A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies by Henry Wace, is a valuable resource for anyone interested in early Christian history. His dictionary is a comprehensive compilation of over important Christian characters, challengers, and literature. The book also includes a profile of each of the major heresies and sects of Christianity though the ages and an analysis of the creeds and literature of the early church. Concise yet detailed, this dictionary is a natural choice for any book collection in need of a reliable review of Christian history. Early Christianity refers to the period when the religion spread in the Greco-Roman world and beyond, from its beginnings as a first century Jewish sect,  to the end of the imperial persecution of Christians after the ascension of Constantine the Great in C.E., to the First Council of Nicaea in It may be divided into two distinct phases: the apostolic period, when the first. The advent of the Early Middle Ages was a gradual and often localised process whereby, in the West, rural areas became power centres whilst urban areas declined. Although the greater number of Christians remained in the East, the developments in the West would set the stage for major developments in the Christian world during the later Middle Ages.
How did Christianity come to win official recognition from the state in A.D. ? Why then? Why not until then? Harnack outlines answers to these questions and analysis the causes and courses of this transition. A standard work on the early expansion of the church by one of the greatest students of early Christianity in the last years. EARLY CHRISTIAN HISTORY VERSUS CATHOLICISM. The secret events of true Christian history have been hidden from our eyes for centuries! Today, many have been led to believe that church history is synonymous with the record of the Roman Catholic Church. However, this is not true. Today there are so many cults in this world who identifies themselves as Christian, and/or believe in some parts of Christianity's Theology. These False churches (cults) use the Bible as their scriptural text, but it is misapplied. You should be aware of these organizations (churches), so I have compiled a listing for you to read,. Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church Cross, F. L. and E. A. Livingstone ; Christianity Book of Revelation. Letter to the Corinthians by Clement of Rome. First issue of Christianity Today. Papal encyclical Mater et Magistra issued. Second Vatican Council.
The first major division within Christendom came in , with the Great Schism between the Western Church and the Eastern Church. From that point forward, there were two large branches of Christianity, which came to be known as the Catholic Church (in the West) and the Orthodox Church . The Diversity of Early Christianity From the beginning, early Christians struggled to define for themselves the identity of Jesus and the meaning of his message. Harold W. Attridge. A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More Than Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers. Edited by David W. Bercot. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, p. Ref. BRD53 Dictionary of Early Christian Literature. Edited by . 10 The Complete Guide to Christian Denominations church could not have existed in Old Testament times. The church is thus called a “new man” in Ephesians The one universal church is represented by many local churches scattered throughout the world. For example, we read of a local church in Corinth (1 Corinthians ), and another in.