By Euan Cameron
This booklet explores the theological classes to be learnt from 2000 years of Christian Church heritage. An exploration of the theological classes to be learnt from the tricky background of the Christian church buildings during the last 2,000 years Opens with an introductory essay almost always of Church historical past, making the ebook appropriate for lay readers in addition to scholars Combines historic, historiographical and theological research Reunites the disciplines of theology and Church historical past Concludes that we will be able to merely ever understand an aspect of Christianity given our ancient and cultural conditioning Written by way of a wonderful Church historian.
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For the rest let every man look to his own salvation; I will do my part faithfully . . 15 THE UNFOLDING OF CHRISTIAN HISTORY: A SKETCH 35 At the Imperial assembly in the city of Worms in 1521, Martin Luther made his famous declaration that he would not recant his beliefs, even when pressed to do so by the Emperor and the papal representatives. That act of defiance unleashed a process of radical change, in liturgy as well as in ideas. Within relatively few years the very process of abolition, alteration, and revision of buildings and ceremonies that he envisaged in 1520 had in fact taken place.
In the short term, the ideal was that each community, whether a city-state, a principality, or a kingdom, would make a collective decision (though often, in reality, it was the rulers who decided, sometimes under pressure from below) to adopt the Reformation. It would then invite experts in reformed theology to reorder its worship, teachings, and church structures. That is more or less what happened in areas where a reform close to the ideals of Luther took hold, above all in northern Germany and Scandinavia, the heart of the ‘‘Lutheran’’ churches.
Knowledge of Greek was by this time extremely rare in the Latin West; fresh translations of Aristotle from Greek originals began to be made from the later Middle Ages. One crude misconception must be avoided here. Christian theology was not in any sense ‘‘sold out’’ to ancient pagan philosophy. Carefully selected elements of that philosophy were appropriated in the belief that they offered a rational means to demonstrate, discover, and articulate the truths of Christian revelation. From the early thirteenth century, Western, Latin Christianity became a system of faith and ritual conduct of unprecedented clarity and rigor.
Interpreting Christian History: The Challenge of the Churches' Past by Euan Cameron