Turning Points

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/2012
  • Publisher: Baker Academic

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This new edition of Mark Noll's classic introduction to church history isolates fourteen key moments that provide a framework for understanding the history of Christianity. This version includes a new preface, updates throughout the book, revised further readings for each chapter, and two new chapters. Study questions are included. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Mark A. Noll (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is one of the nation's most distinguished practitioners of American religious history and the author of dozens of books, including America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln and The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Editionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: The Idea of Turning Points and Reasons for Studying the History of Christianityp. 1
The Church Pushed Out on Its Own: The Fall of Jerusalem (70)p. 13
Realities of Empire: The Council of Nicaea (325)p. 39
Doctrine, Politics, and Life in the Word: The Council of Chalcedon (451)p. 59
The Monastic Rescue of the Church: Benedict's Rule (530)p. 77
The Culmination of Christendom: The Coronation of Charlemagne (800)p. 99
Division between East and West: The Great Schism (1054)p. 121
The Beginnings of Protestantism: The Diet of Worms (1521)p. 143
A New Europe: The English Act of Supremacy (1534)p. 167
Catholic Reform and Worldwide Outreach: The Founding of the Jesuits (1540)p. 189
The New Piety: The Conversion of the Wesleys (1738)p. 215
Discontents of the Modern West: The French Revolution (1789)p. 239
A Faith for All the World: The Edinburgh Missionary Conference (1910)p. 261
Mobilizing for the Future: The Second Vatican Council (1962-65) and the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (1974)p. 287
Afterword: The Character of Christianity and the Search for Turning Pointsp. 307
Study Questionsp. 329
Indexp. 345
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