20 Sep Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Eminent church historian and theologian Professor Williston Walker gives us an authoritative and scholarly account on the progress of the church founded by. Since publication of the first edition in , A History of the Christian Church by Williston Walker has enjoyed outstanding success and recognition as a classic.

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Overview The vast history of the church is expounded in this textbook volume, with a special focus on the development of Christian doctrine and philosophical thought through the ages. Williston Walker tells the story of the church, including the circumstances of its birth and early years, the changes which led to the Reformation, and the developments in doctrine once the church spread across the Atlantic.

The Papacy and the Ottoman Empire. Given the immense scope of what the book covers, it is remarkably lucid and readable. I’m unemployed and I have a scanner. The Rediscovery of Aristotle the Rise of the Universities. Page – To secure a larger combined influence for the Churches of Christ in all matters affecting the moral and social condition of the people, so as to promote the application of the law of Christ in every relation of human life.

The exhaustive nature of Professor Walker’s work shows his expertise in the subject and the extent of the research he has done to produce a classic historical account of superb quality.

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There, following age-old custom, worship was offered to the emperor in his own person as a living manifestation of t. Paul’s Religion by James Stuart Stewart.

A History of the Christian Church by Williston Walker

Benedict A Commentary by the Right Rev. The Professional’s Handbook Robert F. This time of expansion coincided with an era of growing conflict and instability in the social and political life of the Roman republic.


The Spread of Christianity by Paul Hutchinson. People in the Roman world were acquiring — had, indeed, for the most part already acquired — a new picture of the cosmos. References to this book Religion in the Struggle for Power: It has been around for a while and I know a number of pastors and theologians who have it on their shelves as a core text.

Suffers the fault of many such books in seeing the work of humanity rather than God. Early Christianity and Paganism, A. But it provides the reader with the overview needed to have a general working knowledge and perhaps to begin deeper study. Published May 1st by Scribner first published In light of significant advances in scholarship in recent years, extensive revisions have Since publication of the first edition inA History of the Christian Church by Williston Walker has enjoyed outstanding success and recognition as a classic in the field.

A History of the Christian Church

As Greek became the daily speech of city-dwellers in the East, it also became a normal second language for educated persons in the West, where Latin was the common tongue.

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Robert Wake rated it it was amazing Dec 23, One of my complaints about an otherwise fine school is that Union Theological Seminary did not have us do our three semesters of required Church History courses at the very outset, but allowed me to wait until I was already well into the M.

Three scholars from Union Theological Seminary in New York willistob incorporated new historical discoveries and provided fresh interpretations of various periods in church history from the first century to the twentieth. The print quality is disappointing as it appears to be photocopies of other older used books.

While chronological spanning from the NT-era to the midth century — thus missing some more recent developmentseach chapter is either personality or issue driven, thus making the book a good resource for review of specific issues and events in church history.


View or jistory your browsing history. The author begins this volume with a discussion on the general situation before proceeding to talk about Judaism, the rise of Willistom and his disciples, the end of the apostolic era and the development of Christianity in the second century AD.

Unless they do the contextual study themselves and get a sense of human history and its dynamics, they end up with too much appreciation of the Platonic notion that somehow histkry are superior to and independent of their instantiations, that thinkers are superior to and i One of my brothers worked for a “great books” college where no history to speak of is taught.

There is just too much content and remembering each name, place and incidence becomes challenging, if not impossible. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. See all 61 reviews. Mysticism the Modern Devotion and Xhristian. No trivia or quizzes yet. The Secrets of a Great Cathedral by H. Written by an eminent Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

In most regions wwalker the empire, the basic political and social unit was — or came to be — the cchristian, a term commonly but inadequately translated into English as “city. The students work solely with original texts, delving deeply into some seminal issues, but have little sense of how they fit together.

A History of the Christian Church

Written by an eminent theologian, it combines in its narrative a rare blend of clarity, unity, and balance. The Rule of St. What disheartens me is that many of my fellow believers have no idea that the conversations we’re having now aren’t original and that there are ideas to call on nistory earlier eras.

Luthers Development and the Beginnings of the Reformation. Excellent concise treatment, from New Testament times to the 20th century.