By Carter Lindberg
Charting the increase and improvement of Christianity, Carter Lindberg has succeeded in writing a concise and compelling background of the world’s greatest faith. He spans over 2,000 years of colourful incident to offer an authoritative historical past of Christianity for either the final reader and the start pupil.
- Ranges from the missionary trips of the apostles to the tele-evangelism of the twenty-first century.
- Demonstrates how the Christian neighborhood acquired and solid its identification from its improvement of the Bible to the current day.
- Covers themes primary to figuring out the process Western Christianity, together with the expansion of the papacy, heresy and schism, reformation and counter-reformation.
- Includes an advent to the historiography of Christianity, a be aware at the difficulties of periodization, an appendix on theological phrases, and an invaluable bibliography.
- An authoritative but succinct historical past, written to attract a basic viewers in addition to scholars of the background of Christianity.
- Written by way of the world over looked theologian, Carter Lindberg, who's the writer of various titles on theology and Church history.
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Furthermore, for Cyril, the 30 Sibling Rivalry BHOC03 30 6/6/05, 10:31 AM liturgical consequences of Nestorianism would mean that in the Eucharist only the body of a man would be resting on the altar, and this would rob the Eucharist of its life-giving power. Nestorius also exhibited his inability to win friends and influence people by railing against the city’s popular entertainments of circus races and theater; and demanding that monks remain in the monasteries rather than engage in public ministry.
That is, persons desire what they believe will fulfill them. In short, Augustine perceives that the eudaemonism – the drive for fulfillment – of ancient philosophy has apologetic value. Everyone wants to be happy. By linking love closely to the desire for happiness, Augustine finds it possible to regard love as the most elementary of all manifestations of human life. There is no one who does not seek his or her happiness. For Augustine this is synonymous with the claim that there is no one who does not love.
Ephesus, however, was both a haven for adherents of Cyril’s position and the ancient cult center of the virgin goddess Artemis/Diana that by now had been co-opted to the cult of the theotokos. Whether or not Pulcheria had a hand in choosing this site, the city was packed with pro-Cyril supporters and monks angry at Nestorius. To cap it all off, the council met Sibling Rivalry 31 BHOC03 31 6/6/05, 10:31 AM in a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Nestorius was excommunicated, and Jesus was declared fully God and fully human.
A brief history of Christianity by Carter Lindberg