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The Catholic Church : a short history

Author: Hans Küng
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2001.
Series: Modern Library chronicles, 5.
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Offers a brief history of the Catholic Church from its roots in the teachings of Jesus Christ to the present day.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Küng, Hans, 1928-
Catholic Church.
New York : Modern Library, 2001
(OCoLC)624713100
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Küng
ISBN: 0679640924 9780679640929
OCLC Number: 45460941
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxv, 221 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Chronology --
The Catholic Church in conflict --
I. The beginnings of the church : Founded by Jesus? ; The meaning of "church" ; Was Jesus catholic? ; The earliest church ; Peter ; A fellowship made up of Jews ; The break between Jews and Christians --
II. The early Catholic Church : Paul ; The Pauline churches ; The birth of the Catholic hierarchy ; A persecuted minority endures --
III. The imperial Catholic Church : A universal religion for the universal empire ; The state church ; The bishop of Rome claims supremacy ; The father of western theology ; The trinity reinterpreted ; The City of God --
IV. The papal church : The first real pope ; Errant popes, papal forgeries, and papal trials ; Christianity becomes Germanic ; Medieval piety ; Islam ; A state for the pope ; The western equation: Christian = Catholic = Roman ; Catholic morality ; The legal basis for future Romanization --
V. The church is split : A revolution "from above" ; A Romanized Catholic Church ; Heretics and the inquisition ; The great theological synthesis ; The ongoing life of Christians --
VI. Reform, reformation, or counter-reformation? : The end of papal domination ; Thwarted reform ; Renaissance, but not for the church ; Reformation ; Was the program of the reformation catholic? ; Responsibility for the split ; The Roman Catholic counter-reformation --
VII. The Catholic Church versus modernity : A new time ; The scientific and philosophical revolution: reason ; The Church and the Copernican shift ; The cultural and theological revolution: progress ; The consequences of the enlightenment for the church ; The political revolution: nation ; The church and the revolution ; The technological and industrial revolution: industry ; A sweeping condemnation of modernity: the council of the counter-enlightenment --
VIII. The Catholic Church, present and future : Silence about the Holocaust ; The most significant pope of the twentieth century ; Restoration instead of renewal ; Betrayal of the council ; New departures at the grass roots ; A Vatican III with John XXIV --
Which church has a future?
Series Title: Modern Library chronicles, 5.
Responsibility: Hans Küng ; translated by John Bowden.
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Offers a brief history of the Catholic Church from its roots in the teachings of Jesus Christ to the present day.

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