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eBook Beginning at Jerusalem: Five Reflections on the History of the Church ePub

by Glenn W. Olsen

  • ISBN: 089870992X
  • Category: World
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Glenn W. Olsen
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ignatius Pr (March 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 236
  • ePub book: 1433 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1673 kb
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236 pages ; 21 cm. "The Church lives in the "in-between" times. This book is a sustained reflection on this fact, on the meaning of the Church's life in time.

236 pages ; 21 cm. It is at once a theology of history and the reflections of a practicing historian on Church history. Each chapter takes up a period of Church history and examines one or more of its central developments in relation to the present. Includes bibliographical references and index.

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The book consists in five reflections on the Church, followed by two appendices on prayer in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The first reflection is chapter 1, "Ancient Christianity and Us: The Once and Future Church. The central contrast between our times and the time of ancient Christianity is that we have lost God, and thereby we have lost a sense of who we are. The elimination of God from historical narratives ends with the substitute deity of "progress. It is not the case that there has been no progress as such.

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A highly regarded historian and professor presents a sustained reflection on the meaning of the Church's life in time. Divided into five parts, each section takes up a period of Church history and considers how the developments in church history relate to the Church today. From doctrines to customs, Olsen examines both the theological and historical impact of each new development.

Glenn Warren Olsen, American historian, educator. Beginning at Jerusalem: Five Reflections on the History of the Church. A highly regarded historian and professor presents a sustained reflection on the meaning of the Church's life in time.

Beginning with ancient Christianity, the author illustrates how both secularization and sacralization take . Appendices expand on The Catechism of the Catholic Church's teaching on the relation between prayer and history.

Beginning with ancient Christianity, the author illustrates how both secularization and sacralization take place in history and how it corresponds to our own age. Taking the reader from late ancient and early medieval Christianity, to the full bloom of medieval scholasticism and scholarship, to the dawn of the Renaissance and the aggressively anti-religious time of the "Enlightenment", Olsen considers all aspects of every ag.

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The history of toleration, specifically religious toleration, has commonly been written as beginning with Constantine and the triumph . This article considers recent bibliography on the theory and practice of toleration in the middle ages.

The history of toleration, specifically religious toleration, has commonly been written as beginning with Constantine and the triumph of Christianity in the ancient world. This essay argues that the practice of both tolerance and intolerance has no beginning, that both are consubstantial with the human condition. It departs from those narratives which have presented the history of toleration as a moral tale in which places such as tenth-century Andalusia or twelfth-century Sicily are praised as tolerant multicultural exceptions to a generally benighted society.

Glenn Olsen is a Professor of History at the University of Utah

Glenn Olsen is a Professor of History at the University of Utah. He is the author of Christian Marriage: A Historical Study (Wethersfield Institute, 2001) and Beginning at Jerusalem: Five Reflections on the History of the Church (Ignatius, 2004). The Death of Liberal Education: Its Implications for the University, Democracy and the American Polity.

A highly regarded historian and professor presents a sustained reflection on the meaning of the Church's life in time. Divided into five parts, each section takes up a period of Church history and considers how the developments in church history relate to the Church today. From doctrines to customs, Olsen examines both the theological and historical impact of each new development.

Beginning with ancient Christianity, the author illustrates how both secularization and sacralization take place in history and how it corresponds to our own age. Taking the reader from late ancient and early medieval Christianity, to the full bloom of medieval scholasticism and scholarship, to the dawn of the Renaissance and the aggressively anti-religious time of the "Enlightenment", Olsen considers all aspects of every age. The final section is a discussion of the Church in our own time, confronting such problems as modernization and the relation of the Church to culture. Appendices expand on The Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the relation between prayer and history.