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This selection of writings from the most important moments in the history of Christianity has become established as a classic reference work. This new edition brings the anthology up-to-date with a new section looking at issues facing the twenty-first century churches.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Henry Bettenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2011-09-29
File: 529 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780199568987

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This collection of legal documents affecting the Christian Church in the Roman Empire is the first its kind in any language. In time the monuments here translated cover the period from the foundation of the Church to the deposition of Romulus Augustulus, the last emperor in the West (476), and to the publication of the second (and only extant) edition of the Code of Justinian I, the most conspicuous champion of Caesaropapism in the East (534)--each terminus ad quem being an arbitrary, but a natural, limit. The character of the originals, which are mostly in either Greek or Latin, is strictly secular, that is, the documents emanate from the State's officials, ordinarily the emperors, and thus expose the State's attitude toward the Church. --From the Introduction

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Genre: Religion
Author: P. R. Coleman-Norton
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2018-08-29
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781725255654

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Here is a fine collection of the most important source materials for the history of Christianity, in a compact and attractive little volume. --The Christian Century

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Genre: Church history
Author: Henry Bettenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 1967
File: 343 Pages
ISBN-13: 0195012933

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Genre: Religion
Author: Austin Flannery
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Release: 2014-06-01
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9780814649442

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The third edition of Christianity Through the Centuries brings the reader up-to-date by discussing events and developments in the church into the 1990s. This edition has been redesigned with new typography and greatly improved graphics to increase clarity, accessibility, and usefulness. - New chapters examine recent trends and developments (expanding the last section from 2 chapters to 5) - New photos. Over 100 photos in all -- more than twice the number in the previous edition - Single-column format for greater readability and a contemporary look - Improved maps (21) and charts (39) Building on the features that have made Christianity Through the Centuries an indispensable text, the author not only explains the development of doctrines, movements, and institutions, but also gives attention to "the impact of Christianity on its times and to the mark of the times on Christianity."

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Genre: Religion
Author: Earle E. Cairns
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2009-09-13
File: 560 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310829300

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Genre: Church and state
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Release: 1966
File: 1358 Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951001511317U

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In this fully revised and updated edition, the lauded church historian Justo González tells the story of Christianity from its fragile infancy to its pervasive dominance at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. The Story of Christianity, volume 1, relates the dramatic events, the colorful characters, and the revolutionary ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of the church's life and thought. From Jesus's faithful apostles to the early reformist John Wycliffe, González skillfully weaves details from the lives of prominent figures tracing core theological issues and developments within the various traditions of the church. The Story of Christianity demonstrates at each point what new challenges and opportunities faced the church and how Christians struggled with the various options open to them, thereby shaping the future direction of the church. This new edition of The Story of Christianity incorporates recent archaeological discoveries to give us a better view of the early Christian communities. Among these are advances in the recovery of Gnostic texts that have revealed a richer diversity of "Christianities" in the first century. González also includes important research done in the past twenty-five years revealing the significant role of women throughout the history of the church. With lively storytelling incorporating the latest research, The Story of Christianity provides a fascinating introduction to the panoramic history of Christianity.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Justo L. Gonzalez
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2014-11-25
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062364890

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"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

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Genre: Religion
Author: Paula Fredriksen
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2008-10-01
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780300164107

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This selection of writings from early church leaders includes work by Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Polycarp, Irenaeus, Athenagoras, and Justin Martyr.Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works--each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century--contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Cyril Richardson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 1995-12
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780684829517

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Release: 1950
File: Pages
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