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By Carter Lindberg

ISBN-10: 1405110473

ISBN-13: 9781405110471

ISBN-10: 1405110783

ISBN-13: 9781405110785

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 provide an authoritative historical past of Christianity for either the final 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 got and solid its identification from its improvement of the Bible to the current day.
  • Covers subject matters basic to realizing the process Western Christianity, together with the expansion of the papacy, heresy and schism, reformation and counter-reformation.
  • Includes an creation to the historiography of Christianity, a word at the difficulties of periodization, an appendix on theological phrases, and an invaluable bibliography.
  • An authoritative but succinct heritage, written to attract a basic viewers in addition to scholars of the historical past of Christianity.
  • Written through the world over looked theologian, Carter Lindberg, who's the writer of diverse titles on theology and Church history.

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In his theology of history, The City of God, Augustine wrote: “Accordingly, two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly by the love of self, even to the contempt of God; the heavenly by the love of God, even to the contempt of self. ” The issue in the succeeding history of Western Christendom became whether this disjuncture is spiritualized toward an ascetic otherworldliness or understood as the critical perspective for life in this world. One major aspect of the Augustinian heritage was an emphasis upon Christians as pilgrims in an alien land.

As Søren Kierkegaard, nineteenth-century critic of the Danish state church, would later charge, when everyone is a Christian no one is a Christian. Like the Donatist party, the Pelagians were also interested in perfection. Pelagius called upon Christians to live out their faith in perfection. Certainly, grace was necessary for humankind because the power to be good had been weakened by Adam’s fall into sin. But baptism gives forgiveness, and Christ has provided a new law and example to guide humankind toward perfection and the consequent eternal reward.

Ironically, the extreme asceticism of hermits often attracted visitors and then disciples. Thus there arose a form of religious communal life first advanced by Antony (d. 356) and Pachomius (d. 346) in Egypt that became the dominant form of Western monasticism. Life in a community, strictly controlled by the abbot (“father”), was gradually formalized by rules. An early rule for Byzantine monasticism was that of Basil of Caesarea (ca. 330–79); in the West the Rule of St. Benedict of Nursia (ca. 480–ca.

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