity covers such recent occurrences as the fall of the Soviet Union and the return of the Russian Orthodox Church; feminist, Africa-American, and Third-World theologies; the scandals and controversies facing the reign of Pope Benedict XVI; interfaith dialogue; and the movement toward unity of all Christian churches. This revised and updated edition of The Story of Christianity concludes with a thoughtful look at the major issues and debates facing Christianity today.

Christianity

Christianity Book
Author : Diarmaid MacCulloch
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-03-18
ISBN : 1101189991
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

History of Christianity

History of Christianity Book
Author : Paul Johnson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-03-27
ISBN : 1451688512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in 1976, Paul Johnson’s exceptional study of Christianity has been loved and widely hailed for its intensive research, writing, and magnitude—“a tour de force, one of the most ambitious surveys of the history of Christianity ever attempted and perhaps the most radical” (New York Review of Books). In a highly readable companion to books on faith and history, the scholar and author Johnson has illuminated the Christian world and its fascinating history in a way that no other has. Johnson takes off in the year AD 49 with his namesake the apostle Paul. Thus beginning an ambitious quest to paint the centuries since the founding of a little-known ‘Jesus Sect’, A History of Christianity explores to a great degree the evolution of the Western world. With an unbiased and overall optimistic tone, Johnson traces the fantastic scope of the consequent sects of Christianity and the people who followed them. Information drawn from extensive and varied sources from around the world makes this history as credible as it is reliable. Invaluable understanding of the framework of modern Christianity—and its trials and tribulations throughout history—has never before been contained in such a captivating work.

The Lost History of Christianity

The Lost History of Christianity Book
Author : John Philip Jenkins
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-06
ISBN : 0061980595
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Jenkins is one of America’s top religious scholars.” —Forbes magazine The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins offers a revolutionary view of the history of the Christian church. Subtitled “The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia—and How It Died,” it explores the extinction of the earliest, most influential Christian churches of China, India, and the Middle East, which held the closest historical links to Jesus and were the dominant expression of Christianity throughout its first millennium. The remarkable true story of the demise of the institution that shaped both Asia and Christianity as we know them today, The Lost History of Christianity is a controversial and important work of religious scholarship that sounds a warning that must be heeded.

A New History of Early Christianity

A New History of Early Christianity Book
Author : Charles Freeman
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 030012581X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Tracing the astonishing transformation that the early Christian church underwent - from sporadic niches of Christian communities surviving in the wake of a horrific crucifixion to sanctioned alliance with the state - Charles Freeman shows how freedom of thought was curtailed by the development of the concept of faith. The imposition of 'correct belief' and an institutional framework that enforced orthodoxy were both consolidating and stifling. Uncovering the church's relationships with Judaism, Gnosticism, Greek philosophy and Greco-Roman society, Freeman offers dramatic new accounts of Paul, the resurrection, and the church fathers and emperors."--BOOK JACKET.

A New History of Christianity

A New History of Christianity Book
Author : Hans J. Hillerbrand
Publisher : Abingdon Press
Release : 2012-08-01
ISBN : 0687027969
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Dig into the story of Christianity from its origins to today.

A Short History of Christianity

A Short History of Christianity Book
Author : Geoffrey Blainey
Publisher : SPCK
Release : 2016-07-21
ISBN : 0281076200
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Christianity has played a central role in world history, for better or worse, but beyond the life of Jesus many people know little of this story. Geoffrey Blainey takes the reader on a journey from the very beginnings of Christianity through to the present day. Looking at the development of the religion itself, as well as the social and economic forces that have influenced it, the book focuses on the stories of the key players in Christianity’s rise and fall through the ages, as well as how these players shaped the faith of believers.

The Story of Christianity

The Story of Christianity Book
Author : Jean-Pierre Isbouts
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2014
ISBN : 1426213875
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focuses on the rich social and cultural history of Christianity through the ages, from its roots in Palestine to its development as a global movement.

A Brief History of Sunday

A Brief History of Sunday Book
Author : Gonzalez, Justo L.
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0802874711
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Authoritative yet accessible historical overview of Christian Sunday worship In this book noted Christian historian Justo Gonzalez tells the story of how and why Christians have worshiped on Sunday from the earliest days of the church to the present. After discussing the views and practices relating to Sunday in the ancient church, Gonzalez turns to Constantine and how his policies affected Sunday observances. He then recounts the long process, beginning in the Middle Ages and culminating with Puritanism, whereby Christians came to think of and strictly observe Sunday as the Sabbath. Finally, Gonzalez looks at the current state of things, exploring especially how the explosive growth of the church in the Majority World has affected the observance of Sunday worldwide. Readers of this book will rediscover the joy and excitement of Sunday as the early church celebrated it and will find inspiration in an age of increasing indifference and hostility to Christianity."

The First Thousand Years

The First Thousand Years Book
Author : Robert Louis Wilken
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2012-11-27
ISBN : 0300118848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the first 1,000 years of Christian history, from the early practices and beliefs through the conversion of Constantine as well as documenting its growth to communities in Ethiopia, Armenia, Central Asia, India and China.

A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada

A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada Book
Author : Mark A. Noll
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2019-10-17
ISBN : 1467456918
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A best-selling text thoroughly updated, including new chapters on the last 30 years "An excellent study that will help historians appreciate the importance of Christianity in the history of the United States and Canada." – The Journal of American History “Scholars and general readers alike will gain unique insights into the multifaceted character of Christianity in its New World environment. Nothing short of brilliant.” – Harry S. Stout, Yale University “A new standard for textbooks on the history of North American Christianity.” – James Turner, University of Notre Dame Mark Noll’s A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada has been firmly established as the standard text on the Christian experience in North America. Now Noll has thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded his classic text to incorporate new materials and important themes, events, leaders, and changes of the last thirty years. Once again readers will benefit from his insights on the United States and Canada in this superb narrative survey of Christian churches, institutions, and cultural engagements from the colonial period through 2018.

A People s History of Christianity

A People s History of Christianity Book
Author : Diana Butler Bass
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-06
ISBN : 0061973025
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“It would be difficult to imagine anyone reading this book without finding some new insight or inspiration, some new and unexpected testimony to the astonishing breadth of Christianity through the centuries.” — Philip Jenkins, author of The Lost History of Christianity “Interesting, insightful, illuminating, and remarkably relevant.” — Marcus Borg, author of The Heart of Christianity In the tradition of Howard Zinn comes a new history of Christianity that reveals its bottom-up movements over the past 2,000 years, which preserved Jesus’s original message of social justice, and how this history is impacting the church today.

A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada

A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada Book
Author : Mark A. Noll
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 1992-08-11
ISBN : 9780802806512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Author Mark Noll presents the unfolding drama of American Christianity with accuracy and skill, from the first European settlements to ecumenism in the late 20th Century. This work has become a standard in the field of North American religious history.

A Short History of Christianity

A Short History of Christianity Book
Author : John Mackinnon Robertson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1913
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Short History of Christianity book written by John Mackinnon Robertson, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A History of Christian Thought

A History of Christian Thought Book
Author : Justo L. González
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9781426757778
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the flowering of Christianity, to now

Turning Points

Turning Points Book
Author : Mark A. Noll
Publisher : Baker Publishing Group
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780801057786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Evangelicalism's premier historian provides a general introduction to church history.

A Brief History of Christianity

A Brief History of Christianity Book
Author : Bamber Gascoigne
Publisher : Robinson
Release : 2017-11-21
ISBN : 9781841197104
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.