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John Laurence von Mosheim Collection (7 vols.)

by von Mosheim, John Laurence

4 publishers M’Glashan & Gill, Bell & Daldy, S. Converse, Longman 1850–1862

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John Laurence von Mosheim Collection (7 vols.)
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Overview

John Laurence von Mosheim revolutionized the way church histories are written. Rather than taking history at face value and providing a simple narration of unquestioned happenings, his research scrutinized events. Mosheim is credited with producing a body of work with a degree of research and impartiality unseen in biblical scholarship.

With the Logos Bible Software edition of the John Laurence von Mosheim Collection, you have Mosheim’s insight and intense scrutiny at your fingertips. His exacting commentaries and historical accounts provide a unique glimpse into the early church worthy of any scholarly reference library. Fully networked with your digital library, Scripture passages appear on mouseover, making this collection powerful and easy to access. This cornerstone reference work on early church history is sure to bolster your studies.

Key Features

  • Mosheim’s Institutes of Ecclesiastical History
  • A historical commentary on the early Church
  • Memoirs from Jesuit missionaries in China

Individual Titles

Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, vol. 1: Primitive Period

  • Author: John Laurence von Mosheim
  • Translator: James Murdock
  • Editor: Henry Soames
  • Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman
  • Publication Date: 1850
  • Pages: 558

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Institutes of Ecclesiastical History is a welcome addition to any biblical scholar’s reference library. This ambitious collection eloquently and pragmatically provides a comprehensive history of the Christian religion and the church from its inception to the eighteenth century. Originally written in Latin, these titles were widely accessible and used by scholars of multiple nationalities, making them frequently-read and highly popular. Consulting original manuscripts and well-respected authorities in the creation of his ecclesiastical history, John Laurence von Mosheim took the utmost care to provide a work that exhibited the history with “purity and integrity.” Volume one offers insight into the primitive church, paying special attention to the apostolic fathers.

Mosheim’s compendium is excellent, the method admirable: in short, the only one deserving the name of an ecclesiastical history. It deserves and needs frequent quotes.

—William Warburton, bishop of Gloucester (1698–1779)

In ecclesiastical history , the merits of Mosheim are so decisive and peculiar, that I will not venture to compare him with any of his predecessors, or his successors, in this department of learning. He is, as Schroeckh says, our first real historian in church history.

—J. R. Schlegal

Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, vol. 2: Medieval Period

  • Author: John Laurence von Mosheim
  • Translator: James Murdock
  • Editor: Henry Soames
  • Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman
  • Publication Date: 1850
  • Pages: 714

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Institutes of Ecclesiastical History is a welcome addition to any biblical scholar’s reference library. This ambitious collection eloquently and pragmatically provides a comprehensive history of the Christian religion and the church from its inception to the eighteenth century. Originally written in Latin, these titles were widely accessible and used by scholars of multiple nationalities, making them frequently-read and highly popular. Consulting original manuscripts and well-respected authorities in the creation of his ecclesiastical history, John Laurence von Mosheim took the utmost care to provide a work that exhibited the history with “purity and integrity.” Volume two offers insight into the medieval church.

 

Mosheim’s compendium is excellent, the method admirable: in short, the only one deserving the name of an ecclesiastical history. It deserves and needs frequent quotes.

—William Warburton, bishop of Gloucester (1698–1779)

In ecclesiastical history , the merits of Mosheim are so decisive and peculiar, that I will not venture to compare him with any of his predecessors, or his successors, in this department of learning. He is, as Schroeckh says, our first real historian in church history.

—J. R. Schlegal

Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, vol. 3: The Reformation

  • Author: John Laurence von Mosheim
  • Translator: James Murdock
  • Editor: Henry Soames
  • Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman
  • Publication Date: 1850
  • Pages: 624

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Institutes of Ecclesiastical History is a welcome addition to any biblical scholar’s reference library. This ambitious collection eloquently and pragmatically provides a comprehensive history of the Christian religion and the church from its inception to the eighteenth century. Originally written in Latin, these titles were widely accessible and used by scholars of multiple nationalities, making them frequently-read and highly popular. Consulting original manuscripts and well-respected authorities in the creation of his ecclesiastical history, John Laurence von Mosheim took the utmost care to provide a work that exhibited the history with “purity and integrity.” Volume three offers insight into the Reformation.

 

Mosheim’s compendium is excellent, the method admirable: in short, the only one deserving the name of an ecclesiastical history. It deserves and needs frequent quotes.

—William Warburton, bishop of Gloucester (1698–1779)

In ecclesiastical history , the merits of Mosheim are so decisive and peculiar, that I will not venture to compare him with any of his predecessors, or his successors, in this department of learning. He is, as Schroeckh says, our first real historian in church history.

—J. R. Schlegal

Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, vol. 4: Modern Period

  • Author: John Laurence von Mosheim
  • Translator: James Murdock
  • Editor: Henry Soames
  • Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman
  • Publication Date: 1850
  • Pages: 656

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Institutes of Ecclesiastical History is a welcome addition to any biblical scholar’s reference library. This ambitious collection eloquently and pragmatically provides a comprehensive history of the Christian religion and the church from its inception to the eighteenth century. Originally written in Latin, these titles were widely accessible and used by scholars of multiple nationalities, making them frequently-read and highly popular. Consulting original manuscripts and well-respected authorities in the creation of his ecclesiastical history, John Laurence von Mosheim took the utmost care to provide a work that exhibited the history with “purity and integrity.”Volume four offers insight into the modern church of Mosheim’s lifetime.

Mosheim’s compendium is excellent, the method admirable: in short, the only one deserving the name of an ecclesiastical history. It deserves and needs frequent quotes.

—William Warburton, bishop of Gloucester (1698–1779)

Authentic Memoirs of the Christian Church in China

  • Author: John Laurence von Mosheim
  • Editor: Richard Gibbings
  • Publisher: McGlashan & Gill
  • Publication Date: 1862
  • Pages: 124

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

John Laurence von Mosheim’s account of the Jesuits’ seventeenth- and eighteenth-century missionary ventures into China details the lives of the missionaries, as well as controversies beginning with the inception of the Chinese church. It includes a prefatorial history of Far Eastern missionary endeavors by editor Richard Gibbings.

Historical Commentaries on the State of Christianity during the First Three Hundred and Twenty-Five Years, vol. 1

  • Author: John Laurence von Mosheim
  • Translator: Robert Studley Vidal
  • Editor: Henry Soames
  • Publisher: S. Converse
  • Publication Date: 1852
  • Pages: 574

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

An in-depth and exacting series of commentaries on the early church up until the time of Constantine the Great, John Laurence von Mosheim’s work provides a general history of this era, taking on topics such as the formation of sects and schools of thought, controversies, and the civil, religious, and literary states of the world. He offers a rich context for early Church studies that outlines the origin and progress of Christianity.

Historical Commentaries on the State of Christianity during the First Three Hundred and Twenty-Five Years, vol. 2

  • Author: John Laurence von Mosheim
  • Translator: James Murdock
  • Editor: James Murdock
  • Publisher: S. Converse
  • Publication Date: 1852
  • Pages: 536

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

An in-depth and exacting series of commentaries on the early church up until the time of Constantine the Great, John Laurence von Mosheim’s work provides a general history of this era, taking on topics such as the formation of sects and schools of thought, controversies, and the civil, religious, and literary states of the world. He offers a rich context for early church studies that outlines the origin and progress of Christianity.

Product Details

  • Title: John Laurence von Mosheim Collection
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 3,786

About John Laurence von Mosheim

John Laurence von Mosheim, (1694–1755), or Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, was a German Lutheran theologian who founded the pragmatic school of church historians. His work was characteristically insistent on the utmost accuracy without embellishment, seeking to provide histories imbued with “purity and integrity.” His work was especially influential in the formation of the University of Göttingen. He was made chancellor of the university in 1747.