A Concise History of the Christian Church: From the Apostles to the Council of Nicea

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R.A. Baker, Jul 15, 2012 - History
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This concise history traces some of the major themes as the Christian Church developed.
 

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Contents

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Introduction The Christian Church is Born The Apostle Paul and the Gentile Outreach A New Era Begins
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The New Testament Canon
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Roman Persecutions
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The Apostolic Fathers
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The Spirit of Martyrdom
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The Issue of Second Repentance
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The Alexandrians
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Persecution Baptism and Bishops
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The Issue of the Trinity
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The Empire Reorganized
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Politics of the Roman Empire
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Persecution under Diocletian
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Constantine Comes to Power
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The Church Divided
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Heresies and Heretics
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The Apologists
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The Persecution of Severus
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Constantine and Faith The Council of Nicea 325AD Conclusion Recommended Reading 20 23 39 42 48 50 53 59 66 67 71 74 81 83 85 88 90
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About the author (2012)

Al Baker served as a university pastor for 14 years at three different campuses prior to living in St Andrews, Scotland where he received a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History in 2001. He now lives with his family just south of Raleigh, NC.

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