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A public faith : from Constantine to the Medieval world, A.D. 312-600

Author: Ivor J Davidson; John D Woodbridge; David F Wright
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, ©2005.
Series: Baker history of the church, v. 2.
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This book covers the period A.D. 312-600. These centuries saw the official favoring of the Christian faith in the Roman Empire and the expansion of Christianity in western Europe as well as in the Mediterranean region, Asia, and Africa. This era also witnessed the fragmentation of the political world in which the church began. Examining the challenges and opportunities generated by change, consolidation, and growth,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivor J Davidson; John D Woodbridge; David F Wright
ISBN: 0801012759 9780801012754
OCLC Number: 58795213
Notes: Originally published: Oxford, U.K. : Monarch Books, 2005.
Description: 463 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The dawn of a new age --
Constantine and the churches --
The politics of Arianism --
The churches in the Greek East --
Consolidation in the West --
Christians as ascetics --
Augustine of Hippo --
Further reflection on Christ --
Arguing over Chalcedon : division and expansion --
Christian worship --
Organization, ministry, and symbolism --
Christians and barbarians : the churches in a changing world --
A New West : Gaul, Italy, Spain --
Britain and Ireland : the first phase --
From Celtic monasticism to the evangelizing of the English.
Series Title: Baker history of the church, v. 2.
Responsibility: Ivor J. Davidson ; John D. Woodbridge and David F. Wright, consulting editors.

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This book covers the period A.D. 312-600. These centuries saw the official favoring of the Christian faith in the Roman Empire and the expansion of Christianity in western Europe as well as in the Mediterranean region, Asia, and Africa. This era also witnessed the fragmentation of the political world in which the church began. Examining the challenges and opportunities generated by change, consolidation, and growth, Ivor J. Davidson assesses the complex but fascinating ways in which Christianity developed during these dramatic times.

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