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Early Church History Summary. The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Source Book for Ancient Church History by Joseph Cullen Ayer, Jr., Ph.D. Story of the Church - Christian Church History. THE REFORMATION AND COUNTER-REFO. By James Jackson Background At the beginning of the sixteenth century, the Catholic church, modeled upon the bureaucratic structure of the Holy Roman Empire, had become extremely powerful, but internally corrupt.


From early in the twelfth century onward there were calls for reform. Between 1215 and 1545 nine church-councils were held with church reforms as their primary intent. The councils all fail to reach significant accord. Counter-Reformation. A copy of the Vulgate (the Latin edition of the Catholic Bible) printed in 1590, after many of the Council's reforms had begun to take place in Catholic worship.


The Counter-Reformation (also the Catholic Revival[1] or Catholic Reformation) was the period of Catholic revival beginning with the Council of Trent (1545–1563) and ending at the close of the Thirty Years' War (1648), and was initiated in response to the Protestant Reformation. The Counter-Reformation was a comprehensive effort composed of four major elements: Ecclesiastical or structural reconfigurationReligious ordersSpiritual movementsPolitical dimensions Council of Trent[edit] Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance . Renaissance . Counter Reformation. The Counter-Reformation. The subject will be considered under the following heads: I.

The Counter-Reformation

Significance of the term II. Low ebb of Catholic fortunes III. St. Counter-Reformation: History, Facts, Timeline, Causes and Definition. The Church of England. [Disponible en español] Protestantism established a precarious toehold in England very shortly after Luther's initial protest in 1517, but for many years Protestants remained a tiny minority, frequently persecuted.

The Church of England

There was, however, widespread discontent both at the extent of corruption within the English Catholic Church and at its lack of spiritual vitality. History - The English Reformation. Puritanism — Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts. The roots of Puritanism are to be found in the beginnings of the English Reformation.

Puritanism — Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts

The name “Puritans” (they were sometimes called “precisionists”) was a term of contempt assigned to the movement by its enemies. Although the epithet first emerged in the 1560s, the process through which Puritanism developed had been initiated in the 1530s, when King Henry VIII repudiated papal authority and transformed the Church of Rome into a state Church of England. But the Church of England retained much of the liturgy and ritual of Roman Catholicism and seemed, to many dissenters, to be insufficiently reformed. Well into the sixteenth century many priests were barely literate and often very poor. Story of the Church - The English Puritans. Beginnings What is a Puritan?

Story of the Church - The English Puritans

First we must define what we mean by "puritan. " You must quickly lose the idea that Puritan means morose, sour, legalists who were always trying to prevent people from doing things. This view comes from later American history and people such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, who were glad to be living under liberal Unitarianism in New England and regarded the old Puritanism of their forefathers as a repressive, false religion. So, Puritanism is usually a term of contempt. Baptist History Throughout the Ages. A Primer on Baptist History. A Primer on Baptist HistoryThe True Baptist Trail by Chris Traffanstedt Preface Most Christians today do not have the foggiest idea what Church history looks like or how important it is to understand.

A Primer on Baptist History

The Reformed Reader - Committed to Historic Baptist Beliefs. Ligonier. Ligonier Ministries: The teaching fellowship of R.C.


Sproul What Is Reformed Theology? A Teaching Series by Dr. R.C. Sproul You may watch this entire Teaching Series online for free Or, take as an online course from Ligonier Connect Playlist: What Is Reformed Theology? There is something healthy about returning to one’s roots. Watch Lectures in this Teaching Series. American Baptist Churches USA. Downloadable: A brief history of American Baptists: PDF WORD The American Baptist Historical Society A Brief History.

American Baptist Churches USA

Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archive - Baptist history, Baptist Archives, church records, church history. Southern Baptist Beginnings. Southern Baptist beginnings were filled with exciting events.

Southern Baptist Beginnings

To capture this excitement requires describing Baptist beginnings in America, why the Southern Baptist Convention was organized, why some call it a different kind of Baptist body, and how it got so large. The story will go as far as the founding of the Sunday School Board in 1891, which was a very important event in Southern Baptist fife. The First Baptists in America. Timeline of Baptist and Reformed History. This is not to be considered an exhaustive or conclusive historical account of Baptist history.

It is, however, an attempt to present Baptist history by whatever name Baptists have been known. It is not an attempt to establish the grounds or criteria for what a Baptist is or isn't for it has been said, if you are not a Fundamental Baptist, you are not a Baptist. The same has been stated by Southern Baptists, Northern Baptists, Primitive Baptists, Free Will Baptists, Calvinists, Arminians, and so on. The problem with this is that prior to our current time in history, by whatever name we call a Baptist, we seem to have forgotten how to define what a Baptist is, rather than who a Baptist is.

The Reformed Reader. 1564-1660: The Era of Puritanism. Richard Baxter. History - An Overview of the Reformation. The Reformation — Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts. Story of the Church - Reformation Conclusion. Introduction to the Protestant Reformation: Setting the stage (part 1) The Reformation Video — An Introduction to the Protestant Reformation. Introduction to the Protestant Reformation: The Counter-Reformation (part 4) Introduction to the Protestant Reformation: Varieties of Protestantism (part 3)

Introduction to the Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther (part 2) Internet History Sourcebooks. Early Church Fathers - Additional Works in English Translation unavailable elsewhere online. Early Church Fathers - Additional Texts Edited by Roger Pearse These English translations are all out of copyright, but were not included in the 38 volume collection of Ante-Nicene, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers.

Please take copies and place online elsewhere. In some cases I have felt it necessary to add an introduction to the online text. These are all placed in the public domain also -- copy freely. What's New?