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Christianity in 20th Century
Azusa Street Revival
Start of Pentecostal Movement
Went on for 9 years.
Spiritual experience: physical healing miracles, worship services, speaking in tongues, and inter-racial mingling.
Behavior was outrageous and unorthodox.
Now considered the primary catalyst for the spread of Pentacostalism.
Quest of the Historical Jesus
Biblical historical criticism
Written by a German author
Jesus' image has change throughout the years.
Federal Council of Churches
Association of Protestant demoninations (US)
Merged with others in 1950 --- how it got its name
Founded at convention that met at Academy of Music in Philidalphia (May 1908)
Originally 32 denominations.
Einburgh International Missionary Conference
1910 World Missionary Conference.
Culmination of 19th century Protestant Christian missions
Formal beginnings of modern Protestant Christian movement.
1,200 representatives from North America and parts of Europe
Set of 90 essays published by Bible Institute of LA --- 4 volume set
Written to affirm conservative protestant beliefs, especially peope of Refromed tradition.
Foundation of modern Christian fundamentalism.
Social Creed of Churches
Methodism's outrage over miserable lives of millions of factory workers, mines, mills, tenements, and company towns.
Adopted by the Methodist Episcopal Church. The first denomination in Christendom to adopt a Social Creed.
Altered throughout the years
Commentary on Romans
The Epistle to the Romans.
Disillusioned with German Protestant Liberalism and Religious Socialism --- WWI
Commentary on Paul's Epstile to the Romans --- rethink theological inheiritance.
Restructure Protestant theology.
C.S. Lewis comes to faith in Christ
Became an atheist at 15
Convinced to become Christian by his friend.
After being convinced, he finally converted to Christianity in 1931.
Became a member of the Church of England.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Wycliffe Global Alliance.
translated Bible in all different languages.
Founded in 1942.
Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral
Portrays assasination of Archbishop Thomas Beckett (Canterbury Cathedral)
Play written in the time of facism in Europe.
National Association of Evangelicals
Fellowhip of member denominations, churches, organizations, and individuals.
Goal is to honor God by connecting a representing Evangelicals in the US.
Currently working in 4 main areas: Church and Faith Partners, Government Relations, Chaplains Commission, and World Relief.
Formed by 147 people! That's a lot of people!
Revised Standard Version of New Testament
Revision company was comissioned in 1870 --- convocation of Canterbury.
Goal was to adapt King James' version to the present state of the English language without changing the idiom and vocab.
Present standard of Biblical scholarship.
Greek text used to translate was high reliability.
Significant in English Bible history.
World Council of Churches
Inter-church organization founded in 1948.
Members: Anglican Communion, Assyran Church of the East, Eastern Orthodox Church, Old Catholic Church... there's more than just those.
Describes themselves as "a worldwide fellowship of 349 global, regional and sub-regional, national and local churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service."
Represent 590 million people across the world in 150 countries! This includes 520,000 congregations by 493,000 pastors and preists.
Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity
Roman Catholic religious congregation.
4,500 religious sisters.
Members of congregation must abide by the following vows: chasity, poverty, obedience, and give free service to the poor.
They help refugees, former prostitutes, mentally ill, sick children, abadoned children, lepers, people with AIDS, the aged/elderly, and others.
Missionaries leave China
Arthur Matthews --- protestant Christian missionary. Served China Inland Mission
Ruper Clark --- with Arthur Matthews
Last foreign missionaries to leave China after the takeover of the Communist Party of China occured.
Vatican II opens
Second Vatican Council.
Adress relations between Catholic church and modern world.
Most important message is "the Paschal Mystery as the center of what it is to be Christian and therefore of the Christian life, the Christian year, the Christian seasons."
Different languages at mass other than Latin!
The Living Bible
English version of the Bible
Title is a paraphrase from American Standard Version.
Recieved in many Evangelical circles.
Youth for Christ and Young Life liked it.
Lausanna Congress - World Evangelization
First International Congress on World Evangelization
Lausanne Convenant, one of the documents of modern Evangelical Christianity. -2,700 Evangelical Christians (leaders)
Progress, resources, and methods of evangelizing the world.
Brought together leders from 150 nations!
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