Christendom


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Christendom

the collective body of Christians throughout the world or throughout history
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I know there's not a magazine in Christendom that wouldn't jump at it.
But Heaven ordered it otherwise, not for any fault or neglect of the general who commanded on our side, but for the sins of Christendom, and because it was God's will and pleasure that we should always have instruments of punishment to chastise us.
Of all these pardons which I bear every one is stamped and signed by our holy father, the prop and centre of Christendom.
Cohen argues that, whereas Christian self-definition and the absence of the religious "other" in Christendom led to exclusion, persecution, and exile, the dhimmi status of both Jews and Christians under Islam "gave non-Muslims an aura of embeddedness in society" that mitigated ill treatment.
The construct of home, church and government that worked together to support and instill "Christian values," the Christendom culture, is in its death throes.
Recently translated into English under the title Europe Today and Tomorrow (Ignatius Press, 2007), the book wistfully recalls the continent's Christendom heritage and argues that, without a return to its spiritual foundations, Europe's moral and political disintegration is inevitable.
It is now recognized within the Catholic Church that the loss of faith among the peoples who once constituted Christendom is well advanced.
Paul among the Postliberals: Pauline Theology beyond Christendom and Modernity.
The purpose of this section is to argue that the Italians who sought positions in England were not, as is generally assumed, lesser figures unable to secure prestigious appointments in Italy and hence had to travel to the farthest outposts of Christendom for work.
Simplicity of form and decoration is precisely the quality which characterized the vesture of early Christendom, and is still the defining feature of the best examples of vesture of our present era.
A "Yea Roster" on the site features theologians from only six schools, primarily Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, Catholic University of America in Washington, Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, and Christendom College in Winchester, Virginia.
Heretics of the Radical Reformation were executed in those cages, where their bodies and bones remained on public display as a warning to dissenters and witness to the triumph of imperial Christendom.