Documents of the Christian Church
This selection of writings from the most important moments in the history of Christianity has become established as a classic reference work, providing insights into 2000 years of Christian theological and political debate. While retaining the original material selected by Henry Bettenson, Chris Maunder has added a substantial section of more recent writings. These illustrate the Second Vatican Council; the theologies of liberation; Church and State from 'Thatcher's Britain' to Communist Eastern Europe; Black, feminist, and ecological theology; ecumenism; and inter-faith dialogue. The emphasis on moral debate in the contemporary churches is reflected in selections discussing questions about homosexuality, divorce, AIDS, and in-vitro fertilization, amongst other issues. This further expanded fourth edition brings the anthology up-to-date with a new section looking at issues facing the twenty-first century churches. This includes extracts exploring the churches' responses to questions of social justice, international politics, trade and debt, environmental change, and technological development. New material also covers the global growth of Christianity, the progress of Christian unity, and mission in multi-faith and postmodern societies.
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There is another and a greater need for us to pray for the Emperor, and, indeed,
for the whole estate of the empire, and the interests of Rome. For we know that
the great upheaval which hangs over the whole earth, and the very end of all ...
581 [Text of this extract given also in Puller, Primitive Saints and the See of Rome
, 145 ff.] (9) ... We request your Clemency, that your Piety would think fit to order
that if any shall have been condemned by the judgement either of Damasus ...
Therefore, inasmuch as the pre-eminence of the Apostolic See is assured by the
merit of S. Peter, the first of the bishops, by the leading position of the city of
Rome and also by the authority of the holy Synod, let not presumption strive to ...
He came to Rome in 400 and was distressed at the low state of conduct there.
Feeling that there was need of more moral effort, he was shocked by the prayer in
S. Augustine's Confessions, 'Give what thou commandest and command what ...
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Appears to be a comprehensive collection of the known "documents" found so far, up to 1999. Consider that these are the "important" documents: Section I - Church and World. (I) Starts with Classical ... Baca ulasan lengkap
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