Item description for The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great (Oxford History of the Christian Church) by Henry Chadwick...
The Church in Ancient Society provides a narrative history of the first six centuries of the Christian Church. Ancient Greek and Roman society had many gods and an addiction to astrology and divination. This introduction to the period traces the process by which Christianity changed this and so provided a foundation for the modern world: the teaching of Jesus created a lasting community, which grew to command the allegiance of the Roman emperor.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.44" Width: 6.58" Height: 1.75" Weight: 2.58 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2002
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0199246955 ISBN13 9780199246953
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More About Henry Chadwick
Henry Chadwick (1920-2008) enjoyed international renown as one of the leading church historians of the twentieth century. He held senior appointments at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, latterly as Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, Cambridge. Chadwick's scholarship was complemented by his active involvement in church life. Ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1944, he developed a deep commitment to church unity and took a leading role in the Anglican and Roman Catholic dialogues of the mid-1970s. Chadwick authored numerous books and articles throughout his career. At Oxford University Press he held series editorship of Oxford Early Christian Texts and Oxford Early Christian Studies, and co-edited the Oxford History of the Christian Church series with his brother, Professor Owen Chadwick. His acclaimed translation of Augustine's Confessions is available from Oxford World Classics.
Henry Chadwick lived in Cambridge. Henry Chadwick was born in 1920 and died in 2008.
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On doctrine and church order Oct 8, 2004
This is a excellent work, but it only focuses on the development of doctrine and church official structure (the story of their definition is summarised with concision, interpretation being reduced to a minimum, and with themes often split between different chapters).Because of that, the book is a heavy reading.