History of the Christian Church During the First Six Centuries


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(3.5 stars; 15 reviews)

The intention of this work is to provide a sketch of the History of the Church in the first six centuries of its existence, resting throughout on original authorities, and also giving references to the principal modern works which have dealt specially with its several portions. It is hoped that it may be found to supply a convenient summary for those who can give but little time to the study, and also to serve as a guide for those who desire to make themselves acquainted with the principal documents from which the History is drawn. (Introduction from book)

(15 hr 19 min)

Chapters

Preface, Introduction 6:32 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter I : The Preparation of the World 21:29 Read by JoeD
Chapter II : The apostolic Church, pt 1. 24:16 Read by JoeD
Chapter II : The apostolic Church, pt 2 20:40 Read by JoeD
Chapter III: The early Struggles of the Church, pt 1 31:54 Read by JoeD
Chapter III: The early Struggles of the Church, pt 2 20:19 Read by JoeD
Chapter IV : Growth and Characteristics of the Church, pt 1 19:57 Read by Ann Boulais
Chapter IV : Growth and Characteristics of the Church, pt 2 14:19 Read by Ann Boulais
Chapter IV : Growth and Characteristics of the Church, pt 3 20:00 Read by Ann Boulais
Chapter V : The Great Divisions, pt 1 26:58 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter V : The Great Divisions, pt 2 28:15 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter VI : The Theology of the Church and its Opponents, pt1 12:02 Read by Anna Roberts
Chapter VI : The Theology of the Church and its Opponents, pt 2 16:56 Read by Anna Roberts
Chapter VII : The Organization of the Church, pt 1 23:52 Read by Anna Roberts
Chapter VII : The Organization of the Church, pt 2 7:24 Read by Anna Roberts
Chapter VIII : Social Life and Ceremonies of the Church, pt 1 16:44 Read by Anna Roberts
Chapter VIII : Social Life and Ceremonies of the Church, pt 2 14:58 Read by Anna Roberts
Chapter VIII : Social Life and Ceremonies of the Church, pt 3 11:33 Read by Anna Roberts
Chapter IX : The Church and the Empire, pt 1 14:32 Read by TriciaG
Chapter IX : The Church and the Empire, pt 2 21:19 Read by TriciaG
Chapter IX : The Church and the Empire, pt 3 19:01 Read by TriciaG
Chapter IX : The Church and the Empire, pt 4 32:56 Read by TriciaG
Chapter X : Theology and Theologians, pt 1 22:26 Read by TriciaG
Chapter X : Theology and Theologians, pt 2 31:50 Read by TriciaG
Chapter X : Theology and Theologians, pt 3 26:01 Read by TriciaG
Chapter XI : Controversies on the Faith, pt 1 8:21 Read by Sean F. Sawyers
Chapter XI : Controversies on the Faith, pt 2 52:31 Read by Sean F. Sawyers
Chapter XI : Controversies on the Faith, pt 3 23:12 Read by Sean F. Sawyers
Chapter XI : Controversies on the Faith, pt 4 28:08 Read by Sean F. Sawyers
Chapter XI : Controversies on the Faith, pt 5 24:12 Read by Sean F. Sawyers
Chapter XI : Controversies on the Faith, pt 6 23:55 Read by Anna Roberts
Chapter XII : Discipline and Life of the Church, pt 1 20:12 Read by lukeprog
Chapter XII : Discipline and Life of the Church, pt 2 21:33 Read by lukeprog
Chapter XII : Discipline and Life of the Church, pt 3 7:24 Read by lukeprog
Chapter XII : Discipline and Life of the Church, pt 4 32:05 Read by lukeprog
Chapter XIII : Ecclesiastical Ceremonies and Art, pt 1 38:41 Read by JoeD
Chapter XIII : Ecclesiastical Ceremonies and Art, pt 2 16:00 Read by JoeD
Chapter XIII : Ecclesiastical Ceremonies and Art, pt 3 26:34 Read by JoeD
Chapter XIII : Ecclesiastical Ceremonies and Art, pt 4 13:17 Read by Anna Roberts
Chapter XIV : Growth of the Church, pt 1 7:40 Read by TriciaG
Chapter XIV : Growth of the Church, pt 2 13:02 Read by TriciaG
Chapter XIV : Growth of the Church, pt 3 12:39 Read by TriciaG
Chapter XIV : Growth of the Church, pt 4 20:48 Read by TriciaG
Chronological Table 22:44 Read by TriciaG

Reviews

Hisory

(4 stars)

I am so glad you have done this book!!! I only have one complaint. in past I have asked you never let Kristine Bekere read again. Well, once again we cannot understand entire chapters of the txt. She may think she can speak English but trust me, only 10% can understand her and most of them are blood relatives. Please stop allowing Kirstine Bekere to read English. But keep the good comming. Thank you

reader is hard to understand

(3 stars)

for me, it is a bit hard to understand the whole introduction. Perhaps because I am an American? Would it be possible for another volunteer to read this as well?

Perfectly intelligible reading - but it's not a history book

(0.5 stars)

Having read the previous reviews urging to ban a certain volunteer from reading in English, I approached the book with some dread. As to the listeners' complaints - yes, it is because you are Americans, and tolerate only specific accents (have you tried Welsh or Scottish??). I understood this reader perfectly, her pronunciation is very accurate (given her Russian/Latvian accent). This is much more than I can say about some North-American readers, who can't read fluently, swap letters in long words - with the result of unintelligible text, and don't do their homework regarding places and names - with the result of funny, if not embarrassing mistakes. Yet another reason you had difficulty understanding the Preface is that it cites books in German (!). I do hope that you haven't mistaken it for unintelligible English... So, dear Pax-Americans, a little tolerance! It is an international project (though based in the US) and it is based on volunteers.