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Laurence John Spiteri

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At your fingertips
a history of the Roman Catholic Church until the Council of Trent
Laurence J. Spiteri

Published 2008 by St. Pauls/Alba House in Staten Island, N.Y .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

From humble beginnings to Constantine
The roots of Christianity
The Apostolic Fathers of the church
The Christian classical age of martyrs
Institutional development
Heresies and division show their heads
The sprouting of monasticism
Church gains freedom
Ecumenical councils battle heresies
The classical doctors of the church
Major early heresies and schisms
More upheaval in Roman A-frica
The first four ecumenical (general) councils
Justinian the Great
Further doctrinal discord and councils
The reshaping of western Europe
The invasion of southern Europe
Social changes
Monasticism expands
New secular rulers and the church
Emergency of papal monarchy
Islamic invasions
The donation of Pepin
Conversion of northern European tribes
Conversion of the Slavs
The approach of the dark ages
Monastic reform
Attempted reform in the papacy
Free papal elections
Clashes between popes and German emperors
Emergence of the supremacy of the Roman See
Division in christendom
The phocian schism
The great schism
The issue of war
Western and eastern theories of war
The peace and truce of God
The crusades
Religious military orders
Roman centralization and church innovations
Papal legates
Canon law
The canonist popes
The emergence of a new religious life-style
The Franciscans
The order of preachers (Dominicans)
The Carmelites
The Augustinians
Faith and reason
The end of the dark ages
Intellectual reawakening
The emergence of universities
Philosophy and theology debates
Medieval theologians
The age of scandals and the papal Babylonian exile
Papal elections and ecclesiastical appointments
Popes and French interests
Papal autocracy
The papacy battles France
From Rome to Avignon
Popes and holy Roman emperors
End of the papal Babylonia exile
European population in crisis
The great western schism and its aftermath
Church in west divides
End of the western great schism
Popes battle conciliarism
The end of conciliarism
The Renaissance and the church
The beginning of the renaissance in Rome
Need for inner reform
Visions for church reform
Attempts at church reform
The Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Church counter-reformation
The clash between Luther and Rome
Germany in rebellion
Protestantism is organized
The peace of Augsburg
Interpretation of sacraments
The Scandinavian reformation
The Eglish Reformation
Ecclesiastical and political intrigues
The eve of the opening of the Council of Trent
The Council of Trent is convened.


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BX965 .S65 2008

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