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Stories of the church in the fourth century. by American Sunday-School Union.

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Published by American Sunday School Union in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Church history -- Period of the Councils, 325-787.

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Edition Notes

StatementCompiled for the American S.S. Union, and revised by the Committee of Publication.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 10-158 p.
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14043622M

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Christianity in the 4th century was dominated in its early stage by Constantine the Great and the First Council of Nicaea of , which was the beginning of the period of the First seven Ecumenical Councils (–), and in its late stage by the Edict of Thessalonica of , which made Nicene Christianity the state church of the Roman Empire.   By the fifth century, however, other Christian writers did feel the need to continue the story of the church’s development during the pivotal fourth century and up until their own day. They either continued from where Eusebius had ended or briefly reprised the events at the beginning of the fourth century to provide the necessary background. The Church of the Transfiguration on the shores of Cape Cod Bay, is a contemporary expression of the architectural style of fourth-century Christian basilicas. As the church of a monastic community in the Benedictine tradition, the Church of the Transfiguration is dedicated to our Savior, as revealed in the glorious light of his Transfiguration. Christianity - Christianity - Theological controversies of the 4th and 5th centuries: Until about , most Western Christian leaders (e.g., Irenaeus and Hippolytus) spoke Greek, not Latin. The main Latin theology came primarily from such figures as Tertullian and Cyprian (bishop of Carthage, –) rather than from any figure in Rome.

FOURTH TO SEVENTH CENTURIESReshaping of Forces and CircumstancesReshaping of Forces and CircumstancesAt the beginning of the fourth century the vast majority of the Jewish people were dispersed in Mediterranean countries, a distribution which continued for many centuries afterward. Source for information on History: Fourth to Seventh Centuries: Encyclopaedia Judaica dictionary.   The reprint of this book is a very welcome addition to the current debate concerning the nature of the Church and the meaning of the Eucharist. Even though it is decades old, it is a masterful presentation of what the early Church (in this case up to the fourth century) understood by s: 8.   The fourth century, like the sixteenth, and perhaps our own twentieth, is one of those periods in church history when momentous changes take place that stand out as pivotal turning points in the history of God's peopl.   This book is great both for those who want to understand their own Reformed background better and also for people trying to understand what Reformed Christianity is all about. 4. Church History in Plain Language, Bruce Shelly, 4th ed., Thomas Nelson,

The Jewish legacy portrayed, in writings such as the Fourth Book of the Maccabees, the glorious nature of death rather than renunciation of Israel; even without this, Christianity would inevitably. Bible Book Studies. Old Testament; question to the wealthy members of his congregation in the mid-fourth century. Basil had already put his money where his mouth was when he cashed in his. Toggle Menu Church History Books. The Church History courses I took while creating this timeline were taught by Dr. David Calhoun (author of History of Princeton Seminary) and the text was The Story of Christianity by Justo Gonzalez.. Dictionary of the Christian Church is a reference I used and found helpful while creating the timeline.. Other books on this list are mentioned in the timeline.   In the Nicene Creed, orthodox believers confess their belief in "one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church." And as Calvin said, echoing the church fathers, the church is the "mother of all the godly." In our day, the church has sometimes been seen as something optional, something irrelevant. The church, however, is the bride of Christ, and we must begin again to view the church in the way.