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eBook The Councils of the Church: A Short History ePub

by Norman P. Tanner

  • ISBN: 0824519043
  • Category: World
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Norman P. Tanner
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Crossroad Publishing Company (May 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 144
  • ePub book: 1967 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1831 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 421

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He currently holds the position of Professor of Church History at the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, in the Vatican City, Rome.

Father Norman Tanner SJ, a Jesuit historian and English translator of the councils, provides more a. .I found that just this short book gave me a better basic understanding of the church councils than the average lay Catholic.

Father Norman Tanner SJ, a Jesuit historian and English translator of the councils, provides more a sketch here than a fully developed history. I prefer Christopher M. Bellitto's "The General Councils" on this same subject because it is better organized and more readable, but this little text is serviceable enough if you just want a taste of the topic without any particularly deep insights. One person found this helpful. I have recently reread this book due to appologetic conversations.

He currently holds the position of Professor of Church History at the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, in the Vatican City, Rome.

Oct 10, 2013 Zachary rated it liked it. Shelves: mediocre. He currently holds the position of Professor of Church History at the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, in the Vatican City, Rome.

Tanner covers the history o.Tanner covers the history of conciliar teaching, from the early and medieval councils to the Second Vatican Council, showing their abiding importance in the life of the church. ISBN13:9780824519049. Release Date:May 2001.

Everyone recognizes the importance of the popes in the history of the Church

Everyone recognizes the importance of the popes in the history of the Church. Too often, however, the enduring role of the general (ecumenical) councils of the Church has been overlooked. In this remarkably clear and compact introduction, Norman Tanner, a world-class authority on the councils, offers the results of years of intensive study and teaching of the ecumenical councils.

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Having passed AD 2000 it seems appropriate and necessary to have a new short history of the first two millennia .

The Councils of the Church: A Short History, Crossroad (New York, NY), 2001. Is the Church too Asian?: Reflections on the Ecumenical Councils, Dharmaram Publications (Bangalore, India), 2002. Tanner has visited and taught courses on church history and the councils around the world.

We are like Rottentomatoes or Metacritic for books. We also do book giveaways. About Norman P. Tanner. Published May 1, 2001 by The Crossroad Publishing Company. 144 pages Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality.

Tanner covers the history of conciliar teaching, from the early and medieval councils to the Second . Target/Movies, Music & Books/Books/All Book Genres/Religion‎. product description page. The Councils of the Church - by Norman P Tanner (Paperback).

Tanner covers the history of conciliar teaching, from the early and medieval councils to the Second Vatican Council, showing their abiding importance in the life of the church. Shipping & Returns.

The editor of the magisterial Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils provides the best overview of the councils available in English. Tanner covers the history of conciliar teaching, from the early and medieval councils to the Second Vatican Council, showing their abiding importance in the life of the church.

Comments

Jerdodov Jerdodov
This is book is an exceedingly slender paperback history of the Ecumenical Councils recognized by the Catholic Church. Father Norman Tanner SJ, a Jesuit historian and English translator of the councils, provides more a sketch here than a fully developed history. I prefer Christopher M. Bellitto's "The General Councils" on this same subject because it is better organized and more readable, but this little text is serviceable enough if you just want a taste of the topic without any particularly deep insights.
Iriar Iriar
This is an excellent introduction to the various church councils and all Christians, Catholics and non-Catholics alike should read this as essential reading to know more about the events that have shaped the faith to date. There is a very good biliography at the end for those who are interested in learning more but I do feel that perhaps a little more information could have been included as at 119 pages, this is truly a very short history of the councils and as such, lives up to the book's title. In any case, even a short history is better than not knowing anything about these great events in church history. Recommended reading.
Ramsey`s Ramsey`s
An excellent summary of the 21 Councils of the Catholic Church traditionally considered as ecumenical. Tanner effortlessly introduces the reader into the basic elements of each council without leaving him/her bereft of the historical context accompanying each one. Thus, the reader grasps the essence of each council in a balanced way without being burdened with too much detail for the scope of the book. Although writing from a clear Catholic standpoint, Tanner is not insensitive to non Catholic sensibilities and he does not hesitate to lay responsibility on the Catholic side whenever it is deserved. A fine introductory work useful to the educated person and scholar alike.
Ranterl Ranterl
The book is okay in terms of helping me to understand some of the origins of modern-day church doctrines and basic foundations of the Christian faith
Murn Murn
This is a tremendous little book. So good, in fact, that I'm willing to overlook the author's occasional use of exclamation points (a major prose no-no!).

I appreciated the author's irenic, even-handed approach and his highlighting various, oft-overlooked facts and historical ironies, such as the theological dominance of the East in the early centuries, and the fact that those who hold to Papal supremacy (Catholics) have arguably been more vibrant and successful in conciliar practice than those who hold to a predominantly conciliar model (our Eastern Orthodox brethren). There is a welcome absence of smug triumphalism in Tanner's approach.

This is an accessible and wise short introduction for those wanting to look into these particularly definitive moments in the early Church. It would be a wonderful entree into a broader examination of conciliar history, for those whose interest it piques.
Worla Worla
I first discovered this book when I was doing some research for a paper in my graduate Italian Renaissance class. This book was not a source that I was able to site much, but since I come from a Baptist background I was very unfamiliar with the Church Councils. This book does an excellent job of succinctly (only 119 pages) sumerizing 1700 years of conciliar history. For someone who was entirely unfamiliar with the subject this was essential.
What was invaluable for my research was the Bibliography! This was the jumping off point of my research and saved me many hours in the library.
This book however is not just for the non-catholic who is unfamilliar with the church councils. I found that just this short book gave me a better basic understanding of the church councils than the average lay Catholic.
I have recently reread this book due to appologetic conversations. Most christian faiths would be well suited to have an understanding of conciliar history since their faith either clings to, protests or denies the authority of the church councils.