Documents of the Christian Church. Front Cover. Henry Bettenson, Chris Maunder. OUP Oxford, Sep 29, – Religion – pages. LibraryThing Review. User Review – carterchristian1 – LibraryThing. Although confined to the Western church and with a strong emphasis on the Anglican church. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Henry ioned.

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This selection of writings from the most important moments in the history of Christianity has become established as a classic reference work, providing insights into years of Christian theological and political debate. While retaining the original material selected by Henry Bettenson, Chris Maunder has added a substantial section of more recent writings.

These illustrate the Second Vatican Council; the theologies of liberation; Church and State from ‘Thatcher’s Britain’ to Communist Eastern Europe; Black, feminist, and ecological theology; ecumenism; and inter-faith dialogue.

Documents of the Christian Church

The emphasis on moral debate in the contemporary churches is reflected in selections discussing questions about homosexuality, divorce, AIDS, and in-vitro fertilization, amongst other issues. This further expanded fourth edition brings the anthology up-to-date with a new section looking at issues facing the twenty-first century churches.

This includes extracts exploring the churches’ responses to questions of social justice, international politics, trade and debt, environmental change, and technological development. New material also covers the global growth of Christianity, the progress of Christian unity, and mission in multi-faith and postmodern societies. The Early Church to the Council of Chalcedon, 1. The Church and the World 2. The Earliest Testimony to the Gospels 4.


The Hettenson and Work of Christ 5. Human Nature, Sin, and Grace 7. The Church, the Documets, and the Sacraments 8. The Authority of the Holy See 9. The Vincentian Canon From the Council of Chalcedon to the Present 1. From Chalcedon to the Breach between East and West 2. The Empire and the Papacy 3. Monasticism chrostian the Friars 4. The Church and Heresy 5. The Conciliar Movement 6. The Church in England until dociments Reformation 8.

thd The Reformation on the Continent 9. The Reformation in England The British Churches in the Seventeenth Century The Twentieth-Century World Churches: Justice, Peace, and the Environment Sexuality and Procreation Issues facing the Twentieth-Century Churches.

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Overview Description Table of Contents. Documents of the Christian Church Fourth Edition Edited by Henry Bettenson and Chris Maunder Best-selling anthology covering 2, years of Christian theological and political debate Arranged chronologically and thematically for ease of use An ideal introduction to the key primary sources for the study both of church history and of the global Church today New material on twentieth-century church history added to Sections Christizn of Section 18 addressing issues facing the twenty-first century churches.

Content includes material on the following topics: Faithful Revolution Tricia Colleen Bruce. The “Grammar” of Sacrifice Bwttenson S. Arnason and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski. Visions of Religion Stephen S. The Mormon Menace Patrick Mason. Givens and Matthew J. Bwttenson American Religions Stephen J. The Triumph of the Moon Ronald Hutton. Islam and Liberal Citizenship Andrew F. Spirituality in the Flesh Robert C.

Divine Discontent Jonathon S. Cultures of Devotion Frank Graziano.

Chicano Folklore Rafaela G.

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