By Professor Henry W. Bowden
In commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the yankee Society of Church heritage, this enormous compilation of historiographical scholarship calls on 10 eminent experts to study major achievements that over the last century have formed present knowing of the multifaceted church.The e-book unavoidably honors the reminiscence of Philip Schaff, the nice nineteenth century church historian who laid the rules of the self-discipline in the United States and in 1888 based the ASCH. In analyzing the most important subfields of church heritage, lots of which Schaff pioneered himself within the united states, the essayists discover such issues as early Christianity, the medieval church, the Reformation, American non secular liberty, creeds and liturgies, and ecumenism.The anthology comprises David W. Lotz, "Philip Schaff and the assumption of Church History"; Robert M. Kingdon, "Reformation Studies"; John F. Wilson, "Civil Authority and non secular Freedom in the United States: Philip Schaff at the usa as a Christian Nation"; and Aidan Kavanagh, "Liturgical and Credal Studies"; Henry W. Bowden, "The First Century: Institutional improvement and concepts in regards to the Profession"; Glenn F. Chesnut, "A Century of Patristic reports, 1888–1988"; Bernard McGinn, "The Gold of Catholicity": Reflections on a Century of yank examine of Medieval Church History"; Jay P. Dolan, "Immigration and American Christianity: A background in their Histories"; Gerald H. Anderson, "To the Ends of the Earth: American Protestants in Pursuit of Mission"; and John T. Ford, "Ecumenical Studies."The subject matters addressed during this e-book are the most important matters of church background at the present time. The essays supply a severe survey of significant advancements within the assorted fields during the last century, discussing the students and courses that introduced new info to gentle or replaced the overall figuring out of church heritage by means of contributing clean interpretations. In bringing readers modern in church background through surveying benchmark contributions in all of the exact components surveyed, the members search to orient historians and stimulate colleagues towards additional research of a typical past.A universal thread operating via all of those essays, Bowden notes, "is the popularity that we're heirs to an incredible swap in historic self-understanding. Over the process a century we've moved from perspectives the place heritage taught classes of exclusivist rectitude to an appreciation of shared background and mutual development." appendixes offer broad historic information concerning the society itself.
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Extra resources for A Century of church history: the legacy of Philip Schaff
Thus this "Hegel" among the nineteenth-century American church historians was no less their "Baur" (notwithstanding that he also stood among them as an "'awakened' Evangelical'' and, in his last years, as a "Neander redivivus"). 3. Four years before the founding of the ASCH, the American Historical Association had been established as the first national historical society in the United States. Its chief architect was Herbert Baxter Adams (18501901), a tireless promoter of professional history who served as the AHA's secretary until 1900.
Still, on any attentive reading of his early works, the following components present themselves as central to his perspective: (1) the idea of the church; (2) the idea of development; (3) the "typical" import of the apostolic church; (4) the nature of, and the relationship between, Catholicism and Protestantism; and (5) the goals of history. In explicating these components, I have aimed to display their internal coherence. " 1. The Idea of Church Schaff considered it axiomatic that if one is to study and write the church's history properly, one must know what the church is.
P. cm. Includes index. 1. Church historyStudy and teachingUnited StatesHistory. 2. American Society of Church HistoryHistory. 3. Schaff, Philip, 18191893. I. Bowden, Henry Warner. 48-1984. Page v Contents Foreword Jaroslav Pelikan vii Introduction xiii Philip Schaff and the Idea of Church History David W. Lotz I A Century of Patristic Studies, 18881988 Glenn F. Chesnut 36 "The Gold of Catholicity" Reflections on a Century of American Study of Medieval Church History Bernard McGinn 74 Reformation Studies Robert M.
A Century of church history: the legacy of Philip Schaff by Professor Henry W. Bowden