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Early Church and the World by C J Cadoux

Cecil John Cadoux [1883–1947], The Early Church and the World. A History of the Christian Attitude to Pagan Society and the State Down to the Time of Constantius

In this book C.J. Cadoux traces the development of Christian attitudes to the Roman Empire, heathen religions, war, family-life, poverty and slavery during the first four centuries of the Church. This public domain volume was digitised from a copy held in Spurgeon’s College Library.

Cecil John Cadoux [1883–1947], The Early Church and the World. A History of the Christian Attitude to Pagan Society and the State Down to the Time of Constantius. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1925. Hbk. pp.675. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  1. Jesus
    1. Mankind and the Kingdom of God
    2. The Laws of Reward and Punishment
    3. Ethical Principles of Jesus and Their Application to Dealings with Outsiders
    4. Jesus’ Attitude to the State
    5. Jesus and War
    6. Jesus and the Family
    7. Jesus and Poverty
  2. The Earlier Apostolic Age, 30-70 AD
    1. The World and the Church
    2. Eschatology
    3. Ethical Principles and Their General Application
    4. Attitude to the State
    5. War
    6. The Sexes and the Family
    7. Property
    8. Slavery and Other Customs
  3. The Later Apostolic Age, 70-110 AD
    1. The World and the Church
    2. Eschatology
    3. Ethical Principles and Their General Application
    4. Attitude to the State
    5. War
    6. The Sexes and the Family
    7. Property
    8. Slavery, Idolatry, Etc.
  4. The Period of the Earlier Apologists, 110-180 AD
    1. The World and the Church
    2. Eschatology
    3. General Attitude to Heathen Society
    4. Attitude to Heathen Learning, Philosophy, and Religion
    5. Attitude to the State
    6. War
    7. The Institutions of Family-Life, Property, and Slavery
  5. The Period of the Great Thinkers, 180-225 AD
    1. The World and the Church
    2. Eschatology
    3. General Attitude to Heathen Society
    4. Attitude to Heathen Learning and Philosophy
    5. Attitude to Heathen Religion
    6. Attitude to the State
    7. War
    8. The Institutions of Family-Life, Property, and Slavery
  6. The Period of Final Struggle and Settlement, 250-313 AD
    1. The World and the Church
    2. Eschatology
    3. General Attitude to Heathen Society
    4. Attitude to Heathen Learning and Philosophy
    5. Attitude to Heathen Religion
    6. Attitude to the State
    7. War
    8. The Institutions of Family-Life, Property, and Slavery
  • Epilogue
  • Index

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