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Historia Del Cristianismo (Historia del Cristianismo - History Of Christianity) (Spanish Edition) by Justo L. Gonzalez
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Studio: Editorial Unilit
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Editorial Unilit
ISBN 1560634774 ISBN13 9781560634775
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More About Justo Gonzalez
Justo L. González, a retired member of the Río Grande Conference of the United Methodist Church, went to college and seminary in Cuba before receiving postgraduate degrees from Yale University. He taught at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and Candler School of Theology in Atlanta. He played a key part in the founding of the Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana and of the Hispanic Summer Program. He was also the first executive director of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. Justo has published more than one hundred books, as well as hundreds of articles, and edited the journal Apuntes for twenty years.
Justo L. Gonzalez currently resides in Decatur, in the state of Georgia.
Justo L. Gonzalez has published or released items in the following series...
Abingdon Essential Guides
Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible
Good News for the Millennium
Historia del Cristianismo - History Of Christianity
Reviews - What do customers think about Historia Del Cristianismo (Historia del Cristianismo - History Of Christianity) (Spanish Edition)?
I give it three stars, and defer to more-knowledgeable reviewers to say whether it deserves more Apr 4, 2010
First a note on the Spanish in this book: When I read the reviews of the English version, I saw that some considered that book "readable" to the point of being a bit dumbed-down. In contrast, the Spanish version is quite well written. It will send high school Spanish students to the dictionary every few pages, but it may be just the sort of exercise they're looking for.
*** About the book itself: This book appears to be identical to its English translation, The Story of Christianity, Volume 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation (Story of Christianity),up to Chapter 25, judging by the latter's Table of Contents, as viewable on this site. Afterward, the contents of the two books diverge. I'll give the chapter headings at the end of this review.
I agree with the gist of the reviews of The Story of Christianity, Volume 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation (Story of Christianity). That is, that this is an excellent book for the novice, which I still consider myself, frankly. One of the things I like best about it is that it doesn't sidestep tough questions, such as how the early Christians struggled to reconcile the God of the Old Testament with the Jesus of the New. Similarly, it doesn't commit the usual whitewash of the defects and excesses of the authors of the Reformation.
For such reasons, it's valuable to me in my missionary work in Chiapas, Mexico, where so little is known about Church history that even university professors assume that the goals of the Reformation were the same as those of Mexico's Reforma. As an added benefit, I've gotten a lot of laughs from my chess-addict friends here by showing them that one of the sins to which John Huss confessed before heading off to his death at the Council of Constanza was that he enjoyed playing chess too much!
Here are the chapter headings after #25:
PARTE III: La era de las tinieblas 26. Bajo el régimen de los bárbaros
27. El monaquismo benedictino 28. El papado 29. La iglesia oriental 30. Las iglesias disidentes 31. Las conquistas árabes
32. Bajo el régimen de los carolingios
33. La iglesia de Oriente después de las conquistas árabes
34. Antes del alba, la noche oscura
PARTE IV: Era de los altos ideales 35. La reforma monástica
36. La reforma papal 37. El conflicto entre el Pontificado y el Imperio 38. Las cruzadas 39. La reconquista española
40. Las órdenes mendicantes
41. La actividad teológica
42. Testimonios de piedra 43. La cumbre del papado
PARTE V: La era de los sueños frustrados
44 Las nuevas condiciones 45. El papado bajo la sombra de Francia 46. El Gran Cisme de Occidente 47. La reforma conciliar 48. Juan Wyclif 49. Juan Huss 50. Los movimientos populares 51. La alternativa mística
52. La teología académica
53. El Renacimiento y el humanismo 54. Jerónimo Savanarola
55. El fin del Imperio Bizantino