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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As someone who is interested in the Bible and its history, I was most interested in the earlier sections, the first non-Biblical writings to mention Christ and Christianity. Please try again later. Quotes from Documents of the This fully revised edition of Bettenson’s widely acclaimed volume traces Christian history through the periods of the Fathers, the Church in the Roman Empire, the Creeds, Scholasticism, the Reformation, the Churches in Great Britain, and Roman Catholic pronouncements up to the eve of the Second Vatican Council.

Various writings of early church fathers to support their theological viewpoints. Oxford University Press Amazon. Essential reading for thinking Christians. 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.

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Account Options Sign in. Human Nature, Sin, and Grace 7. You can read descriptions of Christians being persecuted; ancient debates that still rage; teh issues are deep and still unresolved; others are more like “How many angels can fit on the head of a pin? Review quote [An] invaluable Christian reference book Church Times show more. The Deistic Controversy of the Eighteenth Century.


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I agree with other reviewers that this is an indispensable volume for ths studying the history of Christianity. While retaining the original material selected by Henry Bettenson, Chris Maunder has added a substantial section of more recent writings.

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Although although almost all these primary sources are freely available online now, a collection like this is still useful in providing a thematic selection christina the most cburch documents, and also for the excellent introductory paragraphs before every document.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Review quote This is a new and improved version of a popular and accessible old classic Feb 12, Wyatt Houtz rated it it was amazing. Although confined to the Western church and with a strong emphasis on the Anglican church, this chronological arrangement of important documents is an excellent introduction to Christianity.

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This further expanded fourth edition brings the anthology up-to-date with a new section looking at issues facing the twenty-first century churches. Now they are helpfully enriched with sources which might have astonished Bettenson, but which testify to the extraordinary variety of the communities which call themselves Christian. Description This selection of writings socuments 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.

Cultures of Devotion Frank Graziano. The twentieth century section was by necessity more selective and unfortunately seemed more influenced by Maunder’s own convictions than the earlier section A useful collection of primary source documents for the study of church history.


Documents of the Od Church furnishes the reader with key documents from the history of the church. The documents in this collection are essential first-hand accounts, and thus essential reading for anyone interested in the early formation of the Christian Church.

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This includes extracts exploring the churches’ responses to questions of social justice, international politics, trade and debt, environmental change, and technological development. Thanks cgurch telling us about the problem. The emphasis on moral debate documejts the contemporary churches is reflected in selections discussing questions about homosexuality, divorce, AIDS, and in-vitro fertilization, amongst other issues. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Reading just a little bit at a time eventually adds up! He also adds commentary, but wisely he uses that to give the reader settings to the documents. Rob Duford rated it really liked it Mar 12, The now-accepted doctrines represent the beliefs of the winners in those debates. Addition of Section 18 addressing issues facing the twenty-first century churches.

Sexuality and Procreation Spirituality in the Flesh Robert C. This includes extracts exploring the churches’ responses to questions of social justice, international politics, trade and debt, environmental change, and technological development.

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