Preface to English Edition.
Introduction to the American Edition.
Early Years of the Christian Church.
Book First. The First Period of the Apostolic Age, from Pentecost to the Council of Jerusalem, A.D. 30-50.
Chapter I. Commencement of the Christian Church.
§ I. Actual Foundation of the Church on the Day of Pentecost. Its First Mission and First Persecution
§ II. The Teaching and First Constitution of the Church at Jerusalem.
Chapter II. First Internal Conflict, and First Extension of the Church Beyond Jerusalem.
§ I. The Seven Deacons of the Church at Jerusalem. Stephen.
§ II. The Dispersion of the Christians. The Gospel in Samaria. Simon Magus. Philip and the Eunuch.
§ III. Foundation of the Church of Antioch, and Conversion of the Centurion Cornelius.
§ IV. The Church at Jerusalem at the time of the First Mission beyond Judæa.
§ I. Saul of Tarsus. His Preparation and Conversion.
§ II. St. Paul's First Journey.
Chapter IV. The Two Conferences at Jerusalem, and the Dispute at Antioch.
§ I. The Two Conferences.
§ II. The Dispute at Antioch.
Book Second. Second Period of the Apostolic Age.—The Apostolic Church up to the Death of St. Paul, From A.D. 50-65.
Chapter I. Missions of the Church During This Period.
§ I. Second Missionary Journey of St. Paul.
§ II. Third Missionary Journey of St. Paul.
Chapter II. Missions and Persecutions of the Church from the Captivity of St Paul to His Death and That of St. Peter.
§ I. Various Phases of St. Paul's Captivity.
§ II. Mission of the other Apostles during this period.
§ III. Mode of Primitive Evangelization. Origin of the First Three Gospels.
§ IV. First Roman Persecution of Christianity. Persecution in Judæa. Death of James, the brother of the Lord.
Chapter III. Various Forms of Christian Doctrine in the Second Period of the Apostolic Age.
§ I. Fundamental Unity in Diversity.
§ II. Doctrine of James.
§ III. Doctrinal Type of Peter. The First Two Gospels.
§ IV. Doctrine of St. Paul.
§ V. God “spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all.”
§ VI. The Gospel of Luke and the Epistle to the Hebrews.
Chapter IV. State of the Church During This Period. First Symptoms of Heresy.
§ I. The yudaizing tendency in the Churches of Palestine, Galatia, Macedonia, Achaia, and Italy.
§ II. Dualistic heresies in Crete, at Colosse, and at Ephesus.
Chapter V. Constitution of the Churches During This Period.
§ I. General Principles of Ecclesiastical Organization.
§ II. Gifts and offices.
Chapter VI. Worship and the Christian Life.
§ I. Christian Worship during this Period.
§ II. The Christian Life.
Book Third. Period of St. John, or Close of the Apostolic Age and Transition to the Age Following.
Chapter I. The Fall of Jerusalem and Its Consequences.
§ I. Destruction of the Holy City.
§ II. Consequences to the Church of the Destruction of the Temple.
Chapter II. St. John the Apostle and Prophet.
§ I. Life of St. John.
§ II. The Revelation.
Chapter III. The Doctrine of St. John.
§ I. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
§ II. The Word and the World.
§ III. The Word and Redemption.
§ IV. The Word in the Christian and in the Church until the end of time.
Chapter IV. The Churches in the Time of St. John.
§ I. External Condition.
§ II. Internal Condition of the Churches. Heresies. Church Organization.
Note A. Literature of the Subject.
Note B. The Chronology of the Acts.
Note C. On the Principal Source of the History of the Primitive Church.
Note E. The Council at Jerusalem.
Note F. On the Supposed Second Captivity of Paul.
Note G. The Epistles of St. Paul.
Note H. On the Epistles of James and of Jude.
Note I. On the Second Epistle of Peter.
Note J. On the Author of the Epistle to the Hebrews.
Note K. Diversity of Opinions as to the Theology of the Apostolic Age.
Note L. On the Authenticity and the Date of the Apocalypse.
Note M. Authenticity of the Gospel and Epistles of John.
Index of Subjects
Passages of Scripture Quoted or Referred to.
Index of Authors Quoted or Referred to.
Index of Scripture References
Greek Words and Phrases
Latin Words and Phrases
German Words and Phrases
Index of Pages of the Print Edition