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The Routledge Companion to Christian History : Routledge Companions - Chris Cook

The Routledge Companion to Christian History

Routledge Companions

Paperback Published: 1st December 2007
ISBN: 9780415383639
Number Of Pages: 384

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The Routledge Companion to Christian History is an indispensable aid for anyone seeking comprehensive coverage of the facts in clear, concise and easy to use language. It covers:

  • all key events in the Christian calendar from the persecution of the Roman Empire to the fall of Communism and the rise of Fundamentalism

  • the impact of Islam, the Crusades, Monasticism, and the spread of popular religious movements

  • cross-cultural coverage; as well as Western Christendom, the Orthodox churches of the East and the 'new' churches of Asia and Africa.

Fully cross referenced throughout with a combination of chronologies, glossary and statistics this packed volumes contains everything for the first time student or for anyone revisiting the subject.

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'This latest volume in Routledge's famous 'companion series' is a cornucopia of information' - Contemporary Review

Outline topic chronologies
The early church (from the Apostolic Age to the Council of Nicaea
The Spread and development of Christianity
The Western church in the Dark Ages
The conversion of the British Isles
The impact of Islam
The Northern Crusades: the Teutonic Knights and Northern Europe
Papacy and Empire: the struggle for supremacy
The Reconquista: Spain and the Moors
Monasticism and religious orders
The church militant: The Crusades and the Holy land
Medieval heresy: The Albigensian Crusade
The Eastern Church: iconoclasm 1054 and Rus
The Great Schism: The Avignon papacy
The Church and Jews: medieval anti-Semitism
Precursors of the reformation: Wyclif and Hus
Luther and the reformation in Germany
Calvin, Geneva and French Protestantism
The reformation in England and Scotland
The Reformation in Northern Europe
The Radical reformation: Anabaptists etc
The Counter-reformation and the Council of Trent
Religious Controversy in England, 1603-168823 Religious wars in Europe (France, the 30 years war)
The challenge of Rationalism: The church in the Age of the Enlightenment
The Church Overseas: South America, Asia and Africa and the Catholic missions
The church in North America: the Pilgrim Fathers and Puritanism
The Church and the Age of Revolution, 1789
The third Rome: developments in the Orthodox Church and holy Russia29 The Catholic Church under challenge: Liberalism, Socialism, Nationalism in Europe and Latin America
Religious developments in England, 1750-1914: Methodism, Revivalism and change
Religion in America: The Great Awakening, Immigration and the frontier
The Church colonial: the great age of missions
The rise of the Ecumenical movement since
The Church in chains: The Russian Revolution, Communism and Militant Atheism
The Church and Totalitarianism: fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust
Twentieth Century revivalism: Black churches, Pentecostalism, Fundamentalism etc
The new Churches of the Third World38., The Church Revolutionary: Liberation theology in Latin America
The decline of European Christianity
The church in the contemporary world: crisis and controversiesLandmarks in faith, organisation and membership
Major ecumenical councils
Major synods and confessions
Major changes to Church structure
Creation of Archbishoprics and patriarchates etc
Estimates of changing church membership
Numbers of clergy, missionaries
List of key church leaders
Conflict, persecution and diplomacy
Major periods of martyrdom and persecution
Major religious wars
Major religious military orders (Templars, Teutonic Knights
Principle Concordats and other Church-state agreements
Biographies500 biographies of key figures that students need to be able to pin-point
Glossary of terms200definitions of key terms and concepts
Gazetteer of selected placesSites. Shrines, cathedrals, eg. Wittenberg, Canterbury, Compostela, Lourdes
Topic biographyEssential reading, arranged by theme
Maps section12 key maps on The Crusades, Spread of Monasticism, and division of Germany after the reformation
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ISBN: 9780415383639
ISBN-10: 0415383633
Series: Routledge Companions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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