Turning points : decisive moments in the history of Christianity / Mark A. Noll.
By: Noll, Mark AMaterial type: TextPublisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, c2012Edition: 3rd edDescription: xii, 356 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cmISBN: 9780801039966 (pbk.); 0801039967 (pbk.)Subject(s): Church historyLOC classification: BR145.2 | .N65 2012
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The church pushed out on its own: the fall of Jerusalem (70) -- Realities of empire: the Council of Nicaea (325) -- Doctrine, politics, and life in the word: the Council of Chalcedon (451) -- The monastic rescue of the church: Benedict's Rule (530) -- The culmination of Christendom: the coronation of Charlemagne (800) -- Division between east and west: the Great Schism (1054) -- The beginnings of protestantism: the Diet of Worms (1521) -- A new Europe: the English act of supremacy (1534) -- Catholic reform and worldwide outreach: the founding of the Jesuits (1540) -- The new piety: the conversion of the Wesleys (1738) -- Discontents of the modern west: the French Revolution (1789) -- A faith for all the world: the Edinburgh Missionary Conference (1910) -- Mobilizing for the future: the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) and the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (1974).
Mark Noll isolates key events that provide a framework for understanding the history of Christianity. The book presents Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon rather than just a Western experience. --from publisher description