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A Brief History Of Christianity.

Author: Carter Lindberg
Publisher: Oxford : John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This brief history tells the story of Christianity from its origins to the present day. It spans over 2,000 years of colorful incident to give an authoritative history of Christianity for both the general reader and the beginning student. Ranging from the missionary journeys of the apostles to the tele-evangelism of the twenty-first century, this concise and compelling book also includes an introduction to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carter Lindberg
ISBN: 9781405148870 140514887X
OCLC Number: 437153183
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages)
Contents: Preface; Chapter 1 The Responsibility to Remember:An Introduction to the Historiography of Christianity; Chapter 2 The Law of Praying is the Law of Believing; Chapter 3 Sibling Rivalry: Heresy, Orthodoxy, and Ecumenical Councils; Chapter 4 The Heavenly City: The Augustinian Synthesis of Biblical Religion and Hellenism; Chapter 5 The Development of Medieval Christendom; Chapter 6 Faith in Search of Understanding:Anselm, Abelard, and the Beginnings of Scholasticism; Chapter 7 The Medieval Church; Chapter 8 The Reformations of the Sixteenth Century; Chapter 9 Pietism and the Enlightenment. Chapter 10 Challenge and Response: The Church in the Nineteenth CenturyChapter 11 The Christian Churches since World War I; Appendix Periodization; Glossary; Further Reading; Index.

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This brief history tells the story of Christianity from its origins to the present day. It spans over 2,000 years of colorful incident to give an authoritative history of Christianity for both the general reader and the beginning student. Ranging from the missionary journeys of the apostles to the tele-evangelism of the twenty-first century, this concise and compelling book also includes an introduction to the historiography of Christianity, an appendix on theological terms, and a bibliography.

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