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Church history in plain language / Bruce L. Shelley.

By: Material type: TextTextPublisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2013]Copyright date: ©2013Edition: Updated 4th edition / revised by R.L. HatchettDescription: xiii, 541 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780718025533
  • 0718025539
  • 9781401676315
  • 1401676316
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 270 23
LOC classification:
  • BR150 .S52 2013
Contents:
The age of Jesus and the apostles, 6 BC-AD 70. Away with the King! : the Jesus movement ; Wineskins : old and new : the gospel to the Gentiles -- The age of Catholic Christianity, 70-312. Only worthless people : Catholic Christianity ; If the Tiber floods : the persecution of Christians ; Arguing about the event : the rise of orthodoxy ; The rule of books : the formation of the Bible ; The school for sinners : the power of bishops ; Apostles to intellectuals : the Alexandrians -- The age of the Christian Roman empire, 312-590. Laying her sceptre down : the conversion of the empire ; Splitting important hairs : the doctrine of the Trinity ; Emmanuel! : Christ in the creeds ; Exiles from life : the beginnings of monasticism ; The sage of the ages : Augustine ; Peter as "pontifex maximus" : the beginnings of the papacy ; Somewhere between heaven and earth : Eastern Orthodoxy ; Bending the necks of victors : mission to the barbarians -- The Christian Middle Ages, 590-1517. God's consul : Gregory the Great ; The search for unity : Charlemagne and Christendom ; Lifted in a mystic manner : the papacy and the crusader ; The nectar of learning : scholasticism ; A song to Lady Poverty : the apostolic lifestyle ; Sleeping men and the law of necessity : the decline of the papacy ; Judgment in the process of time : Wyclif and Hus -- The age of Reformation, 1517-1648. A wild boar in the vineyard : Martin Luther and Protestantism ; Radical discipleship : the Anabaptists ; Thrust into the game : John Calvin ; The curse upon the crown : the Church of England ; "Another man" at Manresa : the Catholic Reformation ; Opening the rock : America and Asia ; The rule of the saints : Puritanism ; Unwilling to die for an old idea : denominations -- The age of reason and revival, 1648-1789. Aiming at the foundations : the cult of reason ; The heart and its reasons : Pascal and the Pietists ; A brand from the burning : Wesley and Methodism ; A new order of the ages : the Great Awakening -- The age of progress, 1789-1914. The restoration of fortresses : Catholicism in the age of progress ; A new social frontier : nineteenth-century England ; To earth's remotest people : Protestant missions ; The destiny of a nation : a Christian America ; A bridge for intelligent moderns : Protestant liberalism ; Nothing to lose but chains : the social crisis -- The age of ideologies, 1914-1989. Graffiti on a wall of shame : twentieth-century ideologies ; Rootless immigrants in a sick society : American Evangelicals ; New creeds for breakfast : the ecumenical movement ; The medicine of mercy : Roman Catholicism : Vatican II -- The age of global expansion and relocation, 1900- Christianity in the West : decline and reconstruction ; Shift to the global south : what is the "New Christianity"? ; Windows to the Christian world : places and persons of faith.
Summary: The fourth edition of Shelley's classic one-volume history of the church brings the story of Christianity into the twenty-first century. This latest edition of the book takes a close look at the rapid growth of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the southern hemisphere, addresses the decline in traditional mainline denominations, examines the influence of technology on the spread of the gospel, and discusses how Christianity intersects with other religions in countries all over the world. This concise book provides an easy-to-read guide to church history with intellectual substance. The new edition of Church History in Plain Language promises to be the new standard for readable church history. --From publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

The age of Jesus and the apostles, 6 BC-AD 70. Away with the King! : the Jesus movement ; Wineskins : old and new : the gospel to the Gentiles -- The age of Catholic Christianity, 70-312. Only worthless people : Catholic Christianity ; If the Tiber floods : the persecution of Christians ; Arguing about the event : the rise of orthodoxy ; The rule of books : the formation of the Bible ; The school for sinners : the power of bishops ; Apostles to intellectuals : the Alexandrians -- The age of the Christian Roman empire, 312-590. Laying her sceptre down : the conversion of the empire ; Splitting important hairs : the doctrine of the Trinity ; Emmanuel! : Christ in the creeds ; Exiles from life : the beginnings of monasticism ; The sage of the ages : Augustine ; Peter as "pontifex maximus" : the beginnings of the papacy ; Somewhere between heaven and earth : Eastern Orthodoxy ; Bending the necks of victors : mission to the barbarians -- The Christian Middle Ages, 590-1517. God's consul : Gregory the Great ; The search for unity : Charlemagne and Christendom ; Lifted in a mystic manner : the papacy and the crusader ; The nectar of learning : scholasticism ; A song to Lady Poverty : the apostolic lifestyle ; Sleeping men and the law of necessity : the decline of the papacy ; Judgment in the process of time : Wyclif and Hus -- The age of Reformation, 1517-1648. A wild boar in the vineyard : Martin Luther and Protestantism ; Radical discipleship : the Anabaptists ; Thrust into the game : John Calvin ; The curse upon the crown : the Church of England ; "Another man" at Manresa : the Catholic Reformation ; Opening the rock : America and Asia ; The rule of the saints : Puritanism ; Unwilling to die for an old idea : denominations -- The age of reason and revival, 1648-1789. Aiming at the foundations : the cult of reason ; The heart and its reasons : Pascal and the Pietists ; A brand from the burning : Wesley and Methodism ; A new order of the ages : the Great Awakening -- The age of progress, 1789-1914. The restoration of fortresses : Catholicism in the age of progress ; A new social frontier : nineteenth-century England ; To earth's remotest people : Protestant missions ; The destiny of a nation : a Christian America ; A bridge for intelligent moderns : Protestant liberalism ; Nothing to lose but chains : the social crisis -- The age of ideologies, 1914-1989. Graffiti on a wall of shame : twentieth-century ideologies ; Rootless immigrants in a sick society : American Evangelicals ; New creeds for breakfast : the ecumenical movement ; The medicine of mercy : Roman Catholicism : Vatican II -- The age of global expansion and relocation, 1900- Christianity in the West : decline and reconstruction ; Shift to the global south : what is the "New Christianity"? ; Windows to the Christian world : places and persons of faith.

The fourth edition of Shelley's classic one-volume history of the church brings the story of Christianity into the twenty-first century. This latest edition of the book takes a close look at the rapid growth of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the southern hemisphere, addresses the decline in traditional mainline denominations, examines the influence of technology on the spread of the gospel, and discusses how Christianity intersects with other religions in countries all over the world. This concise book provides an easy-to-read guide to church history with intellectual substance. The new edition of Church History in Plain Language promises to be the new standard for readable church history. --From publisher's description.

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