The Christian Tradition
For use as a core text in any introductory course in the History of Christianity; also appropriate as a supplemental text for upper-level courses in Religion and the Arts, Spirituality, and Mysticism.Text introduces comprehensive and diverse view of history of Christianity as a complex cultural system. Concentrates on the cultural manifestations, the arts and literature, and discusses the history of ideas and the organized church as well as spirituality and religious life and practice.
- Paperback | 400 pages
- 185.4 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 861.84g
- 21 Jul 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
Table of contents
Introduction. I. THE EMERGENCE OF CHRISTIANITY. Timeline c. 1000 B.C.E.-400 C.E. 1. Judaism in Various Forms: An Ambivalent Inheritance. 2. Literature of the Early Church: Texts as Preservers of Experience. 3. Roman Power and Religion: Divine Destinies in Conflict. 4. Worship in the Early Church: A Case Study in Adaptation.II. THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION IN LATE ANTIQUITY. Timeline 400-800 C.E. 5. The Emergence of Hierarchy: Papal Beginnings. 6. The Flourishing of Liturgy: Devotion Through Ritual and Imagery. 7. The Monastic Microcosm: The Benedictine Norm and Reform. 8. The Expansion of the Church: First Missionary Movements and the Crusades.III. MEDIEVAL WESTERN CHRISTIAN CULTURE. Timeline 800-1500 C.E. 9. Carolingian Culture and Religion: A Medieval Renaissance. 10. Scholasticism: From Anselm to Aquinas. 11. The Church and the Law: The Investiture Controversy. 12. The Mendicant Orders and Lay Movements: New Forms of Religious Life. 13. Scholasticism and Salvation: The Sacramental System. 14. Spirituality and Mystical Experience: Medieval Mystics.IV. FROM MEDIEVAL TO MODERN: FROM ONE CHURCH, MANY. Timeline 1500-1700 C.E. 15. Launching the Reformation: Martin Luther's Revolution. 16. Development of the Reformation: The Spread of Protestantism. 17. Protestant Orthodoxy: Developments in Scholasticism. 18. Reformation-Era Catholicism: Reaction and New Religious Orders. 19. The Challenge of Rationalism: Skepticism and Faith in the 17th Century. 20. Early American Religion: Between Reformation and Enlightenment.V. FROM ENLIGHTMENT TO MODERNITY. Timeline 1700-1900 C.E. 21. Enlightenment Religion: Adaptations in an Age of Progress. 22. The Dawn of Modern Religion: The West and Its Missions. 23. Challenges to the English Church: The Oxford Movement and Evolution. 24. Nineteenth-Century America: Religious Diversity and Revivalism. 25. Roman Catholicism: Confronting the Modern World.VI. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND. Timeline 1900-Present. 26. Social Christianity: The Dawn of the 20th Century. 27. The Crisis of War: The Recovery of Orthodoxy. 28. Ecumenical Initiatives: The World Council of Churches and Vatican II. 29. Mainstreams and Margins: Colonialism and Liberation Theology. 30. Christianity at the Dawn of the Third Millenium.Maps.Bibliography.Literary Credits.Picture Credits.Index.