Church History In Plain Language


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With more than 315,000 copies sold, this is the story of the church for today’s readers. The fourth edition of Shelley’s classic one-volume history of the church brings the story of Christianity into the twenty-first century. This latest edition of the book takes a close look at the rapid growth of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the southern hemisphere, addresses the decline in traditional mainline denominations, examines the influence of technology on the spread of the gospel, and discusses how Christianity intersects with other religions in countries all over the world. This concise book provides an easy-to-read guide to church history with intellectual substance. The new edition of Church History in Plain Language promises to be the new standard for readable church history. Features include: Includes contemporary developments related to the spread of the gospel Discusses how technology has an impact on how the church worships and grows Covers the explosion of Christianity in the southern hemisphere

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Author by Bruce Shelley
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Church History In Plain Language


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It's about time that someone wrote church history that tells about people, not just about "eras" and "ages." Church History in Plain Language taps the roots of our Christian family tree. It combines authoritative research with a captivating style to bring our heritage home to us.

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Author by Bruce Shelley
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Church History In Plain Language


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Traces the history of the Church, focusing on the motivations of its founders, conflicts, key figures, and defining events over the centuries.

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Author by Bruce Leon Shelley
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Church History In Plain Language


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Author by Bruce Leon Shelley
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Church History In Plain Language


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With more than 275,000 copies sold, this is the story of the Church for today's readers. This third edition improves the most engaging and readable single-volume history of the Church by bringing the story into the twenty-first century. Faced with some astonishing changes in the Islamic world, a global resurgence of Roman Catholicism, the decline of Christianity in the West coupled with the rapid growth of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the southern and eastern hemispheres, readers need a current explanation with intellectual substance that will provide historical context and update readers on all these new developments. The new edition of Church History in Plain Language does that in a stimulating manner, and it promises to be the new standard for readable Church History. Features include: Includes contemporary developments, such as the growth of Christianity in China and the rise of global Islam

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Author by Bruce L. Shelley
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Church History


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In this concise, accessible guide, author Christopher Catherwood takes his readers through the history of the faith, educating them about the uniqueness of Christianity from its birth to the diverse, global Evangelical Church we know today. Church History is the perfect place to start for anyone who wants to know where to begin this quest for knowledge. Enjoy discovering more about the lives of men and women from various times and places, not only to better understand the church, but also to know how to live wisely in this age. These are some of the many reasons why history is so important. From those who desire to learn more about their fellow followers of Jesus Christ throughout history to those who want to learn more about church for themselves, this book will test you to dig deeper in your faith.

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Author by Christopher Catherwood
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Turning Points


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Now organized around 14 key moments in church history, this well-received text provides contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as He has revealed his purpose through the centuries and around the world. Original.

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Author by Mark A. Noll
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Christianity


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The New York Times bestseller and definitive history of Christianity for our time—from the award-winning author of The Reformation and Silence A product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity goes back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the major turning points in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox history and fills in often neglected accounts of conversion and confrontation in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. MacCulloch introduces us to monks and crusaders, heretics and reformers, popes and abolitionists, and discover Christianity's essential role in shaping human history and the intimate lives of men and women. And he uncovers the roots of the faith that galvanized America, charting the surprising beliefs of the founding fathers, the rise of the Evangelical movement and of Pentecostalism, and the recent crises within the Catholic Church. Bursting with original insights and a great pleasure to read, this monumental religious history will not soon be surpassed.

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Author by Diarmaid MacCulloch
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Miller S Church History


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Many of our readers, we know, have neither the time nor the opportunity for reading the voluminous works that have been written from time to time on the history of the church. Still, that which has been the dwelling-place of God for the last eighteen hundred years, must be a subject of the deepest interest to all His children. We speak not now of the church as it is often represented in history, but as it is spoken of in scripture. There it is seen in its true spiritual character, as the body of Christ, and as the "habitation of God through the Spirit." TABLE OF CONTENTS PREFACE CHAPTER 1 THE ROCK FOUNDATION CHAPTER 2 THE DAY OF PENTECOST FULLY COME CHAPTER 3 THE DISCIPLES PERSECUTED AND SCATTERED CHAPTER 4 THE MISSIONARIES OF THE CROSS CHAPTER 5 THE APOSTLE PAUL CHAPTER 6 PAUL'S THIRD MISSIONARY JOURNEY A.D. 54 CHAPTER 7 THE BURNING OF ROME CHAPTER 8 THE INTERNAL HISTORY OF THE CHURCH CHAPTER 9 FROM COMMODUS TILL THE ACCESSION OF CONSTANTINE CHAPTER 10 CONSTANTINE CHAPTER 11 THE COUNCIL OF NICE CHAPTER 12 THE INTERNAL HISTORY OF THE CHURCH CHAPTER 13 THE EPISTLE TO THE CHURCH IN THYATIRA CHAPTER 14 THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY OVER EUROPE CHAPTER 15 MAHOMET, THE FALSE PROPHET OF ARABIA CHAPTER 16 THE SILVER LINE OF SOVEREIGN GRACE CHAPTER 17 THE PROPAGATION OF CHRISTIANITY CHAPTER 18 THE CHURCH-BUILDING SPIRIT REVIVED CHAPTER 19 THE PONTIFICATE OF GREGORY VII CHAPTER 20 THE CRUSADES CHAPTER 21 HENRY V. AND GREGORY'S SUCCESSORS CHAPTER 22 THE ENCROACHMENTS OF ROME IN ENGLAND CHAPTER 23 THE THEOLOGY OF THE CHURCH OF ROME CHAPTER 24 INNOCENT III. AND HIS TIMES CHAPTER 25 INNOCENT AND THE SOUTH OF FRANCE CHAPTER 26 THE INQUISITION ESTABLISHED IN LANGUEDOC CHAPTER 27 THE APPROACHING DAWN OF THE REFORMATION CHAPTER 28 THE DECLINE OF PAPAL POWER CHAPTER 29 THE FORERUNNERS OF THE REFORMATION CHAPTER 30 JOHN WYCLIFFE CHAPTER 31 THE REFORMATION MOVEMENT IN BOHEMIA CHAPTER 32 THE CAPTURE OF CONSTANTINOPLE CHAPTER 33 THE REFORMATION IN GERMANY CHAPTER 34 THE FIRST PAPAL JUBILEE CHAPTER 35 LUTHER AT WARTBURG CHAPTER 36 PROTESTANTISM CHAPTER 37 THE SACRAMENTARIAN CONTROVERSY CHAPTER 38 THE COUNCIL OF BOLOGNA CHAPTER 39 THE POPISH REFUTATION CHAPTER 40 THE REFORMATION IN SWITZERLAND CHAPTER 41 THE LEADERS OF THE REFORMATION IN SWITZERLAND CHAPTER 42 THE RESULTS OF THE DISPUTATIONS CHAPTER 43 THE GENERAL PROGRESS OF REFORM CHAPTER 44 THE EXTENSION OF REFORM IN SWITZERLAND CHAPTER 45 THE REFORMATION IN GERMANY CHAPTER 46 THE OPENING OF THE COUNCIL OF TRENT CHAPTER 47 "THE INTERIM" CHAPTER 48 THE EFFECT OF THE REFORMATION IN GERMANY ON THE NATIONS OF EUROPE CHAPTER 49 THE REFORMATION IN FRENCH SWITZERLAND CHAPTER 50 THE REFORMATION IN FRANCE CHAPTER 51 THE GREAT PROGRESS OF THE REFORMATION CHAPTER 52 THE WALDENSES CHAPTER 53 THE REFORMATION IN THE BRITISH ISLES CHAPTER 54 ENGLAND CHAPTER 55 THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH

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A History Of The Christian Church


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This classic includes the following chapters: Period I. From the Beginnings to the Gnostic Crisis Section I. The General Situation Section II. The Jewish Background Section III. Jesus and the Disciples Section IV. The Palestinian Christian Communities Section V. Paul and Gentile Christianity Section VII. The Interpretation of Jesus Section VIII. Gentile Christianity of the Second Century Section IX. Christian Organization Section X. Relations of Christianity to the Roman Government Section XI. The Apologists Period II. From the Gnostic Crisis to Constantine Section II. Marcion Section III. Montanism Section IV. The Catholic Church Section V. The Growing Importance of Rome Section VI. IRENiEus Section VII. Tertullian and Cyprian Section VIII. The Triumph of the Logos Christology in the West Section IX. The Alexandrian School Section X. Church and State From 180 To 260 Section XI. The Constitutional Development of the Church Section XII. Public Worship and Sacred Seasons Section XIII. Baptism Section XIV. The Lord’S Supper Section XV. Forgiveness of Sins Section XVI. The Composition of the Church and the Higher and Lower Morality Section XVII. Rest and Growth, 260-303 Section XVIII. Rival Religious Forces Section XIX. The Final Struggle Period III. The Imperial State Church Section I. The Changed Situation Section II. The Arian Controversy to the Death of Constantine Section III. Controversy Under Constantine’S Sons Section IV. The Later Nicene Struggle Section V. Akian Missions and the Germanic Invasions Section VI. The Growth of the Papacy Section VII. Monasticism Section VIII. Ambrose and Chrysostom Section IX. The Christological Controversies Section X. The East Divided Section XI. Catastrophes and Further Controversies in the East Section XII. The Constitutional Development of the Church Section XIII. Public Worship and Sacred Seasons Section XIV. Lower Christianity Section XV. Some Western Characteristics Section XVI. Jerome Section XVII. Augustine Section XVIII. The Pelagian Controversy Section XIX. Semi-Pelagianism Section XX. Gregory the Great Period IV. The Middle Ages to the Close of the Investiture Controversy Section I. Missions in the British Islands Section II. Continental Missions and Papal Growth Section III. The Franks and the Papacy Section IV. Charlemagne Section V. Ecclesiastical Institutions Section VI. Collapsing Empire and Rising Papacy Section VII. Papal Decline and Renewal by the Revived Empire Section VIII. Reform Movements Section IX. The Reform Party Secures the Papacy Section X. The Papacy Breaks With the Empire Section XI. Hildebrand and Henry Iv Section XII. The Struggle Ends in Compromise Section XIII. The Greek Church After the Picture Controversy Section XIV. The Spread of the Church Period V. The Later Middle Ages Section I. The Crusades Section II. New Religious Movements Section III. Antichurchly Sects. Cathari and Wal-Denses. The Inquisition Section IV. The Dominicans and Franciscans Section V. Early Scholasticism Section VI. The Universities Section VII. High Scholasticism and Its Theology Section VIII. The Mystics Section IX. Missions and Defeats Section X. The Papacy at Its Height and Its Decline Section XI. The Papacy in Avignon, Criticism. The Schism Section XII. Wyclif and Hus Section XIII. The Reforming Councils Section XIV. The Italian Renaissance and Its Popes Section XV. The New National Powers Section XVI. Renaissance and Other Influences North of the Alps Period VI. The Reformation Section I. The Lutheran Revolution Section II. Separations and Divisions Section III. The Swiss Revolt Section IV. The Anabaptists Section V. German Protestantism Established Section VI. The Scandinavian Lands Section VII. Revolt in French Switzerland and Geneva Before Calvin Section IX. The English Revolt

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