A source book for ancient church history : from the Apostolic age to the close of the conciliar period / by Joseph Cullen Ayer ...

New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1913.
ISBN 0790542455

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Subjects Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 -- Sources.
Church history -- Primitive and early church.
Description xxi, 707 pages 21 cm
Copyright Date 1913.
Notes "General bibliographical note": pages xix-xxi.
Contents 40. The Monarchian controversies -- (A) Dynamistic Monarchianism -- (B) Modalistic Monarchianism -- 41. Later Montanism and the consequences of its exclusion from the church -- 42. The penitential discipline -- 43. The Catechetical school of Alexandria: Clement and Origen -- 44. Neo-Platonism -- Chapter III. The first general persecution and its consequences -- 45. The Decian-Valerian persecution -- 46. Effects of the persecution upon the inner life of the church -- Chapter IV. The period of peace for the church: A.D. 260 to A.D. 303 -- 47. The chiliastic controversy -- 48. Theology of the second half of the third century under the influence of Origen -- 49. The development of the Cultus -- 50. The Episcopate in the church -- 51. The unity of the church and the see of Rome -- 52. Controversy over Baptism by heretics -- 53. The beginnings of Monasticism -- 54. Manichaeanism -- Chapter V. The last great persecution -- 55. The reorganization of the empire by Diocletian -- 56. The Diocletian persecution -- 57. Rise of schisms in consequence of the Diocletian persecution -- Division two -- the church under the Christian empire: from 312 to circa 750 -- Period I -- the imperial state church of the undivided empire or until the death of Theodosius the great, 395 -- Chapter I. The church and empire under Constantine -- 58. The empire under Constantine and his sons -- 59. The favor shown the church by Constantine -- 60. The repression of heathenism under Constantine -- 61. The Donatist schism under Constantine -- 62. Constantine's endeavors to bring about the unity of the church by means of general synods: the councils of Arles and Nicaea -- Chapter II. The Arian controversy until the extinction of the dynasty of Constantine -- 63. The outbreak of the Arian controversy and the council of Nicaea A.D. 325 -- 64. The beginnings of the Eusebian reaction under Constantine -- 65. The victory of the Anti-Nicene party in the east -- 66. Collapse of the anti-Nicene middle part; the renewal of Arianism; the rise of the Homoousian party -- 67. The policy of the sons of Constantine toward heathenism and Donatism -- 68. Julian the apostate -- Chapter III. The triumph of the new-Nicene orthodoxy over heterodoxy and heathenism -- 69. The emperors from Jovian to Theodosius and their policy toward heathenism and Arianism -- 70. The dogmatic parties and their mutual relations -- 71. The emperor Theodosius and the triumph of the new Nicene orthodoxy at the council of Constantinople A.D. 381 -- Chapter IV. The empire and the imperial state church -- 72. The constitution of the state church -- (A) The ecumenical council -- (B) The hierarchical organization -- 73. Sole authority of the state church -- 74. The position of the state church in the social order of the empire -- 75. Social significance of the state church -- 76. Popular piety and the reception of heathenism in the church -- 77. The extension of monasticism throughout the empire -- 78. Celibacy of the clergy and the regulation of clerical marriage -- (A) Clerical marriage in the east -- (B) Clerical marriage in the west -- Period II. The church from the permanent division of the empire until the collapse of the western empire and the first schism between the east and the west, or until about A.D. 500 -- Chapter I. The church at the beginning of the permanent separation of the two parts of the Roman empire -- 79. The empire of the dynasty of Theodosius
80. The extension of the church about the beginning of the fifth century -- Chapter II. The church of the western empire in the fifth century -- 81. The western church toward the end of the fourth century -- 82. Augustine's life and place in the western church -- 83. Augustine and the Donatist schism -- 84. The Pelagian controversy -- 85. The semi-Pelagian controversy -- 86. The Roman church as the centre of the catholic roman element of the west -- Chapter III. The church in the eastern empire -- 87. The first Origenistic controversy and the triumph of traditionalism -- 88. The Christological problem and the theological tendencies -- 89. The Nestorian controversy; the council of Ephesus, A.D. 431 -- 90. The Eutychian controversy and the council of Chalcedon A.D. 451 -- 91. Results of the decision of Chalcedon: the rise of schisms from the monophysite controversy -- 92. The church of Italy under the Ostrogoths and during the first schism between Rome and the eastern church -- Period III. The dissolution of the imperial state church and the transition to the middle ages: from the beginning of the sixth century to the latter part of the eighth -- Chapter I. The church in the eastern empire -- 93. The age of Justinian -- 94. The Byzantine state church under Justinian -- 95. The definitive type of religion in the east: Dionysius the Aeropagite -- Chapter II. The transition to the middle ages. The foundation of the Germanic national churches -- 96. The Celtic church in the British Isles -- 97. The conversion of the Franks. The establishment of Catholicism in Germanic kingdoms -- 98. The state church in the Germanic kingdoms -- 99. Gregory the great and the Roman church in the second half of the sixth century -- 100. The foundation of the Anglo-Saxon church -- Chapter III. The foundation of the ecclesiastical institutions of the middle ages -- 101. Foundation of the mediaeval Diocesan and Parochial constitution -- 102. Western piety and thought in the period of the conversion of the barbarians -- 103. The foundation of the mediaeval penitential system -- 104. The new monasticism and the rule of Benedict of Nursia -- (A) Benedict of Nursia, Regula -- (B) Formulae -- 105. Foundation of Mediaeval culture and schools -- Chapter IV. The revolution in the ecclesiastical and political situation due to the rise of Islam and the doctrinal disputes in the eastern church -- 106. The rise and extension of Islam -- 107. The Monothelete controversy and the sixth general council, Constantinople, A.D. 681 -- 108. Rome, Constantinople, and the Lombard state church in the seventh century -- 109. Rome, Constantinople, and the Lombards in the period of the first Iconoclastic controversy; the seventh general council, Nicaea, A.D. 787.
Ancient Christianity -- Division one -- the church under the heathen empire: to A.D. 324 -- Period I. The Apostolic age: to circa A.D. 100 -- 1. The Neronian persecution -- 2. The death of Peter and Paul -- 3. The death of the apostle John -- 4. The persecution under Domitian -- Period II. The post-apostolic age: A.D. 100-A.D. 140 -- 5. Christianity and Judaism -- 6. The extension of Christianity -- 7. Relation of the Roman state to Christianity -- 8. Martyrdom and the desire for Martyrdom -- 9. The position of the Roman community of Christians in the church -- 10. Chiliastic expectations -- 11. The church and the world -- 12. Theological ideas -- 13. Worship in the post-apostolic period -- 14. Church organization -- 15. Church discipline -- 16. Moral ideas in the post-apostolic period -- Period III. The critical period: A.D. 140 to A.D. 200 -- Chapter I. The church in relation to the empire and heathen culture -- 17. The extension of Christianity -- 18. Heathen religious feeling and culture in relation to Christianity -- 19. The attitude of the Roman government toward Christians, A.D. 138 to A.D. 192 -- 20. The literacy defense of Christianity -- Chapter II. The internal crisis: the Gnostic and other heretical sects -- 21. The earlier Gnostics: Gnosticism in general -- 22. The greater Gnostic systems: Basilides and Valentinus -- 23. Marcion -- 24. Encratites -- 25. Montanism -- Chapter III. The defense against heresy -- 26. Councils as a defense against heresy -- 27. The apostolic tradition and the episcopate -- 28. The canon or the authoritative New Testament writings -- 29. The apostle's creed -- 30. Later Gnosticism -- 31. The results of the crisis -- Chapter IV. The beginnings of Catholic theology -- 32. The apologetic conception of Christianity -- 33. The Asia minor conception of Christianity -- Period IV. The age of the consolidation of the church: 200 to 324 A.D. -- Chapter I. The political and religious conditions of the empire -- 34. State and church under Septimius Severus and Caracalla -- 35. Religious syncretism in the third century -- 36. The religious policy of the emperors from Heliogabalus to Philip the Arabian, 217-249 -- 37. The extension of the church at the middle of the third century -- Chapter II. The internal development of the church in doctrine, custom, and constitution -- 38. The Easter controversy and the separation of the churches of Asia Minor from the western churches -- 39. The religion of the west: its moral and juristic character
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Network Numbers (OCoLC)378494
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WorldCat Identities Ayer, Joseph Cullen, 1866-1944.
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