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Now in its fourth edition, this bestselling textbook (over 125,000 copies sold) isolates key events that provide a framework for understanding the history of Christianity. The book presents Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon rather than just a Western experience.This popular textbook is organized around 14 key moments in church history, providing contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as he has revealed his purpose through the centuries. The new edition includes a new preface, updates throughout the book, revised "further readings" for each chapter, new sidebar content, and study questions. It also more thoroughly highlights the importance of women in Christian history and the impact of world Christianity.Turning Points is well suited to introductory courses on the history of Christianity as well as study groups in churches. Additional resources for instructors are available through Textbook eSources.ContentsPreface to the Fourth EditionIntroduction: The Idea of Turning Points and Reasons for Studyingthe History of Christianity1. 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. Church and Nation: The English Act of Supremacy (1534)9. Catholic Reform and Worldwide Outreach: The Founding of theJesuits (1540)10. The New Piety: The Conversion of the Wesleys (1738)11. Discontents of the Modern West: The French Revolution (1789)12. A Faith for All the World: The Edinburgh Missionary Conference(1910)13. Mobilizing for the Future: The Second Vatican Council (1962-65)and the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (1974)Afterword: The Character of Christianity and the Search forTurning PointsStudy QuestionsIndex

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"Turning Points is a magnificent, well-written, and resourceful survey of many of the major moments in the history of Christianity. This edition's inclusion of more voices of women whose lives and works have contributed to the formation and expansion of Christianity is a significant improvement."

Blurred Boundaries explores decisive moments when the traditional boundaries of fiction/nonfiction, truth and falsehood blur. Nichols argues that a history of social representation in film, television and video requires an understanding of the fate of both contemporary and older work. Traditionally, film history and cultural studies sought to place films in a historical context. Nichols proposes a new goal: to examine how specific works, old and new, promote or suppress a sense of historical consciousness. Examining work from Eisenstein's Strike to the Rodney King videotape, Nichols interrelates issues of formal structure, viewer response and historical consciousness. Simultaneously, Blurred Boundaries radically alters the interpretive frameworks offered by neo-formalism and psychoanalysis: Comprehension itself becomes a social act of transformative understanding rather than an abstract mental process while the use of psychoanalytic terms like desire, lack, or paranoia to make social points metaphorically yields to a vocabulary designed expressly for historical interpretation such as project, intentionality and the social imaginary. An important departure from prevailing trends in many fields, Blurred Boundaries offers new directions for the study of visual culture.

Long before the invention of photography and motion pictures, artists strove to tell stories visually. This was particularly true in the Middle Ages, when artists often took inspiration from written narratives. In illuminated manuscripts, texts and images are closely interwoven, appearing in many creative combinations.The manuscripts in this exhibition feature some of the ingenious methods that medieval illuminators used to depict crucial factors of narrative: the drama of decisivemoments, the development of events through time, and verbal interaction.Although various visual techniques help convey what is happening, viewers still need to interpret certain clues and complete the tales in their imagination. In this way, fixed images on the page come alive.


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