Christ the Vine

[1.1] The General Situation; [1.2] The Jewish Background; [1.3] Jesus and the Disciples;

[2.1] The Palestinian Christian Communities; [2.2] Paul and Gentile Christianity; [2.3] The Close of the Apostolic Age; [2.4] The Interpretation of Jesus

3. GENTILE CHURCH and ROMAN EMPIRE  [2 hrs.]

[3.1] Gentile Christianity of the Second Century; [3.2] Early Clerical Orders; [3.3] Relations of Christianity to the Roman Government; [3.4] The Apologists

4. THE GNOSTIC CRISIS  [2 hrs.]

[4.1] Gnosticism; [4.2] Marcion; [4.3] Montanism; [4.4] The Catholic Church; [4.5] The Growing Importance of Rome; [4.6] Irenæus

5. CARTHAGE and ALEXANDRIA  [3 hrs.]

[5.1] Tertullian and Cyprian; [5.2] The Triumph of the Logos Christology in the West; [5.3] The Alexandrian School (Clement and Origen); [5.4] Church And State from 180 To 260

6. LEADERSHIP and LITURGY  [2 hrs.]

[6.1] The Hierarchical Development Of The Church; [6.2] Public Worship And Sacred Seasons; [6.3] Baptism;  [6.4] The Eucharist; [6.5] Forgiveness Of Sins; [6.6] Sinners in the Church

7. PERSECUTION and TRANSFORMATION [1 hr.]

[7.1] Rest And Growth, 260-303; [7.2] Rival Religious Forces; [7.3] The Final Struggle; [7.4] The Changed Situation

8. THE ARIAN EMPIRE  [2 hrs.]

[8.1] The Arian Controversy To The Death Of Constantine; [8.2] Controversy Under Constantine's Sons; [8.3] The Later Nicene Struggle;

9. THE ORTHODOX EMPIRE [1 hr.]

[9.1] Arian Missions and the Germanic Invasions; [9.2] The Growth of the Papacy; [9.3] Ambrose And Chrysostom.

10. CHRISTIAN MONASTICISM  [2 hrs.]

[10.1] The Ascetic Movement; [10.2] Egyptian, Byzantine, and Palestinian Monasticism; [10.3] Evagrius, Cassian, and Benedict.

11. CHRISTOLOGY and DIVISIONS  [2 hrs.]

[11.1] The Christological Controversies; [11.2] The East Divided; [11.3] Catastrophes And Further Controversies In The East.

12. WORSHIP and PIETY  [1 hr.]

[12.1] Developing Hierarchies; [12.2] Public Worship And Sacred Seasons; [12.3] Developing Eucharistic Liturgy; [12.4] The Liturgy of the Hours; [12.5] Popular Christian Piety

13. WESTERN THEOLOGY and ISOLATION  [2 hrs.]

[13.1] Some Western Characteristics; [13.2] Jerome; [13.3] Augustine; [13.4] The Pelagian Controversy; [13.5] Semi-Pelagianism; [13.6] Gregory the Great

14. BYZANTIUM and the RISE of ISLAM  [2 hrs.]

[14.1] Justinian [14.2]; The Lombards; [14.3] The Rise of Islam; [14.4]The Constitutional Development of the Church;

15. MONASTIC MISSION and the TRANSMISSION of LEARNING  [2 hrs.]

[15.1] Missions in the British Islands; [15.2] Continental Missions and Papal Growth; [15.3] The Transmission of Learning

16. THE CAROLINGIAN EMPIRE  [2 hrs.]

[16.1] The Franks and The Papacy; [16.2.] Charlemagne; [16.3] Ecclesiastical Institutions; [16.4.] Collapsing Empire and Rising Papacy

 

 


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