A History of Christianity

The First Three Thousand Years

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141957956

Category: Religion

Page: 1184

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Christianity, one of the world's great religions, has had an incalculable impact on human history. This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organisation and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society. Diarmaid MacCulloch ranges from Palestine in the first century to India in the third, from Damascus to China in the seventh century and from San Francisco to Korea in the twentieth. He is one of the most widely travelled of Christian historians and conveys a sense of place as arrestingly as he does the power of ideas. He presents the development of Christian history differently from any of his predecessors. He shows how, after a semblance of unity in its earliest centuries, the Christian church divided during the next 1400 years into three increasingly distanced parts, of which the western Church was by no means always the most important: he observes that at the end of the first eight centuries of Christian history, Baghdad might have seemed a more likely capital for worldwide Christianity than Rome. This is the first truly global history of Christianity.

A History of Christianity

The First Three Thousand Years

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780713998696

Category: Christianity

Page: 1161

View: 3912

Christianity has had an incalculable impact on human history, not just spiritual beliefs and the organization of religion, but in politics, war and human society. Diarmaid MacCullough takes the story of Christianity back to its origins in Judaism and Greek culture a thousand years before Jesus Christ's birth and forward to its expansion in the contemporary world. He explores the ways in which, over three millennia, the cosmic puzzle of God made human gave Christianity a constant struggle to find its identity. He shows how the Roman Empire moved form executing Jesus and persecuting his followers to protecting an established Christian Church; how Rome, the city where Christ's foremost apostles Peter and Paul met their deaths, has come to symbolize one version of the Christian Church. He points to the great might-have-been of Christian history, when, in 451, many Christians rejected an Emperor's imposed compromise solution to the Jesus problem and embarked on ventures to make Christianity a religion of Africa and the Far East. He explores Christianity's complicated and often contentious relationship to its parent Judaism and cousin Islam, and tells the story of the sixteenth-century split within Western Christianity which produced Protestantism and a continuing Roman Catholicism. In this book we see how Christianity has changed its mind on vital moral questions, such as the permissibility of warfare and slavery, and we learn how the campaign against slavery not only transformed Christianity but helped turn it into a worldwide faith.

Die Reformation

1490 - 1700

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch,Bernd Leineweber,Helke Voß-Becher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423346535

Category: Reformation

Page: 1021

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Die Kreuzzüge

Author: Thomas S. Asbridge

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608946482

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 807

View: 7669

Der Krieg um das Heilige Land- erstmals dargestellt aus christlicher und aus muslimischer Sicht. Diese grosse Gesamtdarstellung nimmt die politischen und religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst und veranschaulicht die immense Kriegslogistik. In packenden Szenen schildert Asbridge all die Belagerungen und Eroberungen und entwirft lebendige Porträts von Saladin und Richard Löwenherz, dem tragischen Leprakönig Balduin IV. oder der Jerusalemer Königin Melisende. Thomas Asbridge berichtet erstmals gleichberechtigt und in wechselnder Perspektive von den von Christen wie von Muslimen verübten Grausamkeiten und erduldeten Leiden. Ausführlich macht der polyglotte Historiker Gebrauch auch von den arabischen Quellen. Asbridge nimmt nicht nur die politischen, sondern auch die religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst. Auch von überraschend freundlichen Begegnungen zwischen Kreuzfahrern und Sarazenen erfahren wir: von Momenten des interkulturellen Austauschs, Beispielen friedlicher Koexistenz im Heiligen Land, Gesten religiöser Toleranz und Zeugnissen der Freundschaft über die feindlichen Lager hinweg. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

Die Legende von der christlichen Moral

Warum das Christentum moralisch orientierungslos ist

Author: Andreas Edmüller

Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 3828863302

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 9334

Sind Kirchen und christliche Religion tatsächlich moralisch so kompetent, wie sie immer behaupten? Ist das nicht Wunschdenken? Denn wie kann es sein, dass zu fast jeder moralisch wichtigen Frage durchaus gläubige wie kompetente Christen so gut wie jede mögliche Antwort ernsthaft vertreten und vertreten haben: Christen plädieren für Pazifismus und Kriegsbereitschaft, für Sozialismus und Kapitalismus, für die Gleichberechtigung und die Unterordnung der Frau, für und gegen gleichgeschlechtliche Liebe und homosexuelle Ehe, Empfängnisverhütung und Sterbehilfe. Wie ist diese moralische Orientierungslosigkeit einer Religion zu erklären, die sich hartnäckig immer wieder selbst als Hüterin der Moral versteht? Andreas Edmüller kommt in seinem Buch zu einem überraschenden Ergebnis: Eigentlich verfügt das Christentum über keinerlei ernstzunehmende Morallehre. Denn was man findet, ist lediglich ein in sich unstimmiges und unsystematisches Konglomerat an Geboten und Verboten, Gleichnissen und biblischen Erzählungen, sind Appelle an Autoritäten, antike Präzedenzfälle, Missverständnisse und oft kaum haltbare Interpretationen der angeblich heiligen Schriften. Und selbst wenn da mehr wäre - es ließe sich nicht vernünftig begründen. Das ganze Gebilde der christlichen Moral hängt wie eine esoterische Pseudo-Lehre in der Luft. Edmüllers Fazit: Die moralische Relevanz des Christentums ist im Rahmen verantwortungsvoller und vernünftiger Diskussion vernachlässigbar, ja oft genug sind christliche Positionen sogar schädlich.

Zelot

Jesus von Nazaret und seine Zeit

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644039119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2933

Das Christentum verehrt Jesus von Nazaret als sanften Hirten, dessen Reich nicht von dieser Welt sei. Aber entspricht dieses Bild der historischen Realität? Kann es den grausamen Kreuzestod plausibel erklären? Der amerikanische Religionswissenschaftler Reza Aslan meint: nein. Sein Buch, das in den USA für einen Skandal sorgte, versucht zu ergründen, wer Jesus war, bevor es das Christentum gab. Es ist das fesselnde, brillant erzählte Porträt eines Mannes voller Widersprüche, einer Epoche voll religiöser Inbrunst und blutiger Kämpfe und einer Weltreligion im Werden.

All Things Made New

The Reformation and Its Legacy

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190616814

Category: Reformation

Page: 452

View: 4243

"First published in Great Britain by Allen Lane"--Title page verso.

Reformation

Europe's House Divided 1490-1700

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140285342

Category: History

Page: 831

View: 6369

The Reformation was the seismic event in European history over the past 1000 years, and one which tore the medieval world apart. Not just European religion, but thought, culture, society, state systems, personal relations - everything - was turned upside down. Just about everything which followed in European history can be traced back in some way to the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation which it provoked. The Reformation is where the modern world painfully and dramatically began, and MacCulloch's great history of it is recognised as the best modern account.

Zur Geschichte des Urchristentums

Author: Friedrich Engels

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 373097422X

Category: History

Page: 38

View: 7120

In einer Reihe von Schriften zur Geschichte von Friedrich Engels steht auch diese Schrift. Dabei zieht er Parallelen zu seinen sozialreformerischen Ideen. - Interessant zu lesen für sozial oder christlich interessierte Menschen.

Tudor Rebellions

Author: Anthony Fletcher,Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317437381

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 4179

Tudor Rebellions, now in its sixth edition, gives a chronological account of the major rebellions against the Tudor monarchy from the reign of King Henry VII until the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. It also throws light on some of the main themes of Tudor history, including the dynasty’s attempt to bring the north and west under the control of the capital, the progress of the English Reformation and the impact of inflation, taxation and enclosure on society. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to take into account the exciting and innovative work on the subject in recent years and bring the historiographical debates right up to date. It now includes additional documents and extended discussions to bring to life the complex events and politics of the rebellions. The primary sources, alongside a narrative history, allow students to fully explore these turbulent times, seeking to understand what drove Tudor people to rebel and what sort of people were inclined to do so. In doing so, the book considers both ‘high’ and ‘low’ politics, and the concerns of both the noble and the unprivileged in Tudor society. With supplementary materials including a chronology, who’s who and guide to further reading along with maps and images, Tudor Rebellions is an invaluable resource for all students of Tudor history.

Monks, the Pope, and the Origins of the Crusades

A Selection from Christianity (Penguin Tracks)

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101630876

Category: Religion

Page: 56

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A fascinating history of the growth in monastic and papal power that preceded the Crusades—excerpted from Diarmaid MacCulloch’s award-winning New York Times bestseller, Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. A product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years stretches from the Greek Platonists and the origins of the Hebrew Bible to the present and encompasses the globe. In this excerpt, MacCulloch chronicles the rise of monasteries like the great Cluny Abbey, which formed orders that reached across secular kingdoms, enjoying exclusive papal privileges and encouraging their followers to make pilgrimages among towering cathedrals and far-flung shrines. Meanwhile, the introduction of the tithe, expanding control over marriage, and a new emphasis on Purgatory brought penitent parishioners even closer to the Church and dependent on ministry. By the time Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade, the practice of indulgences had made possible his grant that all who died in a state of repentance and confession while fighting would gain immediate entry into heaven. Holy War spawned whole new orders, most famously the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller, as soldiers from across Europe joined the campaigns of conquest toward Jerusalem. The many causes and consequences of these clashes between Christianity and Islam are captured here in illuminating detail with elegance and wit. Diarmaid MacCulloch’s latest book, Silence: A Christian History, is available from Viking.

Silence

A Christian History

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196765X

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 1390

Diarmaid MacCulloch, acknowledged master of the big picture in Christian history, unravels a polyphony of silences from the history of Christianity and beyond. He considers the surprisingly mixed attitudes of Judaism to silence, Jewish and Christian borrowings from Greek explorations of the divine, and the silences which were a feature of Jesus's brief ministry and witness. Besides prayer and mystical contemplation, there are shame and evasion; careless and purposeful forgetting. Many deliberate silences are revealed: the forgetting of histories which were not useful to later Church authorities (such as the leadership roles of women among the first Christians), or the constant problems which Christianity has faced in dealing honestly with sexuality. Behind all this is the silence of God; and in a deeply personal final chapter, MacCulloch brings a message of optimism for those who still seek God beyond the clamorous noise of over-confident certainties.

Chromosom sechs

Author: Robin Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442352203

Category: Equatorial Guinea

Page: 573

View: 5286

A medical thriller about an African farm where genetically engineered subhumans are bred to provide organs for transplants. The racket is uncovered by two doctors investigating a bizarre murder in New York City.

Thomas Cromwell

A Revolutionary Life

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525560297

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

View: 3209

The long-awaited biography of the genius who masterminded Henry VIII's bloody revolution in the English government, which reveals at last Cromwell's role in the downfall of Anne Boleyn "This a book that - and it's not often you can say this - we have been awaiting for four hundred years." --Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall Since the sixteenth century we have been fascinated by Henry VIII and the man who stood beside him, guiding him, enriching him, and enduring the king's insatiable appetites and violent outbursts until Hnry ordered his beheading in July 1540. After a decade of sleuthing in the royal archives, Diarmaid MacCulloch has emerged with a tantalizing new understanding of Henry's mercurial chief minister, the inscrutable and utterly compelling Thomas Cromwell. History has not been kind to the son of a Putney brewer who became the architect of England's split with Rome. Where past biographies portrayed him as a scheming operator with blood on his hands, Hilary Mantel reimagined him as a far more sympathetic figure buffered by the whims of his master. So which was he--the villain of history or the victim of her creation? MacCulloch sifted through letters and court records for answers and found Cromwell's fingerprints on some of the most transformative decisions of Henry's turbulent reign. But he also found Cromwell the man, an administrative genius, rescuing him from myth and slander. The real Cromwell was a deeply loving father who took his biggest risks to secure the future of his son, Gregory. He was also a man of faith and a quiet revolutionary. In the end, he could not appease or control the man whose humors were so violent and unpredictable. But he made his mark on England, setting her on the path to religious awakening and indelibly transforming the system of government of the English-speaking world.

Der Schuldkomplex

vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Geschichte für Europa

Author: Pascal Bruckner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Western

Page: 254

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