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History of the world Christian movement : Volume I, Earliest Christianity to 1453

Author: Dale T Irvin; Scott W Sunquist
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, [2001]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the development of Christianity from its origins up to the mid-fifteenth century. In place of conventional Eurocentric treatments, this work assigns a rightful place to the peoples of Africa, Asia, and the Near East in the unfolding of Christianity, a religion constantly evolving in dialogue with new cultures, new questions, and new historical influences. --From publisher description.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Irvin, Dale T., 1955.
History of the world Christian movement.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, 2001-
(OCoLC)606637054
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dale T Irvin; Scott W Sunquist
ISBN: 9781570753961 1570753962
OCLC Number: 990450521
Description: 519 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part one. Into all the world: beginnings of the world Christian movement. The civilizations and cultures of the world --
Judaism at the time of Jesus --
Christina beginnings: the Jesus movement. Part two. Diverse trajectories of the early Christian movement. Apostolic memory in several gospels --
The early Christian movement in Syria and Mesopotamia --
In Greece and Asia Minor --
In the Western Mediterranean --
In Alexandria and Egypt --
"Every foreign land". Part three. The Great Church takes shape. The Great Church emerges --
Gnostics, Catholics, and Manicheans --
Christians, Jews, and Israel's heritage of monotheism --
Spiritual currents and social life across cultures. Part four. The age of the imperial church: affirmations and dissent (c.300 to c.600). The conversion of Constantine and the making of an imperial church --
Donatists and Catholics: a struggle over holiness and unity in Roman North Africa --
The Arian-Nicene controversy and the making of Orthodoxy --
The road to Chalcedon and christological diversity --
The Christian movement in the East: Syria and the emergence of a Persian National Church --
Christianity in Egypt and Ethiopia --
Roman and Latin churches in the West --
The age of Justinian and Theodora in the Eastern Roman Empire. Part five. New challenges, new beginnings, 600 to 1000. The land of Arabia, the Prophet Muhammad, and the rise of Islam --
The Christian movement and the Islamic Caliphate: Syria and Persia --
The Christian movement in Africa and Spain --
Expansion of the Christian movement in India, Central Asia, and China --
The making of Christendom in the West --
Monasticism in the West --
Christianity in the East Roman Empire --
Christian expansion northward. Part six. new political horizon, 1000 to 1453. Controversy and crisis in Christendom --
Christendom and crusade in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries --
Spiritual renewal in Western Christendom, 1100-1300 --
Intellectual renewal in Western Christendom, 1100-1300 --
Byzantium in the thirteenth century --
Christianity in Asia under the Mongols --
Egypt, Nubia, and Ethiopia --
Western Christendom, 1300-1450 --
The Christian movement in the East until 1453.
Other Titles: Earliest Christianity to 1453
Responsibility: Dale T. Irvin, Scott W. Sunquist.

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Traces the development of Christianity from its origins up to the mid-fifteenth century. In place of conventional Eurocentric treatments, this work assigns a rightful place to the peoples of Africa, Asia, and the Near East in the unfolding of Christianity, a religion constantly evolving in dialogue with new cultures, new questions, and new historical influences. --From publisher description.

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