Parade of Faith : A Biographical History of the Christian Church

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  • Copyright: 2011-08-16
  • Publisher: Zondervan
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"A parade that begins as the Messiah marches out of the pages of the Old Testament. The parade meanders through Palestine and reaches a pinnacle with the Triumphal Entry into Old Jerusalem, only to be followed by a charade: trial and execution. The parade will end one day in New Jerusalem, when, from every tongue and tribe and nation, the saints go marching in. But in the millennia before that glorious new day, the parade of Christian history marches on with colorful fanfare, complete with clowns and garish floats and the steady beating of the bass drum."

Author Biography

Ruth A. Tucker (PhD, Northern Illinois University) has taught mission studies and church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Calvin Theological Seminary. She is the author of dozens of articles and eighteen books, including the award-winning From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Introductionp. 11
Acknowledgmentsp. 14
The Early Church through the Magisterial Reformation
A Resurrection People: The New Testament Erap. 17
A Persecuted People: The Post-Apostolic Generationsp. 38
Creeds and Councils: Debating and Defining Doctrinep. 58
Desert Fathers: Early Monastic Life and Writingsp. 77
City of God in the "Dark Ages": Benedict to Gregory the Greatp. 97
Byzantine Religion: The Expansion of Eastern Orthodoxyp. 117
The Reconstituted Roman Empire Charlemagne and Papal Powerp. 137
Medieval Theology: Anselm to Aquinasp. 157
Beyond the Cloistered Walls: Monasticism, Mysticism, and Social Outreachp. 177
Renaissance Humanism and the Dawn of the Reformation Waldo to Wycliffep. 197
The German Reformation Luther and Colleaguesp. 217
The Swiss Reformation Zwingli, Calvin, and Companyp. 239
Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism to the Twenty-first Century
The Anabaptists: Separation of Church and Statep. 261
The Catholic Reformation: Doctrine Defined and Mission Worldwidep. 279
The English Reformation: Royalty Exploiting Religionp. 299
Puritans in England and America: Theologians and Preachersp. 318
Sectarian Movements in Europe and America: Visions and Voicesp. 337
The Catholic Church: Centuries of Strugglep. 356
Trans-Atlantic Awakenings: Revivals in England and Americap. 375
An Age of Societies: Nineteenth-Century Revival and Social Outreachp. 395
The Modern Missionary Movement: Families in Cross-Cultural Ministryp. 416
Fragmentation and Revival: Salvation Army to Foursquare Gospelp. 436
Theological Ferment: Twentieth-Century Protestants and Catholicsp. 456
Worldwide Christian Outreach: The Twentieth Century and Beyondp. 476
Epiloguep. 496
Indexp. 498
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