New PDF release: A brief history of Christianity
By Carter Lindberg
Charting the increase and improvement of Christianity, Carter Lindberg has succeeded in writing a concise and compelling historical past of the world’s biggest faith. He spans over 2,000 years of colourful incident to provide an authoritative background 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 bought and cast its id from its improvement of the Bible to the current day.
- Covers subject matters primary 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 observe at the difficulties of periodization, an appendix on theological phrases, and an invaluable bibliography.
- An authoritative but succinct background, written to entice a basic viewers in addition to scholars of the background of Christianity.
- Written through across the world looked theologian, Carter Lindberg, who's the writer of diverse titles on theology and Church history.
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Nestorius was excommunicated, and Jesus was declared fully God and fully human. Jubilant women escorted Cyril from the meeting. The reaction to Nestorianism led to monophysitism – a Christology that merged Christ’s divinity and humanity into one entity (physis). The strength of the Monophysite orientation was in the areas of Syria and Egypt where strong Semitic roots of the faith militated against any suggestions that the person of Jesus might be divided. In contrast, the Greco-Latin churches were influenced by their roots in classical antiquity.
Arius was concerned to maintain a Christian monotheism against what appeared to him to be the introduction of ideas of change in the Godhead. Ironically, his opponents thought that Arius ran the danger of presenting Christ as a demigod, and thus the question arose as to how this differed from pagan polytheism. Furthermore, it appeared that Arius was claiming that Christ’s perfection was not therefore in his nature, his being one in substance with God, but in his voluntary fulfillment of God’s will.
Like Donatism, however, Pelagianism has a perennial appeal and continually crops up in the history of Christianity. In the last decades of his life Augustine wrote two of his greatest works, On the Trinity and The City of God. The former is a brilliant exposition of the doctrine that seeks to free it from the The Heavenly City 49 BHOC04 49 6/6/05, 10:32 AM metaphysical puzzles that had beset the East since the Council of Nicaea. Augustine presented the divine quality of love binding the three persons of the Trinity descending to humankind as the creative force of forgiveness by which God recreates his own image in each sinner.
A brief history of Christianity by Carter Lindberg