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The path of Christianity : the first thousand years / John Anthony McGuckin.

McGuckin, John Anthony (author.)
ISBN 9780830840984
Publicerad: Downers Grove, Illinois : An imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2017]
Engelska xviii, 1207 pages
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  • The fertile second century -- Blood in the arena : the age of persecutions and resistance : second to third centuries -- Coming of age : Christianity in the third century -- The gospel on the throne : Christians in the fourth-century East -- Reconciling the world : Christian ascetical and penitential imperatives -- Remaking society : the church in the west in the fourth to sixth centuries -- A church of the nations : ancient global Christianity -- The rise of the ecumenical conciliar system in the fifth to sixth centuries -- The emergence of Christians Byzantium in the sixth to ninth centuries -- The flourishing of medieval Rome in the seventh to tenth centuries -- The formation of Christian liturgy -- The great parting of ways : Greek East and Latin West in the tenth to eleventh centuries -- The Bible and its interpretation in the early church -- The church and war -- The development of Christian hymnography -- Ways of prayer in the early church -- Women in ancient Christianity -- Healing and philanthropy in early Christianity -- The exercise of authority in the church : orders and offices -- Christians and magic -- The church and wealth -- Church and slavery in an age of oppression -- Attitudes to sexuality in the early church -- A brief account of ancient Christian art.
  • John Anthony McGuckin, one of the world's leading scholars of ancient Christianity, has synthesized a lifetime of work to produce the most comprehensive and accessible history of the Christian movement during its first thousand years. The Path of Christianity takes readers on a journey from the period immediately after the composition of the Gospels, through the building of the earliest Christian structures in polity and doctrine, to the dawning of the medieval Christian establishment. McGuckin explores Eastern and Western developments simultaneously, covering grand intellectual movements and local affairs in both epic scope and fine detail. The Path of Christianity is divided into two parts of twelve chapters each. Part one treats the first millennium of Christianity in linear sequence, from the second to the eleventh centuries. In addition to covering key theologians and conciliar decisions, McGuckin surveys topics like Christian persecution, early monasticism, the global scope of ancient Christianity, and the formation of Christian liturgy. Part two examines key themes and ideas, including biblical interpretation, war and violence, hymnography, the role of women, attitudes to wealth, and early Christian views about slavery and sexuality. McGuckin gives the reader a sense of the real condition of early Christian life, not simply what the literate few had to say. Written for student and scholar alike, The Path of Christianity is a lively, readable, and masterful account of ancient Christian history, destined to be the standard for years to come. 

Ämnesord

Church history  -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600. (LCSH)
Church history  -- Middle Ages, 600-1500. (LCSH)
Christentum  (gnd)
Church history  -- Middle Ages. (fast)
Church history  -- Primitive and early church. (fast)
30-1500  (fast)

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BR165 (LCC)
270 (DDC)
Cj (kssb/8 (machine generated))
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