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HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

 

 

BY

   

George Park Fisher, D.D,, LLD.

1891

 

 

 

CONTENTS.

 

 

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION.

Scope and Divisions of Church History

 

THE ANCIENT ERA.

 

PERIOD I.

THE APOSTOLIC AGE (1-100).

 

CHAPTER I.

The State of the World: The Gentile and the Jew

 

CHAPTER II.

The Founding of the Church

 

CHAPTER III.

Christian Life : Christian Worship: Christian Teaching

 

PERIOD II.

FROM THE APOSTOLIC AGE TO CONSTANTINE (100-313).

PROGRESS OF CHRISTIANITY IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE.

 

CHAPTER I.

The Spread of the Gospel: Roman Persecutions

 

CHAPTER II.

Government and Discipline in the Church

 

CHAPTER III.

Christian Life and Worship

 

CHAPTER IV.

Christian Literature and Doctrine

 

PERIOD III.

FROM CONSTANTINE TO GREGORY I. (313-590).

THE SUPREMACY OF THE CHURCH IN THE ROMAN WORLD.

 

CHAPTER I.

Spread op the Christian Faith

 

CHAPTER II.

Changes of Organization: Advancement of the Roman See

 

CHAPTER III.

Christian Life and Worship

 

CHAPTER IV.

History of Doctrine

 

PERIOD IV.

PROM GREGORY I. TO CHARLEMAGNE (590-800).

THE FOUNDING OF THE CHURCH AMONG THE GERMANIC NATIONS.

 

CHAPTER I.

The Spread of Christianity: The Rise and Progress of Mohammedanism

 

CHAPTER II.

Christian Life: Christian Worship: Christian Theology

 

THE MEDI∆VAL ERA.

 

PERIOD V.

FROM CHARLEMAGNE TO POPE GREGORY VII. (800-1073).

THE GROWTH OP THE PAPACY.

 

CHAPTER I.

The Spread of Christianity

 

CHAPTER II.

The Polity of the Church, and the Relations of the Church to the Civil Authority

 

CHAPTER III.

Christian Life and Worship: Christian Doctrine

 

PERIOD VI.

FROM GREGORY VII. TO BONIFACE VIII. (1073-1294).

THE FULL SWAY OF THE PAPACY IN WESTERN EUROPE.

 

CHAPTER I.

The Polity and the Secular Relations of the Church, from the Accession of Hildebrand to the Concordat of Worms (1073-1123)

 

CHAPTER II.

The Polity and Secular Relations of the Church, from the Concordat of Worms to the Death of Innocent III. (1122-1216)

 

CHAPTER III.

The Polity and the Political Relations of the Church, from the Death of Innocent III. to the Accession of Boniface VIII. (1216-1394)

 

CHAPTER IV.

Monasticism in this Period

 

CHAPTER V.

The History of Doctrine,

 

CHAPTER VI.

Some Aspects of Religion and Worship in the Middle Ages

 

PERIOD VII.

FROM BONIFACE VIII. TO THE POSTING OF LUTHERíS

THESES (1294-1517).

 

THE DECLINE OF THE PAPACY AND MOVEMENTS TOWARD REFORM.

 

CHAPTER I.

The Church and the Papacy, from Boniface VIII. to the Council of Pisa (1394-1409)

 

CHAPTER II.

The Reforming Councils: The Church and the Papacy to the Accession op Pius II. (1409-1458)

 

CHAPTER III.

The Church and the Papacy in the Last Half of the Fifteenth Century

 

CHAPTER IV.

The Reformers before the Reformation: The Revival of Learning

 

THE MODERN ERA.

 

PERIOD VIII.

FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE REFORMATION TO THE

PEACE OF WESTPHALIA (1517-1648).

 

THE RISE AND PROGRESS OP PROTESTANTISM: THE CONFLICT OF RELIGIOUS PARTIES.

 

CHAPTER I.

The Reformation in Germany, from the Posting of Lutherís Theses to the Diet of Augsburg (1517-1530)

 

CHAPTER II.

The Reformation in Switzerland: in Scandinavian and Slavonian Countries, and in Hungary: The Reformation in Germany until the Peace of Augsburg (1555)

 

CHAPTER III.

John Calvin and the Genevan Reformation

 

CHAPTER IV.

The Reformation in France

 

CHAPTER V.

The Reformation in the Netherlands

 

CHAPTER VI.

The Reformation in England and Scotland

 

CHAPTER VII.

The Reformation in Italy and Spain: The Catholic Counter-Reformation

 

CHAPTER VIII.

Christianity in England in the Reign of James I. and Charles I.: The Thirty Yearsí War: The Papacy: The Eastern Church

 

CHAPTER IX.

Polity and Worship in Protestant Churches

 

CHAPTER X.

The History of Doctrine

 

CHAPTER XI.

Christian Missions

 

CHAPTER XII.

Protestant Settlements and Communities in America

 

PERIOD IX.

FROM THE PEACE OP WESTPHALIA TO THE PRESENT TIME (1648-1887).

 

CHANGES AND CONFLICTS CONSEQUENT ON A NEW ERA IN CULTURE AND SCIENCE: SOCIAL REFORM; A NEW STAGE OF MISSIONARY CONQUEST.

 

CHAPTER I.

Ecclesiastical Events in the Last Half of the Seventeenth Century

 

CHAPTER II.

Ecclesiastical Events on the Continent of Europe in the Eighteenth Century, Prior to the French Revolution

 

CHAPTER III.

Religion in England and Revivals in America in the Eighteenth Century

 

CHAPTER IV.

The Roman Catholic Church in the Period of the French Revolution to the Fall of Napoleon

 

CHAPTER V.

The Papacy since the Fall of Napoleon I.: Christianity in the European Countries

 

CHAPTER VI.

Historical Sketch op Religious Denominations in the United States

 

CHAPTER VII.

Christian Missions

 

CHAPTER VIII.

History of Doctrine

 

CHAPTER IX.

Christian Piety and Christian Philanthropy

 

APPENDIX.

  

List of General Councils