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The mission and expansion of Christianity in the first three centuries

Author: Adolf von Harnack; James Moffatt
Publisher: New York : Harper, [1962]
Series: Harper torchbooks. The cloister library, TB92.
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Harnack, Adolf von, 1851-1930.
Mission and expansion of Christianity in the first three centuries.
New York, Harper [1962]
(OCoLC)647302714
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adolf von Harnack; James Moffatt
OCLC Number: 387274
Description: xix, 527 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Bk. 1. Introductory: ch. 1. Judism : its deffusion and limits ; ch. 2. The external conditions of the world-wide expansion of the Christian religion ; ch. 3. The internal conditions determining the world-wide expansion of the Christian religion : religious syncretism ; ch. 4. Jesus Christ and the universal mission ; ch. 5. The transition from the Jewish to the Gentile mission ; ch. 6. Results of the mission of Paul and the first missionaries --
Bk. 2. Mission-preaching in word and deed: Introduction ; ch. 1. The religious characteristics of the mission-preaching ; ch. 2. The gospel of the Saviour and of salvation ; ch. 3. The conflict with demons ; ch. 4. The gospel of love and charity ; ch. 5. The religion of the spirit and of power, or moral earnestness and holiness ; ch. 6. The religion of authority and of reason, of the mysteries and of transcendentalism ; ch. 7. The tidings of the new people and of the third race : the historicaland political consciousness of Christendom. Excursus: Christians as a third race, in the judgment of their opponents ; ch. 8. The religion of a book and a historical realization ; ch. 9. The conflict with polytheism and idolatry ; Epilogue: Christianity in its completed for as a syncretistic religion --
Bk. 3. The missionaries : the methods of the mission and the counter-movements: ch. 1. The Christian missionaries (apostles, eveagelists, and prophets or teachers : the informal missionaries) ; Excursus: Travelling : the exchange of letters and literature ; ch. 2. methods of the mission : cathechizing and baptism, the invasion of domestic life ; ch. 3. The names of Christian believers ; Excursus I: Friends (ohi phíloi) ; Excusus II. Christian names ; ch. 4. The organisation of the Christian community, as bearing upon the Christian mission ; Excursus I. Ecclesiastical organisation and the episcopate (in the provinces, the citiers, and the villages), from Pius to Constantine ; Excursus II. The Catholic confederationand the mission ; Excursus III. The primacy of Rome in realtion to the mission ; ch. 5. Counter-movements.
Series Title: Harper torchbooks. The cloister library, TB92.
Responsibility: by Adolf Harnack.

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