A Short History of Christianity Second Edition, Revised, With Additions
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A Short History of Christianity Second Edition, Revised, With Additions

By J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson
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Table of Contents
  • CONTENTS
  • CORRIGENDA
  • PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
  • PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
  • PART I
  • PRIMITIVE CHRISTIANITY
  • Chapter I
  • THE BEGINNINGS
    • § 1. Documentary Clues
    • § 2. The Earliest Christian Sects
    • § 3. Personality of the Nominal Founder
    • § 4. Myth of the Twelve Apostles
    • § 5. Primary Forms of the Cult
    • § 6. Rise of Gentile Christism
    • § 7. Growth of the Christ Myth
  • Chapter II
  • THE ENVIRONMENT
    • § 1. Social and Mental Conditions in the Roman Empire
    • § 2. Jewish Orthodoxy
    • § 3. Jewish Sects: the Essenes
    • § 4. Gentile Cults
    • § 5. Ethics: Popular and Philosophic
  • Chapter III
  • CONDITIONS OF SURVIVAL
    • § 1. Popular Appeal
    • § 2. Economic Causation
    • § 3. Organization and Sacred Books
    • § 4. Concession and Fixation
    • § 5. Cosmic Philosophy
  • PART II
  • CHRISTIANITY FROM THE SECOND CENTURY TO THE RISE OF ISLAM
  • Chapter I
  • DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UNESTABLISHED CHURCH
    • § 1. Numbers and Inner Life
    • § 2. Growth of the Priesthood
    • § 3. The Gnostic Movement in the Second Century
    • § 4. Marcionism and Montanism
    • § 5. Rites and Ceremonies
    • § 6. Strifes over Primary Dogma
  • Chapter II
  • RELATIONS OF CHURCH AND STATE
    • § 1. Persecutions
    • § 2. Establishment and Creed-Making
    • § 3. Reaction under Julian
    • § 4. Re-establishment: Disestablishment of Paganism
  • Chapter III
  • FAILURE WITH SURVIVAL
    • § 1. The Overthrow of Arianism
    • § 2. The Cost of Orthodoxy
    • § 3. Moral and Intellectual Stagnation
    • § 4. The Social Failure
  • PART III
  • MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANITY
  • Chapter I
  • EXPANSION AND ORGANIZATION
    • § 1. Position in the Seventh Century
    • § 2. Methods of Expansion
    • § 3. Growth of the Papacy
  • Chapter II
  • RELIGIOUS EVOLUTION AND STRIFE
    • § 1. Growth of Idolatry and Polytheism
    • § 2. Doctrines of the Eucharist, Purgatory, and Confession
    • § 3. Rationalistic Heresies
    • § 4. Anti-clerical Heresies
  • Chapter III
  • THE SOCIAL LIFE AND STRUCTURE
    • § 1. The Clergy, Regular and Secular
    • § 2. The Higher Theology and its Effects
    • § 3. Christianity and Feudalism
    • § 4. Influence of the Crusades
  • Chapter IV
  • THE INTELLECTUAL LIFE
    • § 1. Superstition and Intolerance
    • § 2. The Inquisition
    • § 3. Classic Survivals and Saracen Contacts
    • § 4. Religion and Art
  • Chapter V
  • BYZANTINE CHRISTIANITY
  • PART IV
  • MODERN CHRISTIANITY
  • Chapter I
  • THE REFORMATION
    • § 1. Moral and Intellectual Forces
    • § 2. Political and Economic Forces
    • § 3. Social and Political Results
    • § 4. Intellectual Results
  • Chapter II
  • PROGRESS OF ANTI-CHRISTIAN THOUGHT
    • § 1. The Physical Sciences
    • § 2. Philosophy, Cosmic and Moral
    • § 3. Biblical and Historical Criticism
  • Chapter III
  • POPULAR ACCEPTANCE
    • § 1. Catholic Christianity
    • § 2. Protestant Christianity
    • § 3. Greek Christianity
  • Chapter IV
  • THE RELATION TO PROGRESS
    • § 1. Moral Influence
    • § 2. Intellectual Influence
    • § 3. Conclusion and Prognosis
  • SYNOPSIS OF LITERATURE
    • Part I—PRIMITIVE CHRISTIANITY
      • Chapter I—The Beginnings
      • Chapter II—The Environment
      • Chapter III—Conditions of Survival
    • Chapter I—The Beginnings
    • Chapter II—The Environment
    • Chapter III—Conditions of Survival
    • Part II—CHRISTIANITY FROM THE SECOND CENTURY TO THE RISE OF ISLAM
      • Chapter I—Scope and Character of the Unestablished Church
      • Chapter II—Relations of Church and State
    • Chapter I—Scope and Character of the Unestablished Church
    • Chapter II—Relations of Church and State
    • Part III—MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANITY
      • Chapter I—Expansion and Organization
      • Chapter II—Religious Evolution and Strife
      • Chapter III—The Social Life and Structure
      • Chapter IV—The Intellectual Life
      • Chapter V—Byzantine Christianity
    • Chapter I—Expansion and Organization
    • Chapter II—Religious Evolution and Strife
    • Chapter III—The Social Life and Structure
    • Chapter IV—The Intellectual Life
    • Chapter V—Byzantine Christianity
    • Part IV—MODERN CHRISTIANITY
      • Chapter I—The Reformation
      • Chapter II—Progress of Anti-Christian Thought
      • Chapter III—Popular Acceptance
    • Chapter I—The Reformation
    • Chapter II—Progress of Anti-Christian Thought
    • Chapter III—Popular Acceptance
  • INDEX
  • Colophon
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    • Revision History
    • External References
    • Corrections
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