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Church in Ancient Society
By Henry Chadwick

The Church in Ancient Society

From Galilee to Gregory the Great

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Church in Ancient Society by Henry Chadwick

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The Church in Ancient Society provides a full and enjoyable narrative history of the first six centuries of the Christian Church. Ancient Greek and Roman society had many gods and an addiction to astrology and divination. This introduction to the period traces the process by which Christianity changed this and so provided a foundation for the modern world: the teaching of Jesus created a lasting community, which grew to command the allegiance of the Roman emperor. Christianity is discussed in relation to how it appeared to both Jews and pagans, and how its Christian doctrine and practice were shaped in relation to Graeco-Roman culture and the Jewish matrix. Among the major figures discussed are Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Constantine, Julian the Apostate, Basil, Ambrose, and Augustine. Following a chronological approach, Henry Chadwick's clear exposition of important texts and theological debates in their historical context is unrivalled in detail. In particular, theological and ecclesial texts are examined in relation to the behaviour and beliefs of people who attended churches and synagogues. Christians did not find agreement and unity easy and the author displays a distinctive concern for the factors - theological, personal, and political - which caused division in the church and prevented reconciliation. The emperors, however, began to foster unity for political reasons and to choose monotheism. Finally, the Church captured the society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199246953
ISBN-10: 0199246955
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 164mm x 44mm)
Pages: 740
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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The greatest Christian split of all has been that between east and west, between Roman Catholic and eastern Orthodox. This title provides an account of the emergence of divisions between Rome and Constantinople. Starting with the roots of the divergence in Apostolic times, it takes the story to the Council of Florence in the fifteenth century.

Haney's Base Ball Book of Reference by Henry Chadwick Haney's Base Ball Book of Reference, Paperback / softback (October 2004)

The Revised Rules of Baseball for 1867 together with full instructions for umpires and scorers, and also for pitching, batting, and fielding.

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