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The Church Universal: Brief Histories of Her Continuous Life (7 vols.)
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The Church Universal: Brief Histories of Her Continuous Life (7 vols.)

by 6 authors

Macmillan Co., Rivingtons 1906–1912

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$64.99

Overview

This series deals with the history of the Church Universal as a historic body, from AD 29 to the nineteenth century. Notable authors such as Lonsdale Ragg, Leighton Pullan, and William Holden Hutton offer varied perspectives on the development of the church through various states, papacies, controversies, countries, ideologies, and more. The series discusses, in interesting and accessible terms, the struggle between church and state from the time of Constantine to the Restoration. Most volumes include appendixes that contain a list of emperors and popes for the time period, as well as a short bibliography.

The Church Universal series is essential for anyone who is interested in a comprehensive history of the church.

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Key Features

  • Detailed outlines of church history broken into clearly defined eras
  • Insights from notable early-twentieth-century authors
  • Lists of emperors and popes for each time period

Individual Titles

The Church of the Apostles

  • Author: Lonsdale Ragg
  • Series: The Church Universal
  • Publisher: The Macmillan Company
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 355

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The Church of the Apostles is an outline of the history of the church in the apostolic age, taken from a careful study of the New Testament. Lonsdale Ragg draws on the eyewitness accounts found in the Gospels and uses the Acts of the Apostles as a framework for the events which took place in the beginnings of the church. Ragg discusses the beginning of the church at Pentecost, as well as the different regions of gentile Christianity. He also explores the church’s organization, inner life, literature, heresies, and more.

A careful piece of work, which may be read with pleasure and profit.

Spectator

Lonsdale Ragg (1866–1945) was a British cleric and an author, translator, and illustrator. In England, he served as the prebendary of Buckden in Lincoln Cathedral and sometime warden of the Bishop’s Hostel, Lincoln. He also served in various locations in Europe, including as the archdeacon of Gibraltar. His works include Dante and His Italy, Evidences of Christianity, and Things Seen in Venice.

The Church of the Fathers

  • Author: Leighton Pullan
  • Series: The Church Universal
  • Publisher: Rivingtons
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 472

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The Church of the Fathers outlines the history of the church from AD 98 to AD 461. Leighton Pullan divides this volume into two sections: the period before the conversion of Constantine and the period of the first four ecumenical councils. Among the many topics discussed in this volume are rivals of Christianity, persecution of the church, paganism and heresy, the church and the state, the organization and inner life of the church, Roman rulers, the clergy, monasticism, social life, worship, and missions—ending with discussion of the work of St. Patrick in AD 461.

We do not know of any other work on Church history in which so much learned and accurate instruction is condensed into a comparatively small space.

Church Times

Leighton Pullan (1865–1940) was a lecturer in theology at St. John’s and Oriel Colleges, Oxford. He was the general editor of the Oxford Church Text Books. His other works include The Atonement, The Books of the New Testament, Early Christian Doctrine, and The Church of the Fathers.

The Church and the Barbarians

  • Author: William Holden Hutton
  • Series: The Church Universal
  • Publisher: Rivingtons
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 248

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The Church and the Barbarians covers the history of the church from AD 461 to AD 1003. William Holden Hutton begins with the church’s prospects in the fifth century. He then moves into discussion of the Eastern Empire, the pontificate of Gregory the Great, and the iconoclastic controversy, and concludes with examination of the end of the Dark Age. Other topics include the progression of the church around the world, the development of sacraments, liturgies, and monasticism, and more.

This volume will be of great value as giving a bird’s-eye view of the fascinating struggle of the Church with heathenism during those spacious centuries.

Church Times

William Holden Hutton (1860–1930) was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and became a tutor and fellow at St John’s College. From 1919 to 1930, he was dean of Winchester cathedral. He was the general editor of The Church Universal Collection. His other works include Sir Thomas More, An Elementary History of the Church in Great Britain, and The Hope of Man.

The Church and the Empire

  • Author: D. J. Medley
  • Series: The Church Universal
  • Publisher: The Macmillan Company
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 320

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The Church and the Empire details the history of the church during the central Middle Ages, from AD 1003 to AD 1304. Church history during this period is deeply political, marked by struggle between the Empire and the Papacy, and this volume includes a highly useful introduction to political thought of the Middle Ages, and its relationship to the Church. This volume covers the beginnings of church reform in AD 1003 and follows struggles between church and state up through the fall of the Eastern Empire and the Papacy of Boniface VIII.

We recommend this useful book to those who desire a short and instructive study of some of the most important relations between Church and State during a difficult period of mediaeval history.

Academy

D. J. Medley was professor of history at the University of Glasgow and tutor at Keble College, Oxford.

The Age of Schism

  • Author: Herbert Bruce
  • Series: The Church Universal
  • Publisher: Rivingtons
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 278

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The Age of Schism deals with the time of notorious corruption within the church from AD 1304 to AD 1503. Herbert Bruce goes deeper than the obvious institutional corruption and draws from the literature and records of the time to illuminate the vivid religious experience that was characteristic among clerics and laymen of the time. He also covers various papacies and councils, social and political conditions of Europe, church life in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the Renaissance, and more.

We commend the book as being fair in its judicial criticism, a great point where so thorny a subject as the Great Schism and its issues are discussed.

Pall Mall Gazette

Herbert Bruce was lecturer and head of the department of history at University College, Cardiff.

The Reformation

  • Author: James Pounder Whitney
  • Series: The Church Universal
  • Publisher: The Macmillan Company
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 318

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The Reformation covers the period from AD 1503 to AD 1648. It discusses the Reformation in Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, England, The Netherlands, and France, as well as the Lateran Council, the Council of Trent, and the papacy after Trent.

The value of the book is quite out of proportion to its size, and its importance will be appreciated by all those whom duty or inclination calls to study the Reformation.

Guardian

James Pounder Whitney (1857–1939) was an Anglican priest and ecclesiastical historian in England. He served as for 10 years as professor of ecclesiastical history at King’s College, London, and was Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Cambridge for 20. He was joint editor of The Cambridge Medieval History and wrote several books, including Hilderbrandine Essays.

The Age of Revolution

  • Author: William Holden Hutton
  • Series: The Church Universal
  • Publisher: The Macmillan Company
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 318

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In The Age of Revolution, William Holden Hutton covers church history from 1648 to 1815. Among the wealth of topics, he includes Louis XIV, various papacies, Jansenism and Port Royal, the Orthodox Church in Transylvania and the Balkans, the church beyond Europe, the French Revolution, and the Restoration.

There is a breadth of treatment, an accurate perspective, and a charitable spirit in all that Mr. Hutton writes which make him a worthy associate of Creighton and Stubbs in the great field of history.

Aberdeen Journal

William Holden Hutton (1860–1930) was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and became a tutor and fellow at St John’s College. From 1919 to 1930, he was dean of Winchester cathedral. He was the general editor of The Church Universal Collection. His other works include Sir Thomas More, An Elementary History of the Church in Great Britain, and The Hope of Man.

Product Details

  • Title: The Church Universal: Brief Histories of Her Continuous Life
  • Editor: William Holden Hutton
  • Series: The Church Universal
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 2,509