The Early Church: The Story Of Emergent Christianity, Revised Edition

Paperback | October 1, 1993

byHenry Chadwick

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Examines the beginning of the Christian movement during the first centureis AD, and the explosive force of its expansion throughout the Roman world.

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Examines the beginning of the Christian movement during the first centureis AD, and the explosive force of its expansion throughout the Roman world.

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Examines the beginning of the Christian movement during the first centureis AD, and the explosive force of its expansion throughout the Roman world.

Format:PaperbackPublished:October 1, 1993Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140231994

ISBN - 13:9780140231991

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Are You Hungry for Church History? This work is systematically laid out in order to walk the reader through the story of the first stirrings of Christianity, to the second half of the fourth century when the papacy was beginning to establish itself as the centre of leadership and authority. Chapter seventeen highlights the embrace of the Goths into the Roman Empire, and the Church s missionary zeal in bringing them to Christ. The last chapter before Chadwick s conclusion looks specifically at worship and art during the life of the early Church. Everyone will appreciate that in piecing together scraps of information whose significance would otherwise be arcane but to the select few, Chadwick has woven them into a perceptible pattern by which the reader can discover the salient issues surrounding this gestatory period.. Not only then does this book fulfill its primary role to be a work of narrative prose with a logical head and tail to the story line, but it also allows students of religion to evaluate disparate events in isolation, and to pursue in greater detail that particular area by referring to his suggestions for further reading which corresponds to the respective chapter number in the main body of the text.
Date published: 2000-10-27

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Table of Contents

1. From Jerusalem to Rome
The Jewish background; the earliest Church; the Gentile Church; encounter with the Roman Empire
2. Faith and Order
The bonds of unity; gnosticism; the Ministry and the Bible; forms of the Ministry
3. Expansion and Growth
Causes of success; the geographical extension of the Church; the defence of the Faith
4. Justin and Irenaeus
Justin Martyr; Irenaeus
5. Easter, the Monarchian Controversy, and Tertullian
Easter; the Monarchian Controversy; Tertullian
6. Clement of Alexandria and Origen
Clement of Alexandria; Origen
7. Church, State and Society in the Third Century
The pagan revival and the persecution of Decius; Cyprian; the Great Persecution and its consequences
8. Constantine and the Council of Nicaea
9. The Arian Controversy after the Council of Nicaea
From Nicaea to the death of Constantine; the Church under the sons of Constantine; from Julian to Theodosius I
10. The Conflict of Paganism and Christianity in the Fourth Century
11. Church, State and Society from Julian to Theodosius
12. The Ascetic Movement
13. The Controversy about Origen and the Tragedy of John Chrysostom
14. The Problem of the Person of Christ
Diodore, Theodore and Apollinaris; Cyril and Nestorius; the "Monophysite" Council of Ephesus and the reaction at Chalcedon; the search for reconciliation; the doctrine of one will
15. The Development of Latin Christian Thought
Jerome and the beginnings of maturity; the conversion of Augustine; the Donatist schism and the problem of coercion; "The City of God" and the Pelagian controversy; the Holy Trinity
16. The Papacy
17. The Church and the Barbarians
18. Worship and Art
Liturby; daily offices; early Church music; Christian art
Conclusion
Suggestions for Further Reading

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Examines the beginning of the Christian movement during the first centureis AD, and the explosive force of its expansion throughout the Roman world.