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    Online Resource
    [s.l.] : Wiley-Blackwell
    Format: Online Ressource (PDF, 21055 KB, 392 S.)
    Edition: 1. Aufl.
    ISBN: 1118337808 , 1118337824
    Content: A major new introduction to the global history of Christianity, written by one of the world’s leading theologians and author of numerous bestselling textbooks.Provides a truly global review by exploring the development of Christianity and related issues in Asia, Latin America and Africa, and not just focusing on Western concernsSpanning more than two millennia and combining elements of theology, history, and culture, it traces the development of all three branches of Christianity – Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox – providing context to Christianity’s origins and its links to JudaismLooks beyond denominational history at Christianity’s impact on individuals, society, politics, and intellectual thought, as well as on art, architecture, and the natural sciencesCombines McGrath’s acute historical sensibility with formidable organizational skill, breaking the material down into accessible, self-contained historical periods Offers an accessible and student-oriented text, assuming little or no advance theological or historical knowledge on the part of the reader
    Note: Description based upon print version of record , Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Brief Contents; Full Contents; Maps and Illustrations; How to Use This Book; 1: The Early Church, 100-500; 1.1. Setting the Context: The Origins of Christianity; 1.1.1. The Crucible: The History of Israel; 1.1.2. A Wider Context: The Pagan Quest for Wisdom; 1.1.3. The Turning Point: Jesus of Nazareth; 1.1.4. The Early Spread of Christianity; 1.1.5. The Apostolic Age; 1.1.6. Women in Apostolic Christianity; 1.1.7. Christianity and Judaism: A Complex Relationship; 1.2. Early Christianity and the Roman Empire; 1.2.1. The Roman Empire, c. 100 , 1.2.2. Christianity and the Imperial Cult1.2.3. Christianity and Judaism: Marcion of Sinope; 1.2.4. Christianity and Pagan Culture: Justin Martyr; 1.2.5. Early Christian Worship and Life; 1.3. Early Christianity and the Hellenistic World; 1.3.1. The Greek-Speaking World, c. 200; 1.3.2. The Challenge of Gnosticism: Irenaeus of Lyons; 1.3.3. The Challenge of Platonism: Clement of Alexandria and Origen; 1.3.4. Christianity and the Cities: Alexandria and Antioch; 1.3.5. Monasticism: A Reaction against the Cities; 1.3.6. The Cult of Thecla: Women and the Churches , 1.4. The Imperial Religion: The Conversion of Constantine1.4.1. Roman Persecution of Christianity; 1.4.2. The First Christian Emperor: Constantine; 1.4.3. The Christianization of the Roman Empire; 1.4.4. The Imperialization of Christianity; 1.4.5. Augustine of Hippo: The Two Cities; 1.4.6. The Decline of the Western Empire; 1.4.7. The "New Rome": Byzantium and the Eastern Empire; 1.5. Orthodoxy and Heresy: Patterns in Early Christian Thought; 1.5.1. The Boundaries of Faith: A Growing Issue; 1.5.2. The Canon of the New Testament , 1.5.3. Arianism: The Debate over the Identity of Jesus of Nazareth1.5.4. Trinitarianism: A Debate about the Nature of God; 1.5.5. Donatism: A Debate over the Nature of the Church; 1.5.6. Pelagianism: A Debate over Grace and Human Achievement; 1.5.7. Innovation: A Debate over the Role of Tradition; 1.5.8. The Origins and Development of Creeds; 1.5.9. The Council of Chalcedon, 451; Sources of Quotations; For Further Reading; 2: The Middle Ages and Renaissance, c. 500-c. 1500; 2.1. Setting the Context: The Background to the High Middle Ages; 2.1.1. Western Christianity after the Fall of Rome , 2.1.2. The Rise of Celtic Christianity2.1.3. The Seventh Century: Islam and Arab Expansion; 2.1.4. The Age of Charlemagne; 2.1.5. The Rise of the Monastic and Cathedral Schools; 2.1.6. Byzantine Christianity: Monophysitism and Iconoclasm; 2.1.7. Ninth-Century Debates: The Real Presence and Predestination; 2.1.8. Orthodox Missions to Eastern Europe: Bulgaria and Russia; 2.1.9. The Tenth Century: Institutional Decline and Decay; 2.1.10. The "Great Schism" between East and West (1054); 2.2. The Dawn of the High Middle Ages; 2.2.1. The Eleventh Century: The Gregorian Reforms , 2.2.2. The Cultural Renaissance of the Twelfth Century
    Additional Edition: Print version Christian History : An Introduction
    Language: English
    Keywords: Electronic books
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