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Ch. 1: What is the Religion of Jesus?
Ch. 2: Causes of the Rapid Expansion of Early Christianity
Ch. 3: Contrasts between Historical Christianity and the Religion of Jesus
Ch. 4: Contrasts between Contemporary Christianity and the Religion of Jesus

Ch. 1: What is the Religion of Jesus?

Ch. 2: Causes of the Rapid Expansion of Early Christianity

Ch. 3: Contrasts between Historical Christianity and the Religion of Jesus

Ch. 4: Contrasts between Contemporary Christianity and the Religion of Jesus

around their borders, and to control the political and economic life of industrially backward regions.


  1. James Meeker Ludlow, The Age of the Crusades. Christian Literature Co. 1896 pp.164-167
  2. Ludlow, Ibid., p. 132.
  3. Anselme of Ribemont, Letter to Manasses II, Archbishop of Reims (1098)
  4. Ludlow, op. cit., p.106
  5. Ludlow, op. cit., p. 113
  6. G. G. Coulton, The Death Penalty for Heresy from 1184 to 1921 A.D. p.7
  7. Frederic Palmer, Heretics, Saints, and Martyrs p. 36.
  8. Preserved Smith, The Age of the Reformation p. 98.
  9. R. H. Murray, Erasmus and Luther, p. 251
  10. Hans Lassen Martensen, Christian Ethics, Vol. 2, pp. 231-238
  11. Edward Westermarck, The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas, Vol.1, pp. 362, 365
  12. William Edward Hartpole Lecky, History of European morals from Augustus to Charlemagne, Vol.2, pp. 269, 270
  13. Philip Schaff, History of The Christian Church, Vol.4, p. 285
  14. G. H. Perris, A Short History of War and Peace, p. 86
  15. Henry Osborn Taylor, The Medieval Mind, Vol. I, p. 489.
  16. J. W. Thompson, Feudal Germany, pp.32,39
  17. Wm. Stearns Davis, Life on a Medieval Barony p.382.
  18. Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches, edited by Thomas Carlyle, Vol. 2, pp. 171, 172 (English Edition of 1870)
  19. Allen Tate, Stonewall Jackson, The Good Soldier, pp.128,274
  20. W.F. Adeny, The Greek and Eastern Churches p.114
  21. W. E. H. Lecky, History of European Morals, Vol.2, p.221
  22. C.D. Cobham, The Patriarchs of Constantinople, pp.7,8
  23. George Ives, A History of Penal Methods
  24. Preserved Smith, The Age of the Reformation, p.643
  25. A. L. Maycock, The Inquisition (1926)
  26. H. C. Lea, History of the Inquisition, Vol.1, pp.419 ff.
  27. Cambridge Modern History, Vol. 2, p. 347
  28. Walther Kohler, quoted by Hartmann Grisar, Luther, Vol. 6, p. 266
  29. Hugh Y. Reyburn, John Calvin, p. 203
  30. Reyburn, ibid., p.188
  31. Grisar, op. cit., Vol.3, p.384
  32. Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, Vol.9, p.758
  33. Mathew Carey, Letters on Religious Persecution, p. 32
  34. Carey, ibid., p.37
  35. Gustav Pearlson, Twelve Centuries of Jewish Persecution
  36. Leopold Zung, The Suffering of the Jews During the Middle Ages
  37. Lewis Browne, Stranger Than Fiction
  38. S.M. Doubnow, An Outline of Jewish History, Vol.3, p.99
  39. W. E. H. Lecky, History of the Rise and Influence of Rationalism in Europe, Vol.1, pp.27-154
  40. Andrew Dickson White, The Warfare of Science with Theology, Vol.1, p.352
  41. Lecky, op. cit., "Vol.1, p.33.
  42. White, op. cit., Vol.1, p.363
  43. White, op. cit., Vol.1, p.358
  44. White, op. cit., Vol.1, p.9
  45. Henry Fairfield Osborn, From the Greeks to Darwin
  46. White, op. cit., p. 104
  47. White, op. cit., p. 138
  48. White, op. cit., Vol.2, p.58,60
  49. Henry Thomas Buckle, History of Civilization in England, Vol.1, p.172
  50. Oscar Hardman, The Ideals of Asceticism
  51. Joseph Ward Swain, The Hellenic Origins of Christian Asceticism
  52. W.E.H. Lecky, History of European Morals, Vol.2, p.114
  53. Henry Charles Lea, An Historical Sketch of Sacerdotal Celibacy (2nd Ed., 1884)
  54. Earl Evelyn Sperry, An Outline of the History of Clerical Celibacy in Western Europe to the Council of Trent
  55. Lecky, ibid.,Vol.2, pp.357,358
  56. George Gordon Coulton, Five Centuries of Religion, Vol.1, p.398
  57. Coulton, ibid., Vol.1, p.399
  58. Coulton, ibid., Vol.1, p.521
  59. Lea, op. cit., p.280,333
  60. Lea, op. cit., p.138
  61. Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Vol.4, pp.283,284
  62. Lea, op. cit., p.137
  63. Lea, op. cit., p.264,265
  64. Daniel Dorchester, The Liquor Problem in all Ages, Phillips & Hunt (1884) p.123, 133, 134
  65. S. Baring-Gould, Lives of the Saints, Vol.1, p.342
  66. The Russian Land, p.97
  67. Henry Osborn Taylor, The Medieval Mind, Vol.1, p. 491
  68. Lea, op. cit., Vol.3, p.347
  69. Charles T. Byford, The Soul of Russia Kingsgate Press
  70. Charles Seignobos, The Feudal Regime Henry Holt & Company (1906)
  71. Clarence Flick, The Rise of the Medieval Church G.P. Putnam's & Sons (1909) p.574
  72. see J. W. Thompson, An Economic and Social History of the Middle Ages p.648,676
  73. Thompson, ibid., p.680
  74. Coulton, op. cit., Vol.2, p.8
  75. J. W. Thompson, op. cit., p.679
  76. E. A. Westermarck, The Origin and Development of Moral ldeas, Vol.1, pp.694-697
  77. Bouvier, Institutiones philosophicæ p.566
  78. William Goodell, The American Slave Code (1853)
  79. John Codman Hurd, The Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States (1858)
  80. William Harper, Thomas Roderick Dew, James Henry Hammond, William Gilmore Simms The Pro-Slavery Argument Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., (1853) p.35
  81. James Henry Hammond, Selections from the Letters and Speeches of the Hon. James H. Hammond, p.126
  82. Harper, Dew, Hammond, Simms op. cit., p.60
  83. Report of the Anti-Slavery Society of New York, 1860, p.281
  84. Henry Wilson (Vice President of the United States), The Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, 3 vols. (Vol.2); especially Vol.3, pp.697-724
  85. Charles Baumer Swaney, Episcopal Methodism and Slavery
  86. Ought American Slavery to Be Perpetuated? A Debate between Rev. W. G. Brownlow and Reverend A. Pryne
  87. Stephen Symonds Foster, The Brotherhood of Thieves: or, A True Picture of the American Church and Clergy, Parker Pillsbury (1884)
  88. Benjamin M. Palmer, Slavery, a Divine Trust, pp.7,19
  89. Leonard Woolsey Bacon, A History of American Christianity, pp.278,346
  90. James Henley Thornwell, The Rights and the Duties of Masters Press of Walker & James (1850) p. 14
  91. Whither Mankind, edited by Charles A. Beard
  92. Recent Gains in American Civilization, edited by Kirby Page
  93. Arthur Ponsonby, Falsehood in War Time Inst. for Historical Review (1991)
  94. Harold Dwight Lasswell, Propaganda Technique in War Time P. Smith (1927)
  95. Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes, Essays on Nationalism Russell & Russell (1966)

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