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Christianity through the centuries : a history of the Christian Church

The third edition of this classic textbook on church history is updated to the late twentieth century. 200,000 copies are in print through the first three printings.
Print Book, English, ©1996
3rd ed., rev. and expanded View all formats and editions
Zondervan, Grand Rapids, ©1996
560 p. ; 24 cm
ContentsCharts, Maps, Pictures and CreditsAcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroduction Ancient Church History (B.C., A.D.)The Spread of Christianity in the Empire to 1001.The Fullness of the Time2.On This Rock3.To the Jew First4.Also to the Greek5.The Books and the Parchments6.With the Bishops and the DeaconsThe Struggle of the Old Catholic Imperial Church for Survival7.Christ or Caesar8.Fables or Sound Doctrine9.Earnestly Contending for the Faith10.The Church Closes RanksThe Supremacy of the Old Catholic Imperial Church, 313 – 59011.The Church Faces the Empire and the Barbarians12.Conciliar Controversy and Creedal Development13.The Golden Age of Church Fathers14.The Christianity of the Cloisters15.Hierarchical and Liturgical DevelopmentsMedieval Church HistoryThe Rise of the Empire and Latin-Teutonic Christianity16.The First Medieval Pope17.Christian Losses and Expansion18.The Revival of Imperialism in the WestEbb and Flow in Relationships Between Church and State, 800-105419.The Emergence of the Holy Roman Empire20.Revival and Schism in the ChurchThe Supremacy of the Papacy21.The Zenith of Papal Power22.Crusaders and Reformers23.Medieval Learning and WorshipMedieval Sunset and Modern Sunrise, 1305-151724.Attempts at Internal Reform25.The Papacy Faces External OppositionModern Church History 1517 and AfterReformation and Counter-Reformation, 1517-164826.The Background of Reformation27.Luther and the German Reformation28.The Reformation in Switzerland29.The Reformed Faith Outside Switzerland30.The Reformation and Puritanism in England31.Counter-Reformation and EvaluationRationalism, Revivalism, and Denominationalism, 1648-178932.The Establishment of Christianity in North America33.Rationalism, Revivalism, and Roman CatholicismRevivalism, Missions, and Modernism, 1789-191434.Roman Catholic Victories and Vicissitudes35.Religion and Reform in Great Britain and Europe36.Foes of the Faith37.The American Church in the National EraChurch and Society in Tension Since 191438.The Church in Changing World Culture39.The Decline of Liberal, Neo-Orthodox, and Radical Theologies40.The Rise of Ecumenical Organization41.Evangelical Unity in Diversity42.Decline and Expansion in Church GrowthConclusion: Problems, Patterns, and ProspectsNotesIndex