SCM Core Text: Modern Church History Paperback

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SCM Core Text: Modern Church History

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Provides an introduction to global Christianity from 1700 to the mid 20th C. This book aims to help students understand the processes, movements and individuals who have contributed to making the contemporary Christian landscape the shape it is in the 21st century. It also summarizes the developments within the Christian Church in the UK.

1 Introduction
About this book
Key themes in modern church history
Global Christianity in 1648

Part 1 (1648-1789)

Timeline: World Events, 1648-1789

2 European Protestantism after 1648
The aftermath of war
The state of the churches
Reaction against confessionalization (i): Pietism
Reaction against confessionalization (ii): Deism and the Enlightenment

3 Roman Catholicism
The eighteenth-century papacy
The Church in the Baroque era
Church and state in the pre-revolutionary period
Hierarchy and clergy
Catholic devotion
Catholic mission

4 The ‘Babylonian Captivity’ of the Eastern Churches
East and West
Christianity under Ottoman rule

5 The Churches in Britain, Ireland, and North America, 1688-1789
Timeline: Events in Britain, Ireland, and North America, 1689-1789
England and Wales
Christianity in the New World

6 The Rise of Evangelicalism
What was Evangelicalism?
The rise of Evangelicalism
Evangelicalism and the churches
The ‘Great Awakening’: early North American Evangelicalism

Part 2 1789-1914

Timeline: World Events, 1789-1914

7 Orthodoxy
Ottoman domination and its legacy

8 Rome, Revolution, and Reaction
Popular piety

9 European Protestantism during the Nineteenth Century
The challenges of modern thought
Biblical criticism
Church and state
Renewal movements

10 The Churches in Nineteenth-Century Britain (I): Church and State in England and Wales
Timeline: Events in Britain and Ireland, 1789-1914
Roman Catholicism
From Dissenters to Nonconfirmists to Free Churchmen

11 The Churches in Nineteenth-Century Britain (II): Growth and Division
The 1851 Religious Consensus
The effectiveness of outreach
The changing roles of women
The growth of non-Anglican Christianity in Ireland
Division and pluralism in Scotland

12 Christianity in the United States
The development of religious pluralism
The churches and the black community
Adapting to the American context
Theological developments
American religious creations

13 Western Christian Social Thought to 1914
Roman Catholic social teaching
German and Scandinavian Protestantism responds to social need
British Christian social thought
The ‘Social Gospel’ in North America

14 Nineteenth-Century Expansion Outside Europe
Where did Christianity expand?
The main types of agency
The missionaries
Missionary strategy
Missions and colonization
The emergence of indigenous churches
Edinburgh 1910

Part 3 1914 to the Present

Timeline: 1914-2007

15 The Impact of Two World Wars
World War I and the churches
The rise of Neo-Orthodoxy
Christians, Jews, and Nazis in in inter-war Europe
World War II, the Holocaust, and the churches

16 The Eastern Churches from 1917
Communism and its impact
East and West
The churches in the Middle East

17 Christianity in the West - Change or Decline?
Defining our terms
The state of the churches
Theological developments

18 Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Movement
Pentecostal development
The global spread of Pentecostalism
The Charismatic Movement

19 The Ecumenical movement
Global ecumenical organizations
The World Council of Churches
Changing conceptions of ecumenism and its goals
Other approaches to ecumenism

20 Twentieth-Century Roman Catholicism
Papacy, church, and state
Social and ethical thought before Vatican II
Vatican II
The Church since Vatican II

21 The British Churches
Timeline: Events in Britain, 1914-2007
The churches and society
Industrial developments
New traditions
Changes in worship

22 Global Christianity
The shift in the centre of Christian gravity away from the post-Christian West
The churches and national identity
The growth of regional theologies
From missions to mission

23 Conclusion

Suggested Further Reading
Index of Names and Subjects

SCM Core Text: Modern Church History by Timothy Grass was published by SCM in March 2008 and is our 35791st best seller. The ISBN for SCM Core Text: Modern Church History is 9780334040620.

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Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherSCM (March 2008)
Number of Pages400
Thickness33 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1003011
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