Introduction to the History of Christianity: Third Edition

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Fortress Press #ad - Its writers are committed to Christianity but also to the unhindered pursuit of truth that does not avoid the darker aspects of the varied story of Christianity. The accessible text is supported by detailed timelines, colorful images, profiles of key figures in Christianity, maps, and a complete glossary.

Introduction to the History of Christianity: Third Edition #ad - The volume has been praised as accurate, scholarly, and balanced. The inviting full-color format includes many new images and updated maps, while maintaining many of the features that made the second edition a popular volume for the classroom. Dowley has assembled a global cast of respected scholars to write the full story of the rise of the Christian faith and to provide a rounded picture of the worldwide development of Christianity.

Now in its third edition, tim dowley's masterful one-volume survey of church history has an updated design and new content, particularly in the section covering most recent Christian history. Each section includes questions for discussion.

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On the Holy Spirit: St. Basil the Great Popular Patristics

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St Vladimirs Seminary Pr #ad - On the Holy Spirit: St. Basil the Great Popular Patristics #ad - It talks also about the nature of theological language, andthe theological significance of the Church s tradition of worship and proclamation. Although the book was written for St Basil s fourth-century contemporaries, its message is valid for all ages. This volume presents a new translation of st Basil s On the Holy Spirit, a classic expression of the Church's faith in the Spirit, and a lasting testimony to the author sChristian erudition.

In the words of st gregory the Theologian, St Basil s treatise was written by a pen borrowed from the Spirit s store. This work sets forth the distinction ofthe divine Persons, and their perpetual communion and conjunction.

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Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church

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Crossway #ad - Ignatius, and ambrose and others were foundational in the growth and purity of early Christianity, Cyprian, Basil of Caesarea, and their impact continues to shape the church today. Evangelical readers interested in the historical roots of Christianity will find this to be a helpful introductory volume.

While the church today looks quite different than it did two thousand years ago, Christians share the same faith with the church fathers. Although separated by time and culture, we have much to learn from their lives and teaching. This book is an organized and convenient introduction to how to read the church fathers from AD 100 to 500

Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church #ad - . Michael haykin surveys the lives and teachings of seven of the Fathers, martyrdom, looking at their role in such issues as baptism, and the relationship between church and state.

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Confessions Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. His confessions, written when he was in his forties, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, recount how, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers.

The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Confessions Penguin Classics #ad - . A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

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131 Christians Everyone Should Know Holman Reference

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Holman Reference #ad - Includes a timeline with a historical context for each individual, key quotes from or about each personality, and more than 60 photos. It tells how they lived, what they believed, and how their faith affected the course of world history. This book offers a succinct yet thorough introduction to 131 of the most intriguing, courageous, inspiring Christians who ever lived.

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Documents of the Christian Church

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Oxford University Press, USA #ad - While retaining the original material selected by Henry Bettenson, Chris Maunder has added a substantial section of more recent writings. These illustrate the second vatican council; the theologies of liberation; Church and State from 'Thatcher's Britain' to Communist Eastern Europe; Black, feminist, and ecological theology; ecumenism; and inter-faith dialogue.

The emphasis on moral debate in the contemporary churches is reflected in selections discussing questions about homosexuality, and in-vitro fertilization, divorce, AIDS, amongst other issues. Oxford university Press USA. This selection of writings from the most important moments in the history of Christianity has become established as a classic reference work, providing insights into 2000 years of Christian theological and political debate.

Documents of the Christian Church #ad - New material also covers the global growth of Christianity, the progress of Christian unity, and mission in multi-faith and postmodern societies. This further expanded fourth edition brings the anthology up-to-date with a new section looking at issues facing the twenty-first century churches. This includes extracts exploring the churches' responses to questions of social justice, trade and debt, international politics, environmental change, and technological development.

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The Life of Saint Macrina

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Wipf and Stock #ad - Oxford university Press USA. This life, saint gregory of Nyssa, written by her other famous brother, is one of the masterpieces of Christian literature. Saint macrina 327 - 370 was a major guiding force in the early development of monasticism and it was through her example that her brother, Saint Basil the Great, was inspired to establish one of the first monastic communities.

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Augustine: The City of God against the Pagans Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Robert dyson has produced a complete, authoritative and fluent translation of De Civitate Dei, accurate, a concise introduction, edited together with full biographical notes, bibliography and chronology of Augustine's life. The result is an important contribution of interest to students of theology, philosophy, ecclesiastical history, the history of political thought and late antiquity.

Cambridge University Press. This is the first new rendition for a generation of The City of God, the first major intellectual achievement of Latin Christianity and one of the classic texts of Western civilization.

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Readings in World Christian History

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Orbis Books #ad - Cambridge University Press. Orbis Books. Oxford university Press USA. This companion to history of the World Christian Movement explores how varied and multi-cultural Christian origins and history really are.

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Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity

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Baker Academic #ad - The book presents Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon rather than just a Western experience. Now organized around fourteen key moments in church history, this well-received text provides contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as he has revealed his purpose through the centuries. Orbis Books.

Baker Academic. This new edition includes a new preface; updates throughout the book; revised "further readings" for each chapter; and two new chapters, including one spotlighting Vatican II and Lausanne as turning points of the recent past. Students in academic settings and church adult education contexts will benefit from this one-semester survey of Christian history.

Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity #ad - In this popular introduction to church history, now in its third edition, Mark Noll isolates key events that provide a framework for understanding the history of Christianity. Cambridge University Press. Oxford university Press USA.

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The Story of Christianity: A Chronicle of Christian Civilization From Ancient Rome to Today

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National Geographic #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Using the dramatic art and architecture of the christian faith as visual touchpoints and highlighting inspiring quotes and stories with resonance to the modern era, Isbouts writes with a deep respect for both Catholic and Protestant traditions and provides an excellent introduction to the complex and compelling world of the Christian faith.

Baker Academic. Beginning with the story of jesus' life, author isbouts expertly sets key turning points in the story of Christianity in context, from the conversion of Constantine to Martin Luther's protest; from the Crusades to the ministry of Mother Teresa. Sumptuously illustrated with hundreds of gorgeous photographs, The Story of Christianity focuses on the rich social and cultural history of Christianity through the ages, from its roots in Palestine to its triumph as a global movement, and maps, artifacts, told through a series of dramatic turning points and unforgettable people.

The Story of Christianity: A Chronicle of Christian Civilization From Ancient Rome to Today #ad - Cambridge University Press. Orbis Books. National Geographic Society.

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