Rethinking Constantine

Author: Edward L. Smither
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630873853
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Rethinking Constantine from the Author: Edward L. Smither. What happens to the church when the emperor becomes a Christian? Seventeen hundred years after Constantine's victory at Milvian Bridge, scholars and students of history continue to debate the life and impact of the Roman emperor who converted to faith in the Christian God and gave peace to the church. This book joins that conversation and examines afresh the historical sources that inform our picture of Constantine, the theological developments that occurred in the wake of his rise to power, and aspects of Constantine's legacy that have shaped church history.

Theodosius Ii

Author: Christopher Kelly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110727690X
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Theodosius Ii from the Author: Christopher Kelly. Theodosius II (AD 408–450) was the longest reigning Roman emperor. Ever since Edward Gibbon, he has been dismissed as mediocre and ineffectual. Yet Theodosius ruled an empire which retained its integrity while the West was broken up by barbarian invasions. This book explores Theodosius' challenges and successes. Ten essays by leading scholars of late antiquity provide important new insights into the court at Constantinople, the literary and cultural vitality of the reign, and the presentation of imperial piety and power. Much attention has been directed towards the changes promoted by Constantine at the beginning of the fourth century; much less to their crystallisation under Theodosius II. This volume explores the working out of new conceptions of the Roman Empire - its history, its rulers and its God. A substantial introduction offers a new framework for thinking afresh about the long transition from the classical world to Byzantium.

Constantine S Sword

Author: James Carroll
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618219087
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Constantine S Sword from the Author: James Carroll. Examines the two-thousand-year relationship between Christianity and Judaism, examining the long entrenched tradition of anti-Semitism that culminated in the Church's failure to protest the Holocaust during World War II.

Rethinking Christ And Culture

Author: Craig A. Carter
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 144120122X
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Rethinking Christ And Culture from the Author: Craig A. Carter. In 1951, theologian H. Richard Niebuhr published Christ and Culture, a hugely influential book that set the agenda for the church and cultural engagement for the next several decades. But Niebuhr's model was devised in and for a predominantly Christian cultural setting. How do we best understand the church and its writers in a world that is less and less Christian? Craig Carter critiques Niebuhr's still pervasive models and proposes a typology better suited to mission after Christendom.

We Now Know

Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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We Now Know from the Author: John Lewis Gaddis. Examines the history of the Cold War, reflecting Soviet, East European, Chinese, American, and West European viewpoints, and offering new insights and solutions to long-standing puzzles

The Rise And Fall Of The Bible

Author: Timothy Kandler Beal
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0151013586
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The Rise And Fall Of The Bible from the Author: Timothy Kandler Beal. The author of Roadside Religion traces the evolution of the Bible from a collection of hand-written scrolls to the focus of a multi-billion-dollar business, covering subjects ranging from Christianity's pre-Bible period to the myriad versions that have existed.

Rethinking Historicism From Shakespeare To Milton

Author: Ann Baynes Coiro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139577115
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Rethinking Historicism From Shakespeare To Milton from the Author: Ann Baynes Coiro. Reading literary texts in their historical contexts has been the dominant form of interpretation in literary criticism for the past thirty years. This collection of essays reflects on the origins of historicism and its present usefulness as a mode of literary analysis, its limitations and its future. The volume provides a brief history of the practice from its Renaissance origins, offering examples of historicist work that not only demonstrate the continuing vitality of this methodology but also suggest new directions for research. Focusing on the major figures of Shakespeare and Milton, these essays provide important and concise representations of trends in the field. Designed for scholars and students of early modern English literature (1500–1700), the volume will also be of interest to students of literature more generally and to historians.

Missionary Monks

Author: Edward L. Smither
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498224172
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Missionary Monks from the Author: Edward L. Smither. Missionaries go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, while monks live cloistered in a monastery and focus their lives on prayer and studying Scripture--correct? Not exactly. When we study the history of Christian mission, especially from around 500 to 1500 CE, the key missionaries that we constantly encounter are monks. In fact, if we don't have monks in this period then we have very little in the way of Christian mission. Our aim in this book is to examine the phenomenon of missionary monks--those who pursued both a monastic and missionary calling. We will meet the monks and monastic orders, narrate their journeys in mission, and evaluate their approaches to and thoughts about mission.

The Cambridge History Of Christianity Volume 1 Origins To Constantine

Author: Margaret M. Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521812399
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The Cambridge History Of Christianity Volume 1 Origins To Constantine from the Author: Margaret M. Mitchell. The first of the nine volume Cambridge History of Christianity series, Origins to Constantine provides a comprehensive overview of the essential events, persons, places and issues involved in the emergence of the Christian religion in the Mediterranean world in the first three centuries. Over thirty essays written by scholarly experts trace this dynamic history from the time of Jesus through to the rise of Imperial Christianity in the fourth century. It provides thoughtful and well-documented analyses of the diverse forms of Christian community, identity and practice that arose within decades of Jesus's death, and which through missionary efforts were soon implanted throughout the Roman Empire. Origins to Constantine examines the distinctive characteristics of Christian groups in each geographical region up to the end of the third century, while also exploring the development of the institutional forms, intellectual practices and theological formulations that would mark Christian history in subsequent centuries.

Rethinking Children S Citizenship

Author: T. Cockburn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137292075
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Rethinking Children S Citizenship from the Author: T. Cockburn. This book explores the relationship between children and citizenship, analyzing international perspectives on citizenship and human rights and developing new methods for facilitating the recognition of children as participating agents within society.