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9781570755200

Readings in World Christian History

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    9781570755200

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-05-01
  • Publisher: Orbis Books

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John W. Coakley is L. Russell Feakdes Memorial Professor of Church History af New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Jersey Andrea Sterk is assistant professor of history at the University of Florida

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Acknowledgments xi
Note on Texts and Translations xi
PART ONE: TO 300 C.E.
Early Christian Communities
Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Magnesians
3(2)
The Gospel of Thomas
5(7)
Didache
12(5)
Hippolytus of Rome, Apostolic Tradition
17(6)
Christianity and Society before Constantine
Correspondence of Pliny and Trajan
23(1)
The Martyrs of Lyons (Letter of the Churches of Lyons and Vienne, ca. 177)
24(6)
The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicity
30(7)
Justin Martyr, Second Apology
37(6)
Certificate of Sacrifice
43(1)
Tertullian of Carthage, On the Apparel of Women
44(4)
Acts of Paul and Thecla
48(5)
Theological Currents in the Second and Third Centuries
The Second Treatise of the Great Seth
53(5)
Irenaeus of Lyons, Against Heresies
58(8)
The Muratorian Fragment
66(2)
Origen of Alexandria, On First Principles
68(8)
Cyprian of Carthage, Letter 55
76(6)
Bardaisan of Edessa, The Book of the Laws of Countries
82(5)
PART TWO: 300-600 C.E.
The Opening of the Constantinian Era: Conversion and Controversy
Eusebius of Caesarea, Life of Constantine
87(11)
Letters of Arius and Alexander of Alexandria
98(3)
The Nicene Creed and the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed
101(1)
Auxentius of Durostorum, Letter on the Life and Work of Ulfila, Apostle of the Goths
102(3)
The Emperor Julian, Rescript on Christian Teachers (Letter 36)
105(2)
The Christianization of Ethiopia and Georgia: Rufinus of Aquileia, Ecclesiastical History
107(3)
The Martyrdom of Martha, Daughter of Posi, Who Was a Daughter of the Covenant
110(3)
Ephrem the Syrian, Hymn 1
113(4)
Basil of Caesarea, Letter 150
117(2)
Gregory of Nyssa, Ad Graecos
119(3)
The Christianization of Armenia: Agathangelos, History of the Armenians
122(9)
Varieties of Ascetic Life for Men and Women
Athanasius of Alexandria, Life of Anthony of Egypt
131(13)
Basil of Caesarea, Longer Rule
144(3)
Gregory of Nyssa, Life of Macrina
147(8)
Lives of Ascetics: Palladius, Lausiac History
155(4)
Egeria, Diary of a Pilgrimage
159(6)
Christology and Diverging Identities in the East
Letters of Cyril of Alexandria and Nestorius of Constantinople
165(10)
Definition of Faith of the Council of Chalcedon
175(1)
Zacharias the Scholastic, Life of Severus of Antioch
176(7)
John of Ephesus, Life of Susan
183(5)
The Evangelization of Nubia: John of Ephesus, Ecclesiastical History
188(4)
Christians in India: Cosmas Indicopleustes, Christian Topography
192(3)
The Coming of Age of Latin Christianity
Augustine of Hippo, City of God
195(11)
Pelagius, To Demetrias
206(4)
Augustine of Hippo, On Nature and Grace
210(3)
Ambrose of Milan, Letters 2 and 3
213(8)
Patrick, Confession
221(10)
PART THREE: 600--1000 C.E.
Early Medieval Christianity in Asia
Apology of Patriarch Timothy of Baghdad before the Caliph Mahdi
231(12)
Inscription of the Monument of the Church of the East at Xian
243(4)
Chinese Christian Sutras
247(6)
Early Medieval Christianity in the West
Acts of the Third Council of Toledo
253(2)
Columbanus, Letter 2
255(3)
Bede, Ecclesiastical History
258(6)
Rudolph of Fulda, Life of Leoba
264(7)
The Heliand
271(9)
Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, Dulcitius
280(5)
Adso of Montier-en-Der, Letter on the Origin and Time of the Antichrist
285(4)
The Byzantine Commonwealth
John of Damascus, On the Divine Images
289(8)
Letters of Patriarch Photius of Constantinople and Pope Nicholas I on Disputed Issues
297(5)
Life of Constantine [Cyril]
302(8)
The Christianization of Russia: Russian Primary Chronicle
310(9)
PART FOUR: 1000-1453 C.E.
Reform, Crusade, Reconquest
Pope Gregory VII, Letter to Hermann of Metz
319(5)
Guibert of Nogent, The Deeds of God through the Franks
324(10)
Ibn al-Athir on the Fall of Jerusalem, 1099
334(1)
Nicetas Choniates on the Sack of Constantinople, 1204
335(1)
James I of Aragon on the Fall of Valencia, 1238
336(3)
Spirituality and Theology in the Latin West in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
Anselm of Canterbury, Cur Deus Homo
339(8)
Bernard of Clairvaux, On Loving God
347(7)
Thomas of Celano, First Life of Francis of Assisi
354(5)
Thomas Aquinas on the Existence of God
359(3)
Letters and Visions of Hadewijch of Brabant
362(11)
Asian and African Christianity in the Late Middle Ages
The Lives of Mar Yahbh-Allaha and Rabban Sawma
373(11)
The War Chronicle of Amda Tseyon
384(4)
Kebra Nagast
388(9)
Latin and Byzantine Christianity in the Late Middle Ages
Documents by or about Boniface VIII: Unam Sanctam; Account of Events at Anagni, 1303
397(5)
Gregory Palamas, Triads
402(8)
Geert Grote, Letter 29
410(4)
The Council of Constance, Haecsancta and Frequens
414(1)
The Council of Florence on Church Union: Laetentur caeli
415(3)
Index 418

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