History of the Christian Church: Third Period: Nicene and post-Nicene Christianity: From Constantine the Great to Gregory the Great A.D. 311-600

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T.&T. Clark, 1884 - 538 pages
This third volume covers the eventful period of Christian emperors, patriarchs, and oecumenical councils, from Constantine the Great to Gregory the Great. It completes the history of Ancient Christianity, which is the common inheritance of Greek, Latin, and Evangelical Christendom. It will be followed at no distant time by the History of Mediaeval Christianity to the Reformation. -The Author, New York, January, 1884
 

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Contents

Julians Attack upon Christianity
75
Sources and Literature
90
13 The New Position of the Church in the Empire
91
Rights and Privileges of the Church Secular Advantages
95
The Church Year v 386
96
Support of the Clergy
100
Episcopal Jurisdiction and Intercession
102
17 Legal Sanction of Sunday The Civil Sabbath
105
18 Influence of Christianity on Civil Legislation The Justinian Code
107
19 Elevation of Woman and the Family
113
CHURCH FATHERS AND THEOLOGICAL LITERATURE
118
Social Reforms The StateChurch and Slavery Care of the Poor and Unfortunate
121
21 Abolition of Gladiatorial Shows
122
Evils of the Union of Church and State Secularization of the Church
125
Worldliness and Extravagance
127
Byzantine CourtChristianity
128
25 Intrusion of Politics into Religion 181
131
The EmperorPapacy and the Hierarchy
133
Restriction of Religious Freedom and Persecution of Heretics
138
Sources and Literature
147
Origin of Christian Monasticism Comparison with other Forms of Asceticism
148
Development of Monasticism
156
Nature and Aim of Monasticism
158
Monasticism and the Bible
160
Lights and Shades of Monastic Life
163
Eusebius of Cossarea 871
167
Position of Monks in the Church
173
84 Influence and Effect of Monasticism
174
85 Paul of Thebes and St Anthony
179
86 Spread of Anchoritism Hilarion
188
Symeon and the PillarSaints
191
Pachomius and the Cloister Life
195
Fanatical and Heretical Monastic Societies in the East
199
Monasticism in the West Athanasius Ambrose Augustine Martin of Tours
200
St Jerome as Monk
205
St Paula
214
The Rule of St Benedict
220
Opposition to MonasticUm Jovinian
226

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