Since Calvary - An Interpretation of Christian History
by Lewis Browne (9781406769920)

Since Calvary - An Interpretation of Christian History
 
Lewis Browne
Release Date: 01 March 2007
Format: Paperback
Pages: 452
Category: Theology
ISBN: 9781406769920
ISBN-10: 1406769924



intt CUlttaru An Interpretation of Christian History With Decorations and Maps by MYNA and LEWIS BROWNE New York THE MACMILLAN COMPANY 1931 To. MYNA MY LOVELY WIFE n As a lily among thorns. So was my beloved. . . . J rf lt is only when men have ceased to dispute - whether Christianity was a revelation, that they have eyes to see what services it has rendered as a system. LORD MQRXEY. While the author alone is responsible for what is writ ten in this book and also for what is left out he cannot forego expressing his deep gratitude to Professor Francis A. Christie of Lowell, Massachusetts, and to the Reverend W. H. Murray of New York for the care with which they examined the proofs and for the many admirable sugges tions they had to offer. CONTENTS BOOK ONE A FAITH Is BORN 29-70 A. D. PAGE 1. The Disciples of Jesus Their Character and Beliefs 3 2. The Resurrection and the Pentecostal Experience 9 3. The First Congregation in Jerusalem .... 14 4. The Education and Conversion of Saul of Tarsus 24 5. The Mysteries and the Christianity of Antioch . 30 6. Pauls Theology 39 7. Pauls Wanderings 46 8. Gentile Christianity Its Growth and Character 50 BOOK TWO THE ORDEAL OF CHILDHOOD 70-323 A. D. 1. The Origin of the Gospels Mark .... 59 2. Matthew. Luke, John 64 3. The Christianity of the Populace. Revelation . 73 4. Gnosticism 79 5. The Formulation of a Christian Creed ... 84 6. The Development of a Christian Church ... 89 7. The Persecutions 98 8. Constantine and the Triumph of the Church . . 108 BOOK THREE THE CHURCH GROWS UP 323-800 A. D. 1. The Arian Controversy 117 2. Julian and the Pagan Revival 128 3. More Theological Controversies 133 CONTENTS PAGE 4. The Rise of the Roman Papacy 142 5.Monasticism Its Origin and Growth . . . 150 6. The Paganizing of Christianity 162 7. The Veneration of the Saints and the Virgin . 168 BOOK FOUR THE HALCYON YEARS 800-1415 A. D, 1. The Papacy and the World and the Flesh . . . 183 2. Corruption of the Church ...... 190 3. The Cluniac Reform Hildebrand .... 198 4. On to the Holy Land 209 5. The Crusades 218 6. More Crusades 223 7. The Shattering of Papal Power 227 8. The Faith Wanes 234 9. The Spread of Heresy 240 10. The Franciscan and Dominican Revivals . 246 11. Wyclif and Huss 254 BOOK FIVE THE BREAKDOWN 1415-1648 AJX 1. The Economic Causes of the Reformation . 267 2. The Cultural Awakening in Europe . . . 272 3. The Nationalist Awakening in France and Spain 280 4. The Ducal Reformation Lutheranism, . 285 5. The Royal Reformation Anglicanism . ., 298 6. The Peasants Reformation Anabapdsm . . - 302 7. The Burghers Reformation Calvinism ., . 310 8. The Dynamics of Puritanism 316 9. The Catholic Revival 323 10. The Thirty Years War 331 BOOK SIX THE ORDEAL OF SURVIVAL 1648 1. Catholicism Marches On ..... 339 2. Catholicism Falters 344 xii CONTENTS PAGE 3. Protestantism Disintegrates ..., ., . 347 4. Denominationalism Reaches America . . . . 351 5. Credulity Triumphant the Witch-Hunt . . . 356 6. The Emergence of Rationalism ..... 362 7. The War of the Church against Science . . . 368 8. The Age of Reason 375 9. The Reaction Called Pietism 382 10. Methodism 385 11. The French Revolution 395 12. The Reaction 401 13. The Ordeal of the Church 413 14. The Ordeal of the Sects 417 15. Then Came the War 423 INDEX 429 xiii A NOTE ON THE FOOTNOTES With rare exceptions the footnotes in this volume are confined to bibliographical references. Thereader uninterested in such details will therefore miss very little if he ignores the occasional nudges and refrains from interrupting his reading of the text. The references, incidentally, are restricted very largely to works and translations in the English language, for they are intended solely for the lay reader The poly lingual scholar will have access to tetter bibliographies than any which could be provided in a work of this character. BOOK ONE Jfattf 9 JBorn . 29...

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