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A concise history of Christianity

Author: R Dean Peterson
Publisher: Australia : Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This book shows you exactly how Christianity came to be, the major highlights of its history, and why appreciating its diversity is such an important component of properly understanding it. Plus, Peterson's lively writing style will keep your attention and the many study tools will help you succeed on midterms and finals.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Dean Peterson
ISBN: 0495130303 9780495130307
OCLC Number: 277084232
Description: xvi, 380 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction ----
Part I: EARLY CHRISTIANITY. 2. Beginnings (6 B.C.E.-100 C.E.) ---
3. The Faith of the Fathers: Persecution to Establishment (100-500 C.E.) ---
4. The Faith of the Fathers: Controversies and Councils (100-500 C.E.) ----
Part II: CHRISTIANITY IN THE MIDDLE AGES. 5. The Church in the Early Middle Ages: Chaos, Darkness, and the Emerging (500-1000 C.E.) ---
6. The Church in the High Middle Ages: Flowering of Christian Society (1000-1500 C.E.) ---
7. The Church in the High Middle Ages: Reform and Decline (1000-1500 C.E.) ----
Part III: THE REFORMATION. 8. The Protestant Reformation: A Watershed in History (1500-1600 C.E.) ---
9. The Protestant Reformation: Further Reform and Reaction (1500-1600 C.E.) ---
10. The Aftermath of the Reformation: War, Piety, and Reason (1600-1800 C.E.) ----
Part IV: CHRISTIANITY IN THE MODERN PERIOD AND GLOBAL SOCIETY. 11. Christianity in the Modern Era: Change and Challenge (1800-Present) ---
12. Christianity from Modern to Global Society: Optimism, Uncertainty, and Opportunity (1800-Present).
Responsibility: R. Dean Peterson.

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This book shows you exactly how Christianity came to be, the major highlights of its history, and why appreciating its diversity is such an important component of properly understanding it. Plus, Peterson's lively writing style will keep your attention and the many study tools will help you succeed on midterms and finals.
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1. Introduction. Part I: EARLY CHRISTIANITY. 2. Beginnings (6 B.C.E.-100 C.E.). 3. The Faith of the Fathers: Persecution to Establishment (100-500 C.E.). 4. The Faith of the Fathers: Controversies Read more...

 
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