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University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 3

The Church in the Roman Empire

John W. Boyer and Julius Kirshner, General Editors
The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization sequence at the University of Chicago, were chosen by an outstanding group of scholars whose experience teaching that course spans almost four decades. Each volume includes rarely anthologized selections as well as standard, more familiar texts; a bibliography of recommended parallel readings; and introductions providing background for the selections. Beginning with Periclean Athens and concluding with twentieth-century Europe, these source materials enable teachers and students to explore a variety of critical approaches to important events and themes in Western history.

Individual volumes provide essential background reading for courses covering specific eras and periods. The complete nine-volume series is ideal for general courses in history and Western civilization sequences.

The table of contents for all nine volumes in the RWC series.

256 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1986

Readings in Western Civilization

Ancient Studies

History: European History

Religion: Christianity

Table of Contents

Series Editor Foreword
General Introduction and Select Bibliography

The Call to Conversion in a Hostile Environment
1. Justin Martyr, First Apology
2. Tatian, Address to the Greeks
3. Letter to Diognetus

From Persecuted to Persecutor

4.The Martyrdom of Saint Perpetua
5. Eusebius of Caesarea, The Ecclesiastical History
6 Athanasius, History of the Arians
7. Sozomen, Ecclesiastical History
8. Codex Theodosianus, 16.1.1
9. Augustine, Letter 185: On the Correction of the Donatists

Relations between Church Government and Imperial Administration

10. Eusebius of Caesarea, Life of Constantine the Great
11. Ambrose Letter 51: To Theodosius
12. Codex Theodosianus, 16.2.41
13. Jerome, Letter 1: To Innocent
14. Augustine, The City of God
15. Pope Gelasius I, Letter to the Emperor Anastasius

Christianity and Paganism

16. Augustine, The City of God
17. Codex Theodosianus,
18. Jerome, Against Vigilantius
19. Athanasius, Discourse 3 against the Arians
20. John Chrysostom, Homilies Concerning the Statues
21. Sozomen, Ecclesiastical History
22. Codex Theodosianus, 15.4.1
23. Ambrose Letters 17 and 18
24. Augustine, Letter 29
25. Gregory I, Dialogues
26. Justinian, Codex,


27. Athanasius, Life of Saint Anthony
28. Augustine, Confessions
29. Tertullian, On the Apparel of Women

Church Order

30. Didaskalia Apostolorum
31. Codex Theodosianus, 16.2.27
32. Augustine, Confessions
33. John Chrysostom, Letter to Olympias
34. Aetheria, The Pilgrimage of Etheria
35. Eusebius of Caesarea, The Ecclesiastical History
36. Irenaeus of Lyon, Against Heresies
37. Cyprian of Carthage, Letter 68 (64): To Florentius Pupianus, On Calumniators
38. Pope Leo I, Sermon 3: On the Anniversary of His Elevation to the Pontificate

Index of Names

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