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2000 Years of Amazing Grace is an accessible and easy-reading history of Christianity that focuses on the essentials of the Christian message, centrally, salvation by grace. It presents a luminous and enthusiastic digest of vital Christian beliefs and an account of how Christianity evolved from Jesus to the present. It also features biographical sketches of key figures, extensive citation from founding documents, and discusses Christianity's relationship to other world religions today. What distinguishes this ...
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Overview

2000 Years of Amazing Grace is an accessible and easy-reading history of Christianity that focuses on the essentials of the Christian message, centrally, salvation by grace. It presents a luminous and enthusiastic digest of vital Christian beliefs and an account of how Christianity evolved from Jesus to the present. It also features biographical sketches of key figures, extensive citation from founding documents, and discusses Christianity's relationship to other world religions today. What distinguishes this book from other overviews of Christianity is Paul Zahl's lively and accessible style of writing and his vigorous advocacy of orthodox Christian faith. His own personal commitment to Christianity is a guiding force in the book. He also readily acknowledges the ways in which Christians and Christian institutions have failed to live up to the founder's teachings and have distorted his message. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand Christianity's long history, and how that history has led to a thriving faith today.
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R Albert Mohler
A gifted pastor gifted with a keen theological mind. This book arrives just in time.
Lord Carey
A MUST for anyone aspiring to an overview of Christian history and thought.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742552760
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 802,658
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul F. M. Zahl is president and dean of Trinity Episcopal Seminary. He has served as rector of Episcopal churches in Scarborough, New York, and Charleston, South Carolina; as curate of Grace Church, New York City; as the dean of the Cathedral Church of the Advent (Episcopal) in Birmingham, Alabama; and has taught at Oxford University. He is also the author of The First Christian: Universal Truth in the Teachings of Jesus Christ, Five Women in the English Reformation, and A Short Systematic Theology. He lives in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 What is Christianity? Chapter 3 Jesus of Nazareth Chapter 4 Jesus Christ and St. Paul Chapter 5 The New Testament Chapter 6 Christianity in the Ancient World Chapter 7 The Birth of Christendom Chapter 8 Heresy and the Fathers, Trinity and the Councils Chapter 9 Monastacism Chapter 10 St. Augustine Chapter 11 Rome and Constantinople: The Great Schism and the Establishment of Western and Eastern Christianity Chapter 12 Trinity and the Seed of Islam Chapter 13 The Dark Ages Chapter 14 Medieval Christianity Chapter 15 The Twenty-First Century and Beyond Chapter 16 Appendix Chapter 17 Index and Glossary of Important Subjects, Events and Writings Mentioned in the Text Chapter 18 Index and Biographical Sketches of Principal Persons Mentioned in the Text
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