Urban Legends of Church History
:Urban Legends Church History surveys forty of the most commonly misunderstood events of church history, from the period of the early church through the modern age. While these "urban legends" sometimes arise out of pure falsehood and fabrication, they...
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:Urban Legends Church History surveys forty of the most commonly misunderstood events of church history, from the period of the early church through the modern age. While these "urban legends" sometimes arise out of pure falsehood and fabrication, they are often the product of exaggerated recounting of actual historical events. With a pastoral tone and helpful explanations of where the error originally occurred, authors John Adair and Michael J. Svigel tackle legendary misconceptions like the early church worshiping on Saturday, or the unbroken chain of apostolic succession. Urban Legends of Church History will help readers avoid misunderstanding key events from church history, and guide them in applying the principles that have characterized the Christian church since first century.
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- :<p>introduction</p><p>part I: Urban Legends Of The Early Church (50&ndash;500)</p><p>1. The Earliest Christians Worshipped On Saturday</p><p>2. The Church Apostatized Shortly After The Apostles</p><p>3. The Sands Of The Colosseum Are Stained With The Martyrs&rsquo; Blood</p><p>4. The Lord&rsquo;s Supper Was Originally A Love Feast Or &ldquo;community Meal&quot;</p><p>5. The Earliest Church Didn&rsquo;t Know The Difference Between Orthodoxy And Heresy</p><p>6. An Emperor, Pope, Or Church Council Canonized The Bible</p><p>7. Pagan Philosophy Contaminated Christian Theology</p><p>8. The Doctrine Of The Trinity Developed Centuries After Jesus</p><p>9. The Emperor Constantine Made Christianity The Official State Religion</p><p>10. Women Never Served As Church Officers In The Early Church</p><p>part Ii: Urban Legends Of The Medieval Period (500&ndash;1500)</p><p>11. Nothing Good Came From The &ldquo;dark Ages&rdquo;</p><p>12. The Substitutionary Atonement First Appeared In The Middle Ages</p><p>13. The Roman Catholic Church Ruled Europe With Uniformity</p><p>14. The Christian Faith Was Lost During The Middle Ages</p><p>15. The One True Church Went Underground During The Dark Ages</p><p>16. The Medieval Catholic Church Completely Abandoned Salvation By Grace</p><p>17. The One True Church Is Marked By An Unbroken Chain Of Apostolic Succession</p><p>18. Abelard And Anselm Debated Over The Atonement . . . And Anselm Won</p><p>19. The Eastern And Western Churches Split Over Just One Word In The Creed</p><p>20. The Roman Catholic Church Regularly Burned Heretics At The Stake</p><p>part Iii: Urban Legends Of The Protestant Era (1500&ndash;1700)</p><p>21. The Protestant Reformers Concocted The Doctrine Of Salvation By Grace Through Faith</p><p>22. The Reformers Believed The Bible Was The Only Source For Theology</p><p>23. The Reformers Were Trying To Restore The Church Of The New Testament Era</p><p>24. The Reformers Removed The Apocrypha From The Bible</p><p>25. Protestants Don&rsquo;t Accept The Church Councils And Creeds</p><p>26. The Anabaptists Were The Predecessors Of Modern Baptists</p><p>27. John Calvin Summarized His Theology In &ldquo;five Points&rdquo;</p><p>28. Jacob Arminius Denied Depravity And Taught That Christians Could Lose Their Salvation</p><p>29. The King James Version Was The First Authorized Protestant Translation</p><p>30. The Pilgrims Fled Religious Oppression To Establish A Society Of Religious Freedom</p><p>part Iv: Urban Legends Of The Modern Age (1700&ndash;present)</p><p>31. Modern Scholars Were The First To Notice &ldquo;problem Passages&rdquo; In The Bible</p><p>32. The United States Was Originally A Christian Nation</p><p>33. Fundamentalists Were The First Christians To Believe In The Inerrancy Of Scripture</p><p>34. None Of The American Founding Fathers Were Orthodox Christians</p><p>35. Christians Took Genesis 1 Literally Until Darwin&rsquo;s Theory Of Evolution</p><p>36. Atheism First Threatened The Church In The Modern Era</p><p>37. The Church Has Never Been As Divided As It Is In The Modern Era</p><p>38. The Swiss Theologian Karl Barth Was A Liberal</p><p>39. Calvinists Nearly Killed Evangelism And Missions; Non-calvinists Revived Them</p><p>40. Date Setters And Sign Seekers Are A Uniquely Modern Phenomenon.</p><p>name And Subject Index</p>