The Church and the Middle Ages  1000   1378  Book

The Church and the Middle Ages 1000 1378


  • Author : Steve Weidenkopf
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594719547

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Few periods of history are more maligned and misunderstood than the Middle Ages—three-hundred years of division, shifting centers of power, and tensions both within the Church and also between the Church and the secular rulers of the time. In an engaging and easy-to-understand style, historian and author Steve Weidenkopf highlights some of our greatest saints—Francis, Dominic, Anselm, Aquinas, and Catherine of Siena—and dispels nine commonly accepted misconceptions about the era, which was an exciting period of enduring faith, reform, cultural achievement, as well as defeat and division. With vibrant accounts of pivotal events and inspiring stories of the people who shaped the Church during the eleventh through fourteenth centuries, Steve Weidenkopf provides a clearer picture of an era where critics used events such as the Crusades and the relocation of the papacy to France to undermine the Church. The period also provided the hallmarks of Christian civilization—universities, cathedrals, castles, and various religious orders. Weidenkopf also chronicles the development of Christian civilization in Europe and explores the contributions of St. Bruno, St. Anthony of Padua, and St. Bridget of Sweden. In The Church and the Middle Ages, you will learn that: Most Crusaders were motivated by piety and service, not greed. Heresy was both a church and civil issue and medieval inquisitors were focused on the eternal salvation of the accused. The Church preached against the mistreatment of Jews. Priestly celibacy was practiced long before the twelfth century. Serfs were never kept as slaves. Books in the Reclaiming Catholic History series, edited by Mike Aquilina and written by leading authors and historians, bring Church history to life, debunking the myths one era at a time.

The Church and the Middle Ages  1000 1378  Book

The Church and the Middle Ages 1000 1378


  • Author : Steve Weidenkopf
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-12-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1594719535

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The Church and the Middle Ages 1000 1378 Excerpt :

Few periods of history are more maligned or misunderstood than the Middle Ages--an exciting period of enduring cultural achievement, division, and reform. In this engaging and easy-to-understand narrative, Catholic historian and crusades scholar Steve Weidenkopf explores the shifting centers of power, reform movements, and tensions both within the Church and between the Church and government. As he examines the challenges the Church faced in the eleventh through fourteenth centuries, Weidenkopf also reintroduces some of our greatest saints--including Francis, Dominic, Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, and Catherine of Siena--and separates fact from fiction about the era. The Church and the Middle Ages is part of the Reclaiming Catholic History series.

The Church and the Dark Ages  430   1027  Book

The Church and the Dark Ages 430 1027


  • Author : Phillip Campbell
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781646800360

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What if the Dark Ages weren’t really dark after all? You may have learned in world history class that the fall of the Roman Empire led to centuries of violence, ignorance, and barbarism in Europe. But that’s not all that happened during that time! The period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the High Middle Ages also was characterized by institutional, spiritual, and cultural advancements such as the rise of monasticism with St. Benedict of Nursia and the first encyclopedia by a Christian writer, St. Isidore of Seville. In The Church and the Dark Ages (430–1027), author Phillip Campbell explains that the Dark Ages were not only a period of great political and cultural transition but also an era of great transformation in the Catholic Church. Campbell highlights key personalities of the Dark Ages such as St. Gregory the Great, Charlemagne, King Alfred the Great, St. Patrick, and St. Brigid. You will learn that: Benedictines were responsible for technical and scientific advancements such as the mechanical clock, human flight, and eyeglasses. The Dark Ages was a period of great evangelization throughout Europe. Christianity elevated the status of women, particularly through mutual consent in the Sacrament of Marriage. The Church preserved literacy—and literature—throughout the chaotic centuries of early medieval Europe. Books in the Reclaiming Catholic History series, edited by Mike Aquilina and written by leading authors and historians, bring Church history to life, debunking the myths one era at a time.

The Church and the Roman Empire  301   490  Book

The Church and the Roman Empire 301 490


  • Author : Mike Aquilina
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594717901

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The Church and the Roman Empire 301 490 Excerpt :

Suspense, politics, sin, death, sex, and redemption: Not the plot of the latest crime novel, but elements of the true history of the Catholic Church. Larger-than-life saints such as Athanasius of Alexandria, Jerome, Augustine, and political figures such as Emperor Constantine played an important part in the history of the Christianity. In The Church and the Roman Empire (301–490): Constantine, Councils, and the Fall of Rome, popular Catholic author Mike Aquilina gives readers a vivid and engaging account of how Christianity developed and expanded as the Roman Empire declined. In The Church and the Roman Empire (301–490), Mike Aquilina explores the dramatic backstory of the Council of Nicaea and why Christian unity and belief are still expressed by the Nicene Creed. He also sets the record straight about commonly held misconceptions about the Catholic Church. Readers may be surprised to learn: The Edict of Milan didn’t just legalize Christianity; it also established religious tolerance for all faiths for the first time in history. The growth of Christianity inspired a more merciful society: Crucifixion was abolished; the practice of throwing prisoners to wild beasts for entertainment was outlawed; and slave owners were punished for killing their slaves. Controversy between Arians and Catholics may have resulted in building more hospitals and other networks of charitable assistance to the poor. When Rome fell, not many people at the time noticed. Aquilina brings Church history to life in The Church and the Roman Empire, enabling Catholics to more deeply consider the true origins of the creed that unites us, the Bible we read, and the liturgy we celebrate.

The Shaping of Western Civilization Book

The Shaping of Western Civilization


  • Author : Michael Burger
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 505
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442601901

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The Shaping of Western Civilization Excerpt :

Michael Burger's goal in this inexpensive overview is to provide a brief, historical narrative of Western civilization. Not only does its length and price separate this text from the competition, but its no-frills, uncluttered format and well-written, one-authored approach make it a valuable asset for every history student. The Shaping of Western Civilization begins with the ancient Near East and ends with globalization. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation. Burger's skills as writer and synthesizer will enable students to obtain the background required to ask meaningful questions of primary sources. In addition to suggestions for further reading, this overview includes over 50 images and 22 maps.

The Church and the Dark Ages  430 1027  Book

The Church and the Dark Ages 430 1027


  • Author : Phillip Campbell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-12-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1646800354

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The Church and the Dark Ages 430 1027 Excerpt :

What if the Dark Ages weren't so dark after all? You may have learned in world history class that the fall of the Roman Empire led to centuries of violence, ignorance, and barbarism in Europe. But there's something missing from that account. The period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the High Middle Ages also was characterized by institutional, spiritual, and cultural advancements such as the rise of monasticism with St. Benedict of Nursia and the first encyclopedia by a Christian writer, St. Isidore of Seville.

The Catholic Church Through the Ages Book
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The Catholic Church Through the Ages


  • Author : John Vidmar
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 0809142341

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The Catholic Church Through the Ages Excerpt :

This one-volume survey of the history of the Catholic Church--from its beginning through the pontificate of John Paul II--explains the Church's progress by using Christopher Dawson's division of the Church's history into six distinct "ages," or 350-400 year periods of time.

The Shaping of Western Civilization  Volume I Book

The Shaping of Western Civilization Volume I


  • Author : Michael Burger
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442607583

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The Shaping of Western Civilization Volume I Excerpt :

Michael Burger's goal in this inexpensive overview is to provide a brief, historical narrative of Western civilization. Not only does its length and price separate this text from the competition, but its no-frills, uncluttered format and well-written, one-authored approach make it a valuable asset for every history student. The Shaping of Western Civilization: From Antiquity to the Mid-Eighteenth Century begins with the ancient Near East and ends with the mid-eighteenth century. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation. Burger's skills as writer and synthesizer will enable students to obtain the background required to ask meaningful questions of primary sources. In addition to suggestions for further reading, this overview includes over 40 images and 14 maps.

The Glory of the Crusades Book

The Glory of the Crusades


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 194166301X

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East Central Europe in the Middle Ages  1000 1500 Book

East Central Europe in the Middle Ages 1000 1500


  • Author : Jean W. Sedlar
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 569
  • ISBN 10 : 9780295800646

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East Central Europe in the Middle Ages 1000 1500 Excerpt :

Although the Middle Ages saw brilliant achievements in the diverse nations of East Central Europe, this period has been almost totally neglected in Western historical scholarship. East Central Europe in the Middle Ages provides a much-needed overview of the history of the region from the time when the present nationalities established their state structures and adopted Christianity up to the Ottoman conquest. Jean Sedlar�s excellent synthesis clarifies what was going on in Europe between the Elbe and the Ukraine during the Middle Ages, making available for the first time in a single volume information necessary to a fuller understanding of the early history of present-day Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, and the former Yugoslavia. Sedlar writes clearly and fluently, drawing upon publications in numerous languages to craft a masterful study that is accessible and valuable to the general reader and the expert alike. The book is organized thematically; within this framework Sedlar has sought to integrate nationalities and to draw comparisons. Topics covered include early migrations, state formation, monarchies, classes (nobles, landholders, peasants, herders, serfs, and slaves), towns, religion, war, governments, laws and justice, commerce and money, foreign affairs, ethnicity and nationalism, languages and literature, and education and literacy. After the Middle Ages these nations were subsumed by the Ottoman, Habsburg, Russian, and Prussian-German empires. This loss of independence means that their history prior to foreign conquest has acquired exceptional importance in today�s national consciousness, and the medieval period remains a major point of reference and a source of national pride and ethnic identity. This book is a substantial and timely contribution to our knowledge of the history of East Central Europe.

The Catholic Church Through the Ages Book
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The Catholic Church Through the Ages


  • Author : John Vidmar
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-14
  • Genre: RELIGION
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616432157

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The Catholic Church Through the Ages Excerpt :

This one-volume survey of the history of the Catholic Church--from its beginning through the pontificate of John Paul II--explains the Church's progress by using Christopher Dawson's division of the Church's history into six distinct "ages," or 350-400 year periods of time.

Misconceptions About the Middle Ages Book

Misconceptions About the Middle Ages


  • Author : Stephen Harris
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-05-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135986674

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Misconceptions About the Middle Ages Excerpt :

Interest in the middle ages is at an all time high at the moment, thanks in part to "The Da Vinci Code." Never has there been a moment more propitious for a study of our misconceptions of the Middle Ages than now. Ranging across religion, art, and science, Misconceptions about the Middle Ages unravels some of the many misinterpretations that have evolved concerning the medieval period, including: the church war science art society With an impressive international array of contributions, the book will be essential reading for students and scholars involved with medieval religion, history, and culture.

Anne s Bohemia Book

Anne s Bohemia


  • Author : Alfred Thomas
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 0816630542

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Ten chapters examine aspects of medieval Czech literature, with particular emphasis on women readers and subjects and the influence of the church. Individual manuscripts examined include The Dalimil Chronicle , The Ointment Seller , The Legend of Saint Procopius , The Life of St Catherine , The New Council and The Weaver, The Wycliffite Woman and The Dispute between Prague and Kutná Hora .

The Church and the Modern Era  1846   2005  Book

The Church and the Modern Era 1846 2005


  • Author : David M. Wagner
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594717888

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Lourdes and Fatima, war, Vatican I and II, Fulton Sheen, St. John Paul II, and the clerical sex abuse crisis: These are just a few of the people and events that helped define the Catholic Church in the modern era, the period between 1846 and 2005. The call to live the fullness of our faith has not changed since the time of the first disciples, but in The Church and the Modern Era (1846–2005), author David Wagner explores how the Catholic Church met the challenges of the industrial age, world wars, the sexual revolution, and technological advancement in an increasingly secular world. The “modern era” of the Catholic Church began with the election of Blessed Pius IX in 1846 and ends with the death of St. John Paul II in 2005, the last pope to have served as a council father at Vatican II. With monarchies falling, nation-states rising, and industrialization and mass migration underway, the world in which we live changed more during this period than any other, David Wagner contends. While the Church may feel more user-friendly and less formal than ever before, what we believe has been handed down from the beginning. Wagner will reintroduce you to some of the era’s most powerful examples of virtue and faith such as St. John Henry Newman, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. Josephine Bakhita, St. Faustina, and St. Maximillian Kolbe. He will also dispel some of the long-held misconceptions about the Church that span the 160-year period. In The Church and the Modern Era, you will learn: The Catholic Church is the world’s most powerful advocate for workers, the poor, and human rights. The Church’s social teaching does not endorse any economic or political systems. The Second Vatican Council did not change Catholic teaching on faith or morals. The Church’s teaching on human sexuality is the real sexual revolution. The Church has been an advocate for raising the status of women, championing women’s rights to education, to work, and to equal pay. The Church and the Mo