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The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Henry Chadwick

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book provides a detailed narrative history of the first six centuries of the Christian Church, from the first followers of Jesus to the papacy of Gregory the Great (590–604). It describes how ... More


Of Borders and Margins: Hispanic Disciples in Texas, 1888-1945

Daisy L. Machado

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152234
eISBN:
9780199834426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152239.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The westward movement of people connected to the nineteenth‐century expansionism of the developing U.S. helped promote the growth and expansion of many of the mainline Protestant denominations that ... More


Standing Alone

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the development of Southern Christianity in the post-colonial era and notes that with few exceptions and despite Western Christian concern, the new churches have survived and ... More


The Making of a Frontier Church: The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Daisy L. Machado

in Of Borders and Margins: Hispanic Disciples in Texas, 1888-1945

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152234
eISBN:
9780199834426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152239.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a Protestant denominational body born on the frontier of the U.S. As such, it was shaped by that environment and ethos. The impact of the frontier ethos ... More


Women and the Faith in Icons in Early Christianity

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the place of icons in worship, their character, and the way they came to symbolize the holy and mediate between earth and heaven. In particular, as icons became a vivid focus ... More


Churches and Social Issues in Twentieth-Century Britain

G. I. T. Machin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217800
eISBN:
9780191678271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217800.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

During this century, the Christian Churches of Britain have lost support and influence to the extent that their future is considered by some observers to be problematic. They have also been ... More


Missionaries and Prophets

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the nature of the religious changes involved in successful Christian missions and the resulting expansion of Christianity in Asia and Africa: success that is impossible to ... More


The Nature and Destiny of Serious Theology

Samuel Wells

in Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571833
eISBN:
9780191722264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571833.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is organized into five parts. First, it takes Niebuhr's essay ‘Why the Christian Church is not Pacifist’, and sets out its arguments as a characteristic Niebuhr manifesto. It then ... More


Church and Nation

Jeremy Morris

in F D Maurice and the Crisis of Christian Authority

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199545315
eISBN:
9780191602825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545315.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Frederick Denison Maurice’s understanding of the nation as one of the three forms of social life providentially ordained as part of the spiritual constitution implied that the Christian Church was ... More


Introduction

G.I.T. Machin

in Churches and Social Issues in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217800
eISBN:
9780191678271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217800.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This book deals with the reactions of the Christian Churches in Britain to a succession of social and moral change that was unprecedented within a single century. During the twentieth century, not ... More


Churches and Personal Morals and Behaviour, 1918–1939

G.I.T. Machin

in Churches and Social Issues in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217800
eISBN:
9780191678271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217800.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

In Britain, activities such as drinking and watching football and cricket matches, cycling and rambling, and reading books and newspapers were inherited from pre-war decades and did not change ... More


The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Adrian Hastings

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263999
eISBN:
9780191600623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263996.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This is the first major volume to chart the historical development and character of the whole Christian Church in Africa. Christianity provided the constitutive identity of historic Ethiopia from ... More


Introduction

Robert T. Handy

in A History of the Churches in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269106
eISBN:
9780191683572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269106.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The story of the beginnings of the Christian churches in the New World is closely related to the political and economic aspects of colonial origins. Christian beginnings in North America were thus ... More


Churches and Social Questions, c.1900–1918

G.I.T. Machin

in Churches and Social Issues in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217800
eISBN:
9780191678271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217800.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

A study of the social concerns of Christian Churches in twentieth-century Britain begins at a time when both the Churches and the question of social reform were of great importance in that country. ... More


The Hastening that Waits: Karl Barth's Ethics

Nigel Biggar

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264576
eISBN:
9780191682728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264576.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book offers a fresh and up-to-date account of the ethical thought of one of the 20th century's greatest theologians: Karl Barth. The book seeks to recover Barth's ethics from some widespread ... More


The Christian Church As the Godly Polity: The Doctrine of the Church in the Commentary on Isaiah

MICHAEL J. HOLLERICH

in Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah: Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263685
eISBN:
9780191682636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263685.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter deals with the place of the church in Eusebius' exegesis of Isaiah. It discusses Eusebius' conception of the relation between the historical Christian church and the heavenly Jerusalem. ... More


Churches and Social Policy, 1918–1939

G.I.T. Machin

in Churches and Social Issues in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217800
eISBN:
9780191678271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217800.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

Having won in the First World War, the Lloyd George Coalition in Britain wished also to win the peace — that is, to provide the much better social conditions which government ministers had extolled ... More


Churches and Social Issues, 1945–1960

G.I.T. Machin

in Churches and Social Issues in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217800
eISBN:
9780191678271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217800.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The Christian Churches had been thoroughly bound up with the British effort during the Second World War, and were equally involved with the victory celebrations. Some of the social planning of the ... More


Estonia

Lavinia Stan and Lucian Turcescu

in Church, State, and Democracy in Expanding Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337105
eISBN:
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337105.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A country with significant Lutheran, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox communities, Estonia remains the most secular Baltic state, and one of the least religious new EU member states. The local Orthodox ... More


The Christianization of Iceland: Priests, Power, and Social Change 1000-1300

Orri Vesteinsson

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207993
eISBN:
9780191677885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207993.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Religion

In this historical study of High-Medieval Iceland, the author investigates the influence of the Christian Church on the formation of the earliest state structures in Iceland, from the conversion in ... More


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