A History of the Christian Church: From the Earliest Times to A.D. 461

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Cosimo, Inc., 2005 M12 1 - 680 páginas
In spite of long truces and temporary agreements, Christianity and the State had become two rival powers striving for the mastery of the world, and until the close of the final contest under Diocletian there could be no real peace between them. The Church was herself fully prepared for the struggle. During the first century of her existence she had perfected her organization, and her leaders, the bishops, had obtained unquestioned authority. -from "The Conquest of Heathenism by Christianity: A.D. 161-A.D. 313" With equal measures of reverence and erudition, this classic 1891 history of Christianity offers a succinct survey of the Church, from its pre-Christian foundations in Israel through its ascendency to an absolute force for cultural and religious power during the Dark Ages. In crisp, readable prose, Foakes-Jackson, a respected and prolific Biblical scholar, discusses: -how Jewish synagogues forged the path to churches -the rise of the family of Herod -the societal impact of Jesus during his lifetime -the work of the apostles in the decades after the Crucifixion -clashes between the Roman government and the Church -the origins and principles of Gnosticism -Christian thought in the early centuries of the Church -the organization of the Church -the influence of Constantine -and much more. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Foakes-Jackson's A Brief Biblical History: Old Testament. British theologian FREDERICK JOHN FOAKES-JACKSON (1855-1941) was a fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, and a professor of Christian institutions at New York City's Union Theological Seminary. Among his many works are An Introduction to the History of Christianity, A.D. 590-1314 (1921), Josephus and theJews: The Religion and History of the Jews as Explained by Flavius Josephus (1930), and Peter: Prince of Apostles: A Study in the History and Tradition of Christianity (1927).
 

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