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“Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years” by Diarmaid MacCulloch

 

 

 

Introduction

    1. Greece and Rome (c. 1000 BCE – 100 CE)
    2. Israel (c. 1000 BCE – 100 CE)
    3. A Crucified Messiah (4 BCE – 100 CE)
    4. Boundaries Defined (50 CE – 300)
      1. Part II – The Bible and the Theology of Origen
    5. The Prince: Ally or Enemy? (100 – 300)
    6. The Imperial Church (300 – 451)
    7. Defying Chalcedon: Asia and Africa (451  – 622)
    8. Islam: The Great Realignment (622 – 1500)
    9. The Making of Latin Christianity (300 – 500)
    10. Latin Christendom: New Frontiers (500 – 1000)
      1. Charlemagne, Carolingians, and a New Roman Empire (800 – 1000)
    11. The West: Universal Emperor or Universal Pope? (900 – 1200)
      1. The Age of the Crusades (1060 – 1200)
    12. A Church for All People? (1100 – 1300)
    13. Faith in a New Rome (451 – 900): “Hagia Sophia” & “Byzantine Spirituality”
      1. Part II: The Iconoclastic Controversy (726 – 843)  and Photios and the New Missions to the West (850 – 900)
    14. Orthodoxy – More Than an Empire (900 – 1700)
    15. Russia: The Third Rome (900 – 1800)
      1. Part II: “Muscovy Triumphant (1448 – 1547)” and “Ivan the Terrible and the New Patriarchate (1547 – 1598)
    16. Perspectives of the True Church (1300 – 1517) – Part I: The Black Death, Purgatory, Indulgences, Jan Hus and the Hussites
      1. Part II: “Reforming the Church in the Last Days (1500)” and “Erasmus: New Beginnings?”
    17. A House Divided (1517 – 1660) – Part I: Luther – his German translation of the Bible, his Three Treatises, and Zwingli
      1. Part II: Reformations Radical and Magisterial: Anabaptists and Henry VIII and Strassburg, England and Geneva (1540 – 60)
      2. Part III: Reformed Protestants, Confessionalization and Toleration (1560 – 1660), anti-Trinitarians, the Habsburg Dynasty and the kingdom of Bohemia
    18. Rome’s Renewal (1500 – 1700) – Witch Hunts, Huguenots, Teresa of Avila, and John of the Cross
    19. A Worldwide Faith (1500 – 1800)
    20. Protestant Awakenings (1600 – 1800) – Part I: African slavery, the Quakers, William Penn, and John Locke
      1. Part II: Christianity in America during the Revolutionary War and the Moravian Church
    21. Chapter 21: Enlightenment: Ally or Enemy?  (1492 – 1815) – Part I  (1492 – 1700): Challenges to Church and Biblical Authority, Baruch de Spinoza, Aftermath of the 1492 Expulsion of Jews in Spain
      1. Part II: Homosexuality, Gender Roles, Rene Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, and Immanuel Kant 
      2. Part III: The French Revolution and the Rise of the Middle-Class
    22. Chapter 22: Europe Re-enchanted or Disenchanted? (1815 – 1914) – Part I – First-wave feminism, Ultramontanism, and Hegel
      1. Part II: Biblical Criticism, the Rise of Fundamentalism, and Friedrich Nietzsche
    23. Chapter 23: To Make the World Protestant (1700 – 1914) – Part I – Missions to Oceania and African slavery
      1. Part II: Great Indian Rebellion, the Taiping Rebellion (1850 – 1864), Hong Xiuquan, Pentacostalism, dispensationalism, the Rapture, charismatic
    24. Chapter 24: Not Peace but a Sword (1913-60) – Part I – Benito Mussolini, the Vatican State, and the Armenian genocide

      1. Part II: Stalin and the Russian Orthodox Church; German Protestant Church’s support of Hitler and the Nazis; History of the Charismatic Movement; Support and resistance of German theologians towards Nazi Germany
    25. Culture Wars (1960 – Present) – Part I – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, the Civil Rights movement, apartheid in South Africa, and minjung theology in South Korea
      1. Part II: Doctrine of Hell in the 20th century and the Orthodox Church after the Soviet Union

 

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