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The story of Christianity : the early church to the Reformation

Author: Justo L González
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne/HarperCollins, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justo L González
ISBN: 9780061855887 006185588X
OCLC Number: 656415412
Notes: Originally published: The early church to the dawn of the Reformation. San Francisco : Harper & Row, ©1984.
Description: xvi, 510 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The early church --
The fullness of time --
Judaism in Palestine --
Diaspora Judaism --
The Greco-Roman world --
The Church in Jerusalem --
Unity and diversity --
Religious life --
The waning of the Jewish church --
Mission to the Gentiles --
The scope of the mission --
Paul's work --
The apostles: facts and legends --
First conflicts with the state --
A new Jewish sect --
Persecution under Nero --
Persecution under Domitian --
Persecution in the second century --
The correspondence between Pliny and Trajan --
Ignatius of Antioch, the bearer of God --
The martyrdom of Polycarp --
Persecution under Marcus Aurelius --
Toward the end of the second century --
The defense of the faith --
Base rumors and lofty criticism --
The main apologists --
Christian faith and pagan culture --
The arguments of the apologists --
The deposit of the faith --
Gnosticism --
Marcion --
The response: canon, creed, and apostolic succession --
The ancient Catholic Church --
The teachers of the Church --
Irenaeus of Lyons --
Clement of Alexandria --
Tertullian of Carthage --
Origen of Alexandria --
Persecution in the third century --
Persecution under Septimius Severus --
Under Decius --
The question of the Lapsed: Cyprian and Novatian --
Christian life --
The social origins of early Christians --
Christian worship --
The organization of the Church --
Missionary methods --
The beginnings of Christian art --
The great persecution and the final victory --
pt. II. The imperial church --
Constantine --
From Rome to Constantinople --
From the unconquered sun to Jesus Christ --
From persecution to dominance --
The impact of the new order --
Reactions to the new order --
Official theology: Eusebius of Caesarea --
The monastic reaction --
The origins of monasticism --
The first monks of the desert --
Pachomius and communal monasticism --
The spread of the monastic ideal --
The schismatic reaction: Donatism --
The Arian controversy and the Council of Nicea --
The outbreak of the controversy --
The Council of Nicea --
The pagan reaction: Julian the apostate --
Julian's religious policy --
Athanasius of Alexandria --
The early years --
Through many trials --
A theological agreement --
Further trials --
The great Cappadocians --
Macrina --
Basil the great --
Gregory of Nyssa --
Gregory of Nazianzus --
Ambrose of Milan --
An unexpected election --
The Bishop and the throne --
John Chrysostom --
A voice from the wilderness --
Return to the wilderness --
Jerome --
Augustine of Hippo --
A tortuous path to faith --
Minister and theologian of the Western Church --
Beyond the borders of the empire --
The end of an era --
pt. III. Medieval Christianity --
The new order --
The Germanic Kingdoms --
Benedictine monasticism --
The papacy --
The Arab conquests --
Eastern Christianity --
The Christological debates to the Council of Chalcedon --
Further theological debates --
The dissident churches of the East --
Eastern orthodoxy after the Arab conquests --
Imperial restoration and continuing decay --
Charlemagne's reign --
Theological activity --
New invasions --
Decay in the papacy --
Movements of renewal --
Monastic reform --
Canonical and papal reform --
The papacy and the empire in direct confrontation --
The offensive against Islam --
The first Crusade --
Later history of the Crusades --
The Spanish reconquista --
Consequences of the offensive against Islam --
The golden age of Medieval Christianity --
The Mendicant Orders --
One flock under one shepherd --
Theological activity: Scholasticism --
Missionary endeavors --
Stones that bear witness: architecture --
The collapse --
New conditions --
The papacy under the shadow of France --
The Great Western schism --
In quest of Reformation --
The Conciliar Movement --
John Wyclif --
John Huss --
Girolamo Savonarola --
The mystical alternative --
Popular movements --
Renaissance and humanism --
The later course of Scholasticism --
The revival of classical learning --
A new vision of reality --
The popes and the Renaissance --
pt. IV. The beginnings of Colonial Christianity --
Spain and the new world --
The nature of the Spanish enterprise --
The protest --
The Caribbean --
Mexico --
Golden castile --
Florida --
Columbia and Venezuela --
The four corners of the earth: the Incan empire --
La Plata --
The Portuguese enterprise --
Africa --
Toward the rising sun --
Brazil --
The New World and the Old.
Other Titles: Early church to the dawn of the Reformation
Responsibility: Justo L. González.
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