Documents of the Christian Church
'That invaluable Christian reference book.' Church Times 'Covering the whole range of Christian thought, it is specially valuable to the young student.' Church Quarterly Review This selection of writings from the most important moments in the history of Christianity has become established as a classic work. Now incorporating a wealth of new material, this new edition will be an essential reference source for anyone interested in the Christian Church. While retaining the original material selected by Henry Bettenson, Chris Maunder has added a substantial section of more recent writings. These illustrate the Second Vatican Council; the theologies of liberation; Church and State from 'Thatcher's Britain' to Communist Eastern Europe; Black, feminist, and ecological theology; ecumenism; and inner-faith dialogue. The emphasis on moral debate in the contemporary Churches is reflected in selections dealing with, for example, homosexuality, divorce, AIDS, and in-vitro fertilization. Documents of the Christian Church thus provides insights into the whole 2000 years of Christian theological and political debate.
- Paperback | 496 pages
- 129.54 x 190.5 x 30.48mm | 317.51g
- 16 Sep 1999
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford Paperbacks
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 3rd Revised edition
Table of contents
THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD; CREEDS; THE EARLIEST TESTIMONY TO THE GOSPELS; THE PERSON AND WORK OF CHRIST; THE PROBLEM OF THE RELATION OF THE DIVINITY AND THE HUMANITY IN CHRIST; PELAGIANISM, THE NATURE OF MAN, SIN, AND GRACE; THE CHURCH, THE MINISTRY, AND THE SACRAMENTS; THE AUTHORITY OF THE HOLY SEE; DOCTRINE AND DEVELOPMENT. THE VINCENTIAN CANON; CHRISTIAN INSCRIPTIONS; FROM THE COUNCIL OF CHALCEDON TO THE PRESENT; FROM CHALCEDON TO THE BREACH BETWEEN EAST AND WEST; THE EMPIRE AND THE PAPACY; MONASTICISM AND THE FRIARS; THE CHURCH AND HERESY; THE CONCILIAR MOVEMENT; SCHOLASTICISM; THE CHURCH IN ENGLAND UNTIL THE REFORMATION; THE REFORMATION ON THE CONTINENT; THE REFORMATION IN ENGLAND; THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FROM THE COUNTER-REFORMATION TO THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL; THE BRITISH CHURCHES IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY; THE BRITISH CHURCHES IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES; THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AT THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL; THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD; CHURCHES: JUSTICE, PEACE AND THE...[INCOMPLETE]
[An] invaluable Christian reference book Church Times
About Henry Bettenson
Chris Maunder is Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at the University College of Ripon and York St John.