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Monks and Mystics - Volume 2: Chronicles of the Medieval Church (Withrow)

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This is the second volume in the History Lives series. 

Let history come to life - just the way it should be.

Read the stories of Gregory the Great, Boniface, Charlemagne, Constantine Methodius, Vladimir, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Sienna, John Wyclif and John Hus.

From people of the Medieval church you can discover how the young Christian church moved on into another era of time. From Gregory I through to Wyclif and Hus you can discover about the crusades and the spread of Islam as well as the beginnings of universities and the Reformation.

As the church moves on through the centuries you can see its people struggling against persecution and problems from inside and out.

Learn from their mistakes and errors but more importantly learn from their amazing strengths and gifts. Marvel at God's wonderful care of his people - the church - the Christian church.

Written in a modern and relaxed style this is a book that will introduce you to history without the tears and with all the wonder.

Extra features throughout this book include looking deeper into issues such as Islam; Division; The crusades; the first university; Creeds and Councils and the Renaissance.

Table of Contents:

Medieval Church Timeline

What was the Medieval Church?

Gregory the Great: An ape who became a lion

How Did the Pope Get His Name?

Boniface: The good news of Christ in foreign worlds

Charlemagne: Crowned by God

What is Islam?

Constantine and Methodius: You sent us holy men

Vladimir: If you know him, you too will rejoice

A Divided Church: The Great Schism of 1054

Anselm of Canterbury: May God so reign in your heart

What were the Crusades?

Bernard of Clairvaux: Did you lead us here to die?

Francis: A knight in monk’s clothing

How the University was Born

Thomas Aquinas: We Call him the Dumb Ox

Catherine of Sienna: Do that which you have promised

John Wyclif: I will not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord

Councils of the Medieval Church

John Hus: This goose is not afraid of being cooked

Other Medieval Christians

The Renaissance: The Middle Ages Come to an End

Where We Got Our Information