By Carter Lindberg
Charting the increase and improvement of Christianity, Carter Lindberg has succeeded in writing a concise and compelling heritage of the world’s greatest faith. He spans over 2,000 years of colourful incident to offer an authoritative heritage of Christianity for either the overall reader and the start scholar.
- Ranges from the missionary trips of the apostles to the tele-evangelism of the twenty-first century.
- Demonstrates how the Christian neighborhood bought and solid its identification from its improvement of the Bible to the current day.
- Covers issues primary to realizing the process Western Christianity, together with the expansion of the papacy, heresy and schism, reformation and counter-reformation.
- Includes an advent to the historiography of Christianity, a be aware at the difficulties of periodization, an appendix on theological phrases, and an invaluable bibliography.
- An authoritative but succinct historical past, written to entice a common viewers in addition to scholars of the heritage of Christianity.
- Written by means of the world over appeared theologian, Carter Lindberg, who's the writer of various titles on theology and Church history.
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Furthermore, Constantine wanted a unified and respectable church. Since Caecilian was the existing bishop, The Heavenly City 45 BHOC04 45 6/6/05, 10:32 AM Constantine supported him against what appeared to nonAfricans as exaggerated and parochial grievances. Division was hardened by military persecution of the Donatists. When Julian the Apostate was emperor (361–3), tolerance was renewed for the Donatists and the Catholic party was attacked. Augustine’s response to the Donatists was influenced by the fact that he became a Christian in Milan, not in North Africa.
The focal point for the spread of disunity in the church and hence the danger to the newly united empire was Alexandria. The size and cultural significance of Alexandria ranked it second only to Rome, and its renown as a center of Christian learning was already widespread in the second and third centuries in connection with the catechetical school led most famously by Clement (ca. 190–ca. 202) and then Origen (ca. 202–31). The theologian who created the crisis for the church and for Constantine was Arius (ca.
From the Council of Nicaea to the Council of Constantinople In 328 Athanasius became the bishop of Alexandria. ” But Athanasius did not become the “father of catholic orthodoxy” without a long and costly struggle. Immediately after Nicaea, Arius was condemned and exiled. Yet not all the council fathers were pleased by the use of the Nicene term homoousios, a term 26 Sibling Rivalry BHOC03 26 6/6/05, 10:31 AM central to Athanasius’ argument. Constantine allowed an antiNicene coalition to take root in his court and by the end of his reign it had become an anti-Athanasian force.
A brief history of Christianity by Carter Lindberg