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  Christendom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Christendom, in the widest sense, refers to Christianity as a territorial phenomenon: those countries where most people are Christians, or nominal Christians, are part of Christendom.
In essence, the vision of Christendom is a vision of a Christian theocracy, a government devoted to the enforcement of Christian values, and whose institutions are suffused with Christian piety.
Christendom was given a firmer meaning with the creation of Charlemagne's kingdom, the Christian Empire of the West.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Christendom   (785 words)

The formation of Christendom was to be the work of a new generation of nations, baptized in their infancy and receiving even the message of the ancient world from the lips of Christian teachers.
For this sense of a common Christendom was not confined to the clergy or the knightly and baronial classes.
The history of this change from the Christendom of the twelfth century to the nations of the Reformation epoch, is the history of the later Middle Ages.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03699b.htm   (5606 words)

 Christendom - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
However, under the motto of the clash of civilizations, the idea might currently experience a revival, in order to help define the West in contrast to other cultures.
Building Of Christendom : History Of Christendom Vol 2 (A History of Christendom, Vol.
Christendom Awake: On Re-Energizing the Church in Culture
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /christendom.htm   (818 words)

 The End of Christendom | The Anabaptist Network
During the second half of the twentieth century the demise of Christendom in western culture was generally assumed to be a cause or consequence of secularisation.
The demise of Christendom in western culture is the first instance of such a cultural shift occurring without the pressure of persecution or the adoption of a different story.
xvii The critique of Christendom and language of post-Christendom is not a thinly-veiled assault on established churches.
www.anabaptistnetwork.com /endofchristendom   (5421 words)

 The end of Christendom
Christendom is dying: we are entering a new culture that is ‘after Christendom’ and we realise we will need time to find our bearings in this new landscape.
Christendom is passing, but it is Christendom that has shaped our culture and from which post-Christendom is a development.
[16] The critique of Christendom and language of post-Christendom is not a thinly-veiled assault on established churches.
www.opensourcetheology.net /book/print/361   (5181 words)

 Christendom College Announces Tenth Consecutive Record Enrollment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Christendom has helped over 50 men and 35 women find their vocations to the priesthood or religious life and looks forward with great joy to the others who will also join in the Lord's harvest.
Although the lectures are primarily for Christendom's students and faculty, the public is always cordially invited to attend.
While in Rome, the pilgrims will be present at the beatification of Mother Teresa on Oct. 19, and at the 25th Anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul II to the Chair of Peter as well as the closing of the Year of the Rosary on Oct. 16.
www.catholicexchange.com /vm/index.asp?vm_id=24&art_id=20300   (720 words)

 After Christendom | The Anabaptist Network
After Christendom is an exciting new series of books, commissioned by Paternoster Publishing, exploring the implications of the demise of Christendom and the challenges facing a church now living on the margins of western society.
The end of Christendom in Europe and America is saddening for Christians who got comfort from regular general acceptance of the Christian church by the society we lived in.
I am constantly surprised by evidence that the Free Churches are thoroughly immersed in a Christendom mentality and are grateful for the remains of Christendom even though they are descended from those who objected to it in the past.
www.anabaptistnetwork.com /AfterChristendom   (1373 words)

 Search: Christendom - Info.co.uk
Christendom College is an accredited four-year, Roman Catholic liberal arts College located in the Shenandoah Valley.
For example, he objects to the metaphor of a 'wall of separation' because he assumes that such a wall must necessarily enclose religion away from society and hence represents a form of hostility against religion.
Christendom, in the widest sense, refers to Christianity as a territorial phenomenon...
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 Insight on the News: Inculcating a Passion for Truth and Learning - Christendom College President Timothy O'Donnell - ...
Christendom College President Timothy O'Donnell is committed to educating students with authentic grounding in the great Western intellectual tradition.
It is that at tiny Christendom, amid all the other things undergrads are prone to do, from drinking beer to daydreaming on a grand scale, students are very likely to be found talking passionately -- and to care deeply about -- what they learn from their college's traditional curriculum.
Insight: Christendom College is a Roman Catholic institution, and one of the "givens" of the modern secular world is that education should be a "liberation" from religion and its demands, a learning to "think freely."
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1571/is_32_17/ai_77812362   (1517 words)

 christendom college   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Warren Carroll, founding president of Christendom College in Front Royal, recalled how — with the help of God’s providence and the timely generosity of faithful benefactors — the infant liberal arts college survived severe financial difficulties during its first year in 1977.
Christendom’s maturation was evident Sept. 14 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Tyson’s Corner as alumni, faculty, students and friends gathered for the silver anniversary celebration.
Christendom presented Nicholson with its Pro Deo et Patria Medal at a Sept. 13 ceremony held at the Front Royal campus.
www.catholicherald.com /articles/02articles/christ0919.htm   (284 words)

 The Chronicle: 3/29/2002: A New Christendom
In describing the rising neo-orthodox world, I have spoken of a "new Christendom." The phrase evokes a medieval European age of faith, one of passionate spirituality and a pervasive Christian culture.
The last Christendom, in the Middle Ages, was anything but an unmixed blessing for either church or society.
Critically, Christendom was defined in terms of what it was not, since the Christian world existed in unhappy conjunction with neighboring Muslim states.
chronicle.com /free/v48/i29/29b00701.htm   (3928 words)

 Saving for college tution cost calculator Christendom College saving plan fund money free tution
Tuition costs at Christendom College, as with the price of college elsewhere, are likely to increase every year.
When you find out Christendom College's cost of tuition you can determine if your current savings plan is adequate, or whether you need to start saving more for college, and maybe start thinking of financial aid, Stafford loans, 529 plans, Coverdell ESA and other tuition financing options.
Based on this example, the total projected Christendom College tuition payments are $98,395 over time, assuming a 5% annual increase.
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 Congregational Leaders | Articles & News
A metaphor or image for the Christendom paradigm is that of a prepared meal, all courses planned in advance and served in proper sequence.
Shared by Christendom and Neo-Christendom is a deep respect for the liturgical structures of the church.
Authors and thinkers in the Christendom paradigm are Pat Robertson, Robert Schuller, Billy Graham, Tim LaHaye, George Barna, William Bennett, Max Lucado, Beth Moore, and Jack Canfield.
www.gbod.org /congregational/articles.asp?act=reader&item_id=2549   (2085 words)

 Christendom or Christianity - Which One Is "The Light Of The World"?
It was Christendom herself, and it is actually to Christendom that the historical expression Dark Ages is applied.
Christendom believes in a fiery purgatory or in a hell of eternal torment of human souls after death, and will the heathen get less painful torture from Christendom's purgatory and hell than from their own heathenish purgatory or hell?
Not Christendom, but Christianity is "the light of the world." Christendom with her United Nations organization is the "light that failed" and has no future beyond the battle of Armageddon.
www.strictlygenteel.co.uk /booklets/corc.html   (5667 words)

 Christendom Has Betrayed God and the Bible - Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site
Christendom has had the Bible for centuries, and its clergy claim to teach it and to be God's representatives.
Thus, by what they have taught and what they have done, the religions of Christendom have demonstrated that their claim of believing in the Bible and of being God-fearing and Christian is a lie.
However, the failure of the clergy and churches of Christendom, as well as the failure of other religions outside Christendom, does not mean the failure of the Bible.
www.watchtower.org /library/pr/article_04.htm   (1464 words)

 Benefits of Giving Wisely to Christendom College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
You believe in the work of Christendom College, and you want to ensure that we will be a force for good in the lives of generations of individuals to come.
You may be holding assets that would benefit Christendom more than they do you -- such as a life insurance policy that you no longer need, a parcel of real estate like a second home or undeveloped land, or a collection of books or artwork that you no longer have room to display.
You can make Christendom a partner in your giving -- you can deed us your home but continue to live there, you can sell us property at a charitable discount, and you can make a gift that pays you lifetime income.
www.christendom.gift-planning.org   (399 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Union of Christendom
If, then, we limit the application of the term Christendom to this, its most authentic expression, the unity of Christendom is not a lost ideal to be recovered, but a stupendous reality which has always been in stable possession.
The next great schism which divided Christendom was that which is known as the Photian schism, and led to the separatist existence of that vast body of Christians which has come to be called "the orthodox Church".
The fourth great breach in the union of Christendom was that caused by the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15132a.htm   (11280 words)

 Christendom and Counterfeit Christianity by Soren Kierkegaard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Christendom is a society of people who call themselves Christians because they occupy themselves with obtaining information about those who a long time ago submitted themselves to Christ’s examination – spiritlessly forgetting that they themselves are up for examination.
Thus Christendom has become the very opposite of what Christianity is. Christianity is restlessness, the restlessness of the eternal.
Christendom is a tricky boy who pretends he does not understand what God meant but thinks that since it is a great joy the task must be to enjoy life thoroughly.
www.bruderhof.com /articles/CounterfeitChristianity.htm?source=DailyDigRSS   (3130 words)

 History of Christendom series by Warren H. Carroll (High School Level) Catholic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The third of Dr. Warren H. Carroll's fully documented history of Christendom presents the glory of the High Middle Ages, the age of united and triumphant Christendom: the flowering of Christian civilization which produced saints and heroes, Popes, kings and queens, phiosophers, and architects whose achievements glow like beacons across the centuries.
This fourth volume is primarily concerned with the split in Christendom created by the Protestant revolt of Martin Luther an dhis followers.
It covers in detail the years between the emergence of Luther as a major figure and the beginning of the personal reign of Louis XIV in Frrance in 1661, with separate discussions of the missionary efforts and accomplishments of the Church in America and the Orient during these years.
bywayofthefamily.com /seriesresults2.cfm?strSeriesCode=HistofChristend   (290 words)

 ALLELON - Articles: Viewing Article
This lack of definition allows Christendom to be set up as a “straw man” that is easily demolished, despite never really existing in the form described for any length of time.
A caricature of Christendom might be popular with people who look back on history through sentimental eyes, or those who prefer to remain a minority on the fringes of life, but it does not provide much guidance to those who are struggling to live in the modern world.
If we focused the debate on particular issues, rather than using the vague expression Christendom, speakers on all sides of the debate would be clearer about what we are saying and why it is being said.
www.allelon.org /articles/article.cfm?id=184   (732 words)

 Christendom College's Year in Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the academic arena, Christendom was awarded full accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
This is a major accomplishment and means Christendom has met rigorous academic standards and, importantly, did so without sacrificing or compromising our Catholic identity and mission.
Christendom was once again ranked among the top 125 colleges in the country in ISI Books' newly-revised 2004 guide, Choosing the Right College.
www.catholicexchange.com /vm/index.asp?art_id=22360   (570 words)

 New Christendom
The New Christendom will be a modem expression of Christian social principles, which are based on Divine Revelation and expressed in the Catholic Church's social teaching.
A totalitarian system is organized idolatry of the State; the State becomes the be-all and end-all of human existence, and determines the criteria of good and evil to benefit itself.
In the New Christendom, Almighty God is the Be-All and End-All of human existence.
www.angelfire.com /ky/dodone/VNC.html   (595 words)

 The SF Site Featured Review: Christendom
Christendom is one of those science fiction novels that only says Fiction on the back.
Sometimes this is a sign that the author has no knowledge of the genre or that they believe in the old "its too good to be sci-fi" cliché (Paul Theroux and P.D. James are two notorious culprits).
Christendom is remarkably well written book and an impressive progression.
www.sfsite.com /06b/ci130.htm   (735 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Given that population and religious enthusiasm is waning in the northern hemisphere, and just the opposite is going on in the southern one, Jenkins predicts that Christianity's center of gravity will migrate to Africa and Central and South America in the immediate decades ahead.
He helps us to work through the implications of this even as he persuades us that the hegemony of Euro-American Christianity is a thing of the past and that-unless we pay attention-we who are part of it are likely to be, as the old song says, the last to know.
Jenkins, professor of History and Religious Studies at Penn State, has thoroughly researched the current trends of the church worldwide, unlike most contemporary church literature, which tends to focus only on the U.S. His conclusions are filled with hope for a growing church, but challenging for the northern hemisphere in which mainline churches are dying.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0195146166?v=glance   (4087 words)

 Christendom vs. Christianity
Many members of Christendom have lived lives that were totally unworthy of the name Christian.
During the Middle Ages, everyone in Europe, except the Jews who had been scattered from their homeland, and the Moslems who had invaded parts of Spain, were a part of Christendom.
So if you are one of those in Christendom, but not a true Christian, then its time to turn your life over to Christ, and get into the inner circle.
www.konig.org /wc55.htm   (725 words)

 FT June/July 2002: The Next Christendom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Recently a Hungarian Catholic sociologist suggested to me that as far as the future social geography of religion was concerned Rome might as well be in the center of Africa as the center of the Mediterranean.
This does not mean a reversion to medieval organicism or to a synthesis of church and state, but it may be that some African countries will mobilize their identities in Christian terms.
The sub—themes of The Next Christendom mostly relate to the decline in the numerical and intellectual influence of Europe.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft0206/reviews/martin.html   (4792 words)

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