By John William Charles Wand
Dr Wand's vintage remedy of the early church is concise, complete and uses professional treatises. The enterprise of fabric and lucid variety make available what's every now and then a fancy topic. moreover, the publication is stuffed with vignettes of favourite personages and curious goods of information.Interesting and informative, A background of Early Church caters for the overall reader with an curiosity in historical past in addition to the spiritual reports scholar fow whom it really is largely meant.
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XX. NESTORIANISM AND PELAGIANISM 218 The genesis of the Nestorian heresy— Cyril and Coelestine— The Council of Ephesus— Augustine— Pelagius. XXI. THE PAPACY AND THE CHRISTOLOGICAL QUESTION 234 Innocent and Leo— Eutyches— The Council of Chalcedon. Page ix CHAPTER PAGE XXII. THE OUTSKIRTS OF EMPIRE 244 Armenia— Persia— Britain. XXIII. THE BEGINNING OF THE DARK AGES 252 Political events— Ecclesiastical affairs— Theological controversy— Men of the age— Conversion of Clovis. SELECT BOOK LIST 264 EMPERORS POPES 269, 271 TABLE A.
It can easily be realised that when, about twenty years later, Jerusalem was destroyed specifically Judaistic Christianity lost the reason for its existence, and ceased to be of any great importance in the development of the Christian Church. II While these events were proceeding in the East, Christianity was already obtaining a foothold in the West. Very early it arrived in the capital of the Empire. By what agency it was first carried to Rome we do not know, but inasmuch as in those early days each convert felt his own obligation in the matter of evangelisation we may conclude that it followed in the train of soldiers and merchants without special missionary effort on the part of any well-known leader.
We may then sum up the position of affairs at the opening of the Christian era by saying that Judaism contributed to the best culture of the time monotheism and morality, Rome organisation, Greece philosophy, the East mysticism and a gift for worship. Of all these Christianity was to take advantage. But in other respects she appeared less fortunate. It used to be the fashion in books of this kind to say that Christianity appeared at the psychological moment when religion had died out of the world and atheism had left a void waiting to be filled.
A History of the Early Church to AD 500 by John William Charles Wand