A History of the Early Church to A D 500A History of the Early Church to A D 500



The organisation of material and lucid style make accessible what is at times a complex subject. In addition, the book is full of vignettes of prominent personages and curious items of information.

Author: John William Charles Wand

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415045667

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Page: 320

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Dr Wand's classic treatment of the early church is concise, comprehensive and makes use of specialist treatises. The organisation of material and lucid style make accessible what is at times a complex subject. In addition, the book is full of vignettes of prominent personages and curious items of information. Interesting and informative, A History of Early Church caters for the general reader with an interest in history as well as the religious studies student fow whom it is principally intended.

The Hope of the Early ChurchThe Hope of the Early Church



This book is an outline of the development of eschatological thought in the first seven centuries of Christianity.

Author: Brian Daley

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521352584

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Page: 300

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This book is an outline of the development of eschatological thought in the first seven centuries of Christianity. It is the first attempt, in any language, to give a comprehensive description of the origins of Christian eschatology, as it expanded from its Jewish roots and Jesus' preaching, and as it drew upon the philosophical and folkloric notions of death and its aftermath held by the peoples of the Mediterranean. Based on a study of the original texts, the book considers not only the eschatology of the Greek and Latin fathers, but also what can be known from the early Syriac, Coptic, and Armenian Christian literature. Brief and clearly-focused in its range of subjects, the book provides an accessible historical survey of a centrally important aspect of early Christian doctrine.This book is an outline of the development of eschatological thought in the first seven centuries of Christianity. It is the first attempt, in any language, to give a comprehensive description of the origins of Christian eschatology, as it expanded from its Jewish roots and Jesus' preaching, and as it drew upon the philosophical and folkloric notions of death and its aftermath held by the peoples of the Mediterranean. Based on a study of the original texts, the book considers not only the eschatology of the Greek and Latin fathers, but also what can be known from the early Syriac, Coptic, and Armenian Christian literature. Brief and clearly-focused in its range of subjects, the book provides an accessible historical survey of a centrally important aspect of early Christian doctrine.

Clement and the Early Church of RomeClement and the Early Church of Rome



Peter and Paul, arguing instead that he lived and wrote many decades after the martyrdom of the apostles. In the groundbreaking Clement and the Early Church of Rome: On the Dating of Clement's First Epistle to the Corinthians, Msgr.

Author: Thomas J. Herron

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 1931018472

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Page: 130

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Clement of Rome's First Epistle to the Corinthians, one of the very few Christian texts having survived from the first century, is a supremely valuable historical document. Modern scholars affirm as much, although many have called into question whether Clement was a direct disciple of Sts. Peter and Paul, arguing instead that he lived and wrote many decades after the martyrdom of the apostles. In the groundbreaking Clement and the Early Church of Rome: On the Dating of Clement's First Epistle to the Corinthians, Msgr. Thomas J. Herron presents his rigorously researched conclusions and sketches out the significance of his findings. Clement's Epistle stands as an early example of the exercise of hierarchical--and Roman--authority in the Church. It is a disciplinary letter addressed with confident authority to a distant Church. About the Author Msgr. Thomas J. Herron served for many years as an official of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He was the English-language secretary for Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI. Msgr. Herron held a doctorate in biblical theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Later in life, he taught at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and served as a pastor in Philadelphia. He died of pancreatic cancer in 2004. Endorsements "His methods are rigorous. His writing is clear and unflinchingly honest. His tone is modest. Nevertheless, his conclusions are stunning. He argues very persuasively for the earlier dates; and then he proceeds to sketch out the significance of the early dating for history, theology, and apologetics. Did he succeed? Well, his work has been cited as authoritative by scholars as illustrious as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. And His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is certainly not alone." --Scott Hahn, Bestselling Author and Popular Speaker "I am dependent . . . upon the brilliant analysis by Thomas J. Herron." --Dr. Clayton Jefford, St. Meinrad School of Theology, author of The Apostolic Fathers and the New Testament

Faith of Our FathersFaith of Our Fathers



Yet their Church sustained a steady growth rate of 40 percent per decade over the course of those centuries. Maybe there's something we can learn from them. This book is a journey into that world, a tour where your guides are the Fathers.

Author: Mike Aquilina

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 1937155870

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Page: 134

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Getting to know the Church Fathers means getting to know our own roots. It means knowing more deeply who we are as we learn more and more about who they are. The early Christians are our ancestors, our common genealogy, our family. When we look to our roots, what do we see? That's what Mike Aquilina shows you in this book. The Fathers managed to pull off an amazing achievement. They converted the pagan world in a mere two and a half centuries. They did it without any resources, without any social or political power. They did it with the most primitive communications media. Yet their Church sustained a steady growth rate of 40 percent per decade over the course of those centuries. Maybe there's something we can learn from them. This book is a journey into that world, a tour where your guides are the Fathers.

Separatist ChristianitySeparatist Christianity



By establishing the coherence and ubiquity of this separatist philosophy, Lopez offers a fresh new interpretation of the history of the early church.

Author: David A. Lopez

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801879396

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Page: 190

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By establishing the coherence and ubiquity of this separatist philosophy, Lopez offers a fresh new interpretation of the history of the early church.

The First Christian CenturiesThe First Christian Centuries



In The First Christian Centuries, Paul McKechnie, a classical scholar, examines some key issues in the current debate. Which ancient sources are reliable? What was the social makeup of the early Christian movement?

Author: Paul McKechnie

Publisher: IVP Academic

ISBN: 0830826777

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Page: 270

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The first three centuries of the early church were a period of struggle, transition and growth. Recent attempts by historians and social scientists to understand this era have produced various and conflicting accounts. Indeed, some have sought to overturn the former consensus regarding which texts provide reliable evidence and how they should be interpreted. In The First Christian Centuries, Paul McKechnie, a classical scholar, examines some key issues in the current debate. Which ancient sources are reliable? What was the social makeup of the early Christian movement? What can we determine about the growth rate and persecution of first-century Christians? What do we know about the second generation of Christians? How should we assess the reliability of our various sources from the second and third centuries? What were the nature and extent of persecutions in the second and third centuries? What were the long-term consequences of Paul's making converts within the household of Caesar? Can we gain historical perspective on the diversity that traveled under the name Christian in the early centuries? How were women regarded and what roles did they play? And how was it that a Roman emperor, Constantine, was converted--and what were the implications for the Christian movement? The value of McKechnie's study lies not in providing a comprehensive narrative of the origins and growth of the early church. Rather, it lies in critically examining key historical issues in sustained conversation with contemporary scholarship and the ancient sources. McKechnie will be valued by both students and scholars of early Christianity as an intelligent and informed companion who offers repeated and valuable insights into this critical era of Christian beginnings.

Celibacy in the Early ChurchCelibacy in the Early Church



Heid presents a penetrating and wide-ranging study of the historical data from the early Church on the topics of celibacy and clerical continence.

Author: Stefan Heid

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898708001

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Page: 375

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Heid presents a penetrating and wide-ranging study of the historical data from the early Church on the topics of celibacy and clerical continence. He gives a brief review of recent literature, and then begins his study with the New Testament and follows it all the way to Justinian and the Council in Trullo in 690 in the East and the fifth century popes in the West. He thoroughly examines the writings of the Bible, the early church councils, saints and theologians like Jerome, Augustine, Clement, Tertullian, John Chrystostom, Cyril and Gregory Nazianzen. He has gathered formidable data with conclusive arguments regarding obligatory continence in the early Church.

Poverty in the Early Church and TodayPoverty in the Early Church and Today



This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched.

Author: Steve Walton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567677754

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Page: 264

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This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. This innovative volume focuses on the significance of early Christianity for modern means of addressing poverty, by offering a rigorous study of deprivation and its alleviation in both earliest Christianity and today's world. The contributors seek to present the complex ways in which early Christian ideas and practices relate to modern ideas and practices, and vice versa. In this light, the book covers seven major areas of poverty and its causes, benefaction, patronage, donation, wealth and dehumanization, 'the undeserving poor', and responsibility. Each area features an expert in early Christianity in its Jewish and Graeco-Roman settings, paired with an expert in modern strategies for addressing poverty and benefaction; each author engages with the same topic from their respective area of expertise, and responds to their partner's essay. Giving careful attention toboth the continuities and discontinuities between the ancient world and today, the contributors seek to inform and engage church leaders, those working in NGOs concerned with poverty, and all interested in these crucial issues, both Christian and not.

Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early ChurchMartyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church



In this classic work, the late W.H.C. Frend explores the mindset of those who suffered persecution as well as the motivation of those who persecuted them.

Author: W. H. C. Frend

Publisher: James Clarke

ISBN: 0227172299

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Page: 626

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The definitive survey of martyrdom and persecution during the first four centuries of the Church. In this classic work, the late W.H.C. Frend explores the mindset of those who suffered persecution as well as the motivation of those who persecuted them. He shows the critical importance for early Christians of Jewish ideas, influenced heavily as thye were by the story of Daniel and the trauma of the revolt of the Maccabeean. He also argues that the Christian concept of martyrdom, so highly regarded among early Christians, can only be understood as springing from Jewish roots.

History and Thought of the Early ChurchHistory and Thought of the Early Church



These studies form part of an endeavour to understand the early Christians in relation to their social and intellectual environment - to trace the influences, particularly that of the classical tradition, on the development of Christianity.

Author: Henry Chadwick

Publisher: Variorum Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015004706233

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Page: 344

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These studies form part of an endeavour to understand the early Christians in relation to their social and intellectual environment - to trace the influences, particularly that of the classical tradition, on the development of Christianity. They centre upon historical themes to which ideas are cardinal, and the personalities with whom those ideas are associated; the origins of the authority of the Roman Church; Philo and the first theologians; the nature of Early Christian apologetic; and the great religious controversies of the 4th and 5th centuries - Arianism, Christology and Monasticism.

Spiritual Classics from the Early ChurchSpiritual Classics from the Early Church



Including material from Cyprian, The Desert Tradition, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, John Chrysostom, Augustine, Benedict, and Gregory the Great, this collection will inspire and impress contemporary readers with its vitality and ...

Author: Robert Atwell

Publisher: Church House Pub

ISBN: 0715143417

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Page: 208

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This is an exploration of the rich spirituality of the Church Fathers found in the writings of Cyprian; the Desert Fathers and Mothers; Basil the Great; Gregory of Nyssa; John Chrysostom; Augustine; Benedict; and Gregory the Great.

The Healing Imperative The Early Church and the Invention of Medicine as We Know ItThe Healing Imperative The Early Church and the Invention of Medicine as We Know It



The Healing Imperative: The Early Church and the Invention of Medicine as We Know It reconstructs the fascinating history of a uniquely Christian institution: the hospital.

Author: Mike Aquilina

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781945125713

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Page: 186

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“Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you; heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’” —Luke 10:8-9 When Jesus sent seventy disciples on ahead of him, part of their mission was to heal the sick. In fact, they were supposed to heal the sick before they preached the Gospel. Best-selling author Mike Aquilina calls this command the healing imperative. And it’s an imperative that ushered in the world of modern medicine. The Healing Imperative: The Early Church and the Invention of Medicine as We Know It reconstructs the fascinating history of a uniquely Christian institution: the hospital. Underlining how the virtues of charity and hospitality motivated the first generations of Christians, along with Jesus’ explicit command to heal the sick, Aquilina shows just how revolutionary the actions of Christian doctors and nurses were and how they transformed society in ways that still reverberate today. The radical developments in health care spearheaded by Christians influenced culture, society, and civilization. As The Healing Imperative proves, now more than ever, the compassion of Christians is needed to guide the world of medicine. Jesus’ command still resonates, and Aquilina urges us to respond.

Pagan Rome and the Early ChristiansPagan Rome and the Early Christians



Examines the basis for the accusations made by pagan Romans against the Christians and discusses the reactions of the Christians to these charges

Author: Stephen Benko

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ISBN: UOM:39015008722038

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Page: 180

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Examines the basis for the accusations made by pagan Romans against the Christians and discusses the reactions of the Christians to these charges

Christian Philosophy in the Early ChurchChristian Philosophy in the Early Church



Tertullian was converted to Christianity towards the end of the second century,
before 197 AD. ... Then, in the beginning of the next century, in about 207 AD, he
distanced himself from the Catholic Church in North Africa and joined the sect of
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Author: Anthony Meredith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567308184

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Page: 184

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A concise and accessible overview of the response of early Christian thought to classical philosophy and its integration into Christian theology.

Worship in the Early Church Volume 2Worship in the Early Church Volume 2



Well before such a venture occurred, there took place, mainly though not
exclusively in Europe, a scientific study of the early development of the Church's
common prayer, a study that continues today. Both professional and amateur
historians ...

Author: Lawrence J. Johnson

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814663042

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Page: 488

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Named a 2010 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine! Fourth Century, West: Optatus of Milevis, Zeno of Verona, Ambrose of Milan, Pope Siricius, Hilary of Poitiers, Pacian of Barcelona, Synod of Elvira (ca. 300); Fourth Century, East: Lactantius, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, Pseudo-Ignatius, Gregory of Nyssa, the Council of Nicaea (325), John Chrysostom, Apostolic Constitutions; and others. Lawrence J. Johnson is the former executive secretary of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and the former editor/director of The Pastoral Press. He has written several books on the liturgy and its music, including The Mystery of Faith: A Study of the Structural Elements of the Order of the Mass.