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History of the Christian Church, Volume III : Nicene and Post-Nicene Christianity. A. D. 311-600

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Title: History of the Christian Church, Volume III : Nicene and Post-Nicene Christianity. A. D. 311-600  
Author: Schaff, Philip
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Preface: This third volume covers the eventful period of Christian emperors, patriarchs, and ecumenical Councils, from Constantine the Great to Gregory the Great. It completes the History of Ancient Christianity, which is the common inheritance of Greek, Latin, and Evangelical Christendom. The first edition was published in 1867, and has not undergone any important changes. But in the revision of 1884 the more recent literature was added in an Appendix. In this edition the Appendix has been revised and enriched with the latest literature. A few changes have also been made in the text to conform it to the present state of research (e.g., pp. 29 ...

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Table of Contents About This Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. ii Title Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 1 Preface to the Third Revision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 2 Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 3 Sources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 4 Later Literature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 5 Introduction and General View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 6 p. 9 Downfall of Heathenism and Victory of Christianity in the Roman Empire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Constantine The Great. a.d. 306-337. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 10 The Sons of Constantine. a.d. 337-361. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 25 Julian the Apostate, and the Reaction of Paganism. a.d. 361-363. . . . . p. 26 From Jovian to Theodosius. a.d. 363-392. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 37 Theodosius the Great and his Successors. a.d. 392-550. . . . . . . . . . p. 40 The Downfall of Heathenism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 42 p. 44 The Literary Triumph of Christianity over Greek and Roman Heathenism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heathen Polemics. New Objections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 44 Julian's Attack upon Christianity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 46 The Heathen Apologetic Literature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 49 Christian Apologists and Polemics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 50 Augustine's City of God. Salvianus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 52 p. 54 Alliance of Church and State and Its Influence on Public Morals and Religion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The New Position of the Church in the Empire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 55 Rights and Privileges of the Church. Secular Advantages. . . . . . . . . p. 58 Support of the Clergy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 60 Episcopal Jurisdiction and Intercession. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 62 Legal Sanction of Sunday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 63 Influence of Christianity on Civil Legislation. The Justinian Code. . . . . p. 64 Elevation of Woman and the Family. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 67 Social Reforms. The Institution of Slavery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 69 Abolition of Gladiatorial Shows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 74 p. 75

 

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