Turning Points in The History of the Church

From the First to the 21st Century

 

1. The Church Pushed Out on Its Own: The Fall of Jerusalem (70)

 

2. Realities of Empire: The Council of Nicaea (325)

 

3. Doctrine, Politics, and Life in the Word: The Council of Chalcedon (451)

 

4. The Monastic Rescue of the Church: Benedict’s Rule (530)

 

5. The Culmination of Christendom: The Coronation of Charlemagne (800)

 

6. Division between East and West: The Great Schism (1054)

 

7. The Beginnings of Protestantism: The Diet of Worms (1521)

 

8. A New Europe: The English Act of Supremacy (1534)

 

9. Catholic Reform and Worldwide Outreach: The Founding of the Jesuits (1540)

 

10. The New Piety: The Conversion of the Wesleys (1738)

 

11. Discontents of the Modern West: The French Revolution (1789)

 

12. Restoration Heritage: Alexander/Thomas Campbell’s “Sermon on The Law” and “The Last Will and Testament”- Leadership for Tomorrow, Restoration Heritage in Cultural Context.

 

13. A Faith for All the World: The Edinburgh Missionary Conference (1910)

 

14. Further Turning Points in Our Heritage in the Twentieth Century--

 

Resurgence of “Open Membership”

Evangelical Shift in “Openness Theology”

Perfectionism

 

(see my articles--”Restoration Attitudes About Biblical Authority, Church and Culture;” and “Hermeneutics of Alexander and Thomas Campbell”

 

15. The New Challenge of Tolerance, Terrorism, Diversity in Post Modern Multiculturalism in our Global Village (1980's - 2002) - After 9.11.01

 

Leviticus 25, Isaiah 61, Luke 4

 

James D. Strauss