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The Catholic Church through the ages : a history

Author: John Vidmar
Publisher: New York : Paulist Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This bestseller, now in a second edition, is a one-volume survey of the history of the Catholic Church from its beginning until, and including, the pontificate of Pope Francis.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vidmar, John.
Catholic Church through the ages.
New York : Paulist Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2014022117
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Vidmar
ISBN: 9780809149049 0809149044
OCLC Number: 881146198
Description: x, 380 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The first age of the church (AD 30-330) : the early church. Jewish sources of Christianity ; Roman sources of Christianity ; Influence of Jewish and Roman sources on Christianity ; Christian sources ; Paul ; Attacks on Christianity ; Rival religions ; The life of the early church ; The end of the first age ; Recommended readings ; Notes --
The second age of the church (AD 330-650) : the age of the fathers. The fathers of the church ; The papacy ; The first christological councils ; St. Augustine (354-430) ; The veneration of the saints ; The rise of monasticism ; The end of the second age ; Recommended readings ; Notes --
The third age of the church (650-1000) : the early middle ages. Islam ; The Byzantine church and the eastern schism ; The barbarians ; The papacy (955-1057) ; The end of the third age ; Recommended readings ; Notes --
The fourth age of the church (1000-1450) : the high middle ages. The Crusades ; The new religious orders ; Scholasticism ; Medieval mysticism ; The medieval inquisition ; The Spanish inquisition ; Innocent III ; The decline of the papacy ; The end of the fourth age ; Recommended readings ; Notes --
The fifth age of the church (1450-1789) : reformations and renaissance. The Renaissance ; The reformation on the continent ; The English reformation ; The reformation in Scotland ; Protestantism ; The Catholic response ; The missions (1500-1800) ; The end of the fifth age ; Chronology of the reformation ; Recommended readings ; Notes --
The sixth age of the church (1789-present) : the modern age. The Enlightenment or the age of reason ; The French revolution ; The aftermath of revolution ; The catholic church in the United States ; Social Catholicism ; The revival of the missions (1800-2000) ; War and dictatorship ; Nazi Germany and the Catholic church ; Post-world war II Catholicism ; The end of the sixth age ; Recommended readings ; Notes.
Responsibility: John Vidmar, OP.

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