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Readings in Christianity

Readings in Christianity

ISBN 9781285197425
Edition 3
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Publisher Cengage
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Overview
1. THE STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY THROUGH PRIMARY SOURCES. The Study of Christianity. Strengths and Weaknesses of Reading Primary Sources. The Nature and Variety of the Readings. Primary Sources of Christianity and the Internet . The Plan of This Book. Suggestions for Reading Profitably. Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion . Suggestions for Further Reading. 2. BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS. Introduction. Terminology for the Bible. Historical Sketch. Literary Genres of the Bible. Use of the Bible. Events. The Call of Abraham (Genesis 12:1'7). Deliverance from Egypt (Exodus 14:5'8, 10'11, 13'14, 26, 28, 31). The Birth of Jesus the Messiah (Matthew 1:18'25). Jesus's Miracles (Luke 8:26'56). The Arrest, Trial and Death of Jesus (Mark 14:43'50, 53'65; 15:1'41). The Resurrection of Jesus (Mark 16:1'8). The Coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1'21). Persecution of the Apostles (Acts 5:27'35, 38'42). The Call/Conversion of the Apostle Paul (Acts 9:1'19). Institution. The Twelve Apostles and Their Mission (Matthew 10:1'15) . Peter as the Rock (Matthew 16:13'20). Early and Late Pauline Teaching on Church Leadership (Romans 16:1'7; 1 Timothy 3:1'13). The Eucharist (Matthew 26:17'19, 26'29; John 6:35'51). Baptism (Matthew 28:16'20; Romans 6:1'11). Two Views on Women in the Church (Luke 10:38'42; 1 Corinthians 11:2'16; Galatians 3:27'28; 1 Timothy 2:8'15). Teaching. Creation and Revolt (Genesis 1:26'2:9; 2:15'3:24). The Oneness of God (Deuteronomy 6:4'9). The Parables of Jesus (Mark 4:2'34; Luke 10:29'37). The Word Became Human ((John 1:1'18)). Attack on Gnosis (1 John 4:1'6). Results of Justification (Romans 5:1'11). The End of Time (Matthew 25:31'46; Revelation 20:1'21:4). Ethics. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1'19). The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5'7). Love (1 Corinthians 13:1'13). Ethics in the Christian Household (Ephesians 5:21'6:9). Relations . Christians and Gentile Life (Romans 1:18'32; 1 Corinthians 8; Acts 17:22'28). Two Views on Gentile Converts in the Church (Acts 15:1'21; Galatians 2:1'10). Paul on Judaism (Romans 2:17'3:4). Two Views on the Roman Government (Romans 13:1'10; Revelation 17:1'8; 18:1'5). Additional Bible Readings. Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion. Suggestions for Further Reading. 3. ANCIENT CHRISTIANITY (100'500 C.E.). Introduction. Terminology for This Period. Historical Sketch. Literary Genres of the Primary Sources. Events . The Martyrdom of Peter and Paul Recollected (Clement, First Epistle to the Corinthians 5). Roman Investigation of Christians (Pliny, Letters 10.96, 97). Martyrdom of a Young Christian Woman (Passion of Perpetua and Felicity, Preface, 1.1'2, 2.2, 6.1'4). The Great Persecutions (Lactantius, The Deaths of the Persecutors 11'13). The Victory and Conversion of Constantine (Eusebius, Life of Constantine). The Edict of Toleration (Lactantius, The Death of the Persecutors 48). Theodosius's Prohibition of Worship of the Roman Gods (Theodosian Code 16:10, 12). Institution. Papal Primacy Derived from Petrine Primacy (Pope Leo I, Sermons 4.2'4). The Scripture Canon in Formation (Irenaeus, Against Heresies 1.27.2; Muratorian Canon). Offices of the Church in the Second Century (Polycarp, Letter to the Philippians 4.2'6.3). The Deaconess (Teaching of the Apostles 3.15'17). An Ancient Christian Service (Justin, Apology 65'66). Baptism in the Second and Third Centuries (The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles [Didache] 7; Hippolytus, Apostolic Tradition 3.21.1'3.22.6). The Eucharist (Hippolytus, Apostolic Tradition 43). A Pilgrim Nun Worships in Eastern-Rite Jerusalem (Egeria and Her Travels, 24'25). The Beginnings of Monasticism (Athanasius, Life of Saint Anthony 2, 5, 9, 14, 47). Teaching. The Rule of Faith (Tertullian, Prescription Against Heretics 13). Two Views on True Christianity, Gnostic and Orthodox (Gospel of Truth 34'43; Irenaeus, Against Heresies Preface 1.1'2, 7.1'5) . Women and Gnosticism (Gospel of Mary 7:8'18). The Threefold Interpretation of Scripture Illustrated (Origen, Homily on Luke 2). The
Overview
1. THE STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY THROUGH PRIMARY SOURCES. The Study of Christianity. Strengths and Weaknesses of Reading Primary Sources. The Nature and Variety of the Readings. Primary Sources of Christianity and the Internet . The Plan of This Book. Suggestions for Reading Profitably. Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion . Suggestions for Further Reading. 2. BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS. Introduction. Terminology for the Bible. Historical Sketch. Literary Genres of the Bible. Use of the Bible. Events. The Call of Abraham (Genesis 12:1'7). Deliverance from Egypt (Exodus 14:5'8, 10'11, 13'14, 26, 28, 31). The Birth of Jesus the Messiah (Matthew 1:18'25). Jesus's Miracles (Luke 8:26'56). The Arrest, Trial and Death of Jesus (Mark 14:43'50, 53'65; 15:1'41). The Resurrection of Jesus (Mark 16:1'8). The Coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1'21). Persecution of the Apostles (Acts 5:27'35, 38'42). The Call/Conversion of the Apostle Paul (Acts 9:1'19). Institution. The Twelve Apostles and Their Mission (Matthew 10:1'15) . Peter as the Rock (Matthew 16:13'20). Early and Late Pauline Teaching on Church Leadership (Romans 16:1'7; 1 Timothy 3:1'13). The Eucharist (Matthew 26:17'19, 26'29; John 6:35'51). Baptism (Matthew 28:16'20; Romans 6:1'11). Two Views on Women in the Church (Luke 10:38'42; 1 Corinthians 11:2'16; Galatians 3:27'28; 1 Timothy 2:8'15). Teaching. Creation and Revolt (Genesis 1:26'2:9; 2:15'3:24). The Oneness of God (Deuteronomy 6:4'9). The Parables of Jesus (Mark 4:2'34; Luke 10:29'37). The Word Became Human ((John 1:1'18)). Attack on Gnosis (1 John 4:1'6). Results of Justification (Romans 5:1'11). The End of Time (Matthew 25:31'46; Revelation 20:1'21:4). Ethics. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1'19). The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5'7). Love (1 Corinthians 13:1'13). Ethics in the Christian Household (Ephesians 5:21'6:9). Relations . Christians and Gentile Life (Romans 1:18'32; 1 Corinthians 8; Acts 17:22'28). Two Views on Gentile Converts in the Church (Acts 15:1'21; Galatians 2:1'10). Paul on Judaism (Romans 2:17'3:4). Two Views on the Roman Government (Romans 13:1'10; Revelation 17:1'8; 18:1'5). Additional Bible Readings. Glossary. Questions for Study and Discussion. Suggestions for Further Reading. 3. ANCIENT CHRISTIANITY (100'500 C.E.). Introduction. Terminology for This Period. Historical Sketch. Literary Genres of the Primary Sources. Events . The Martyrdom of Peter and Paul Recollected (Clement, First Epistle to the Corinthians 5). Roman Investigation of Christians (Pliny, Letters 10.96, 97). Martyrdom of a Young Christian Woman (Passion of Perpetua and Felicity, Preface, 1.1'2, 2.2, 6.1'4). The Great Persecutions (Lactantius, The Deaths of the Persecutors 11'13). The Victory and Conversion of Constantine (Eusebius, Life of Constantine). The Edict of Toleration (Lactantius, The Death of the Persecutors 48). Theodosius's Prohibition of Worship of the Roman Gods (Theodosian Code 16:10, 12). Institution. Papal Primacy Derived from Petrine Primacy (Pope Leo I, Sermons 4.2'4). The Scripture Canon in Formation (Irenaeus, Against Heresies 1.27.2; Muratorian Canon). Offices of the Church in the Second Century (Polycarp, Letter to the Philippians 4.2'6.3). The Deaconess (Teaching of the Apostles 3.15'17). An Ancient Christian Service (Justin, Apology 65'66). Baptism in the Second and Third Centuries (The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles [Didache] 7; Hippolytus, Apostolic Tradition 3.21.1'3.22.6). The Eucharist (Hippolytus, Apostolic Tradition 43). A Pilgrim Nun Worships in Eastern-Rite Jerusalem (Egeria and Her Travels, 24'25). The Beginnings of Monasticism (Athanasius, Life of Saint Anthony 2, 5, 9, 14, 47). Teaching. The Rule of Faith (Tertullian, Prescription Against Heretics 13). Two Views on True Christianity, Gnostic and Orthodox (Gospel of Truth 34'43; Irenaeus, Against Heresies Preface 1.1'2, 7.1'5) . Women and Gnosticism (Gospel of Mary 7:8'18). The Threefold Interpretation of Scripture Illustrated (Origen, Homily on Luke 2). The

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