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by Craig D. Atwood

  • ISBN: 0865546797
  • Category: History
  • Author: Craig D. Atwood
  • Subcategory: World
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press (March 2001)
  • Pages: 384 pages
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Always Reforming explains the origins and development of a bewildering array of churches that have arisen . Surveying Christianity's development over the past seven hundred years, Atwood tells the story of the demise of a unified Christendom in the face of change and division.

Always Reforming explains the origins and development of a bewildering array of churches that have arisen since Martin Luther's reformation first tore the "seamless robe of Christ". Arising out of the author's college teaching of modern Western religious history, the book gives special attention to women and other long-silenced voices in thehistory of Christianity.

Craig D. Atwood is Clarkson S. Starbuck Professor of Religion at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. in Church History at Princeton Theological Seminary. I found this book informative and engaging. It clearly explains what went on in the Christian world at various periods and in various countries and ties it all together with the politics of the times. The writing style is clear and the text does not assume a lot of prior knowledge.

The history of Christianity concerns the Christian religion, Christendom, and the Church with its various denominations, from the 1st century to the present. Christianity originated with the ministry of Jesus in the 1st century Roman province of Judea

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Atwood, Craig D. Mercer University, 2001. Koschorke, Klaus, et a. eds. A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990: A Documentary Sourcebook. Bainton, Roland H. Christianity. The Church in History.

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One of the most important slogans of the Protestant Reformation was the Latin phrase Ecclesia semper reformanda -- "the Church is always reforming". This theological principle, so central to the work of the Reformers, is the unifying theme of Craig D. Atwood's history of Christianity in the modern era.

Surveying Christianity's development over the past seven hundred years, Atwood tells the story of the demise of a unified Christendom in the face of change and division. In highly readable prose, the author spotlights Christian thinkers' repeated efforts to reform the church, as well as the divisions and frequent warfare sparked by these efforts.

The idea of reforming the church has a two-fold thrust. It means rectifying abuses or errors in the institutional church and bringing the church back into line with its original purpose. As Atwood unfolds the story, each century brought more splintering of the institutional church and more diversity within the various denominations. Reforming the church also meant reshaping the Christian religion itself to meet the demands and challenges of a new day. Christianity had to adapt or become a relic of a bygone era. For the modern period in particular, Christianity has been continually reforming and adapting to new social situations. In the process, thousands of different Christian churches have developed. Always Reforming explains the origins and development of a bewildering array of churches that have arisen since Martin Luther's reformation first tore the "seamless robe of Christ".

Arising out of the author's college teaching of modern Western religious history, the book gives special attention to women and other long-silenced voices in thehistory of Christianity. It is a vivid narrative of men and women of faith who have tried to make sense of the Christian gospel in a complex and ever-changing world.


Reviews about Always Reforming: A History of Christianity Since 1300 (3):
Sudert
I found this book informative and engaging. It clearly explains what went on in the Christian world at various periods and in various countries and ties it all together with the politics of the times. The writing style is clear and the text does not assume a lot of prior knowledge.
Shazel
I read this book a few years ago. I thought that it was an interesting account of the Reformation. The book was engaging and informative; the writing funny and above par. I would reccommend this book for anyone who wants to learn something new about an interesting time in religious history.
Quynaus
Atwood's book is fairly comprehensive and very readable. I've found it to be a helpful resource. This only heightens my frustrations with the poor editing. For example: John Wesley is an Armenian instead of an Arminian in at least one place, and Jonathan Edwards starts his revival in Northampton, CT instead of Northampton, MA. (There is no Northampton, CT -- an editor should have caught this.) Still if you can overlook these occasional irritations, it's a good read.

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