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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 ...

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Overview

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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"Honest historian Christopher Catherwood informs us straightaway that he views the Christian story through the lenses of Protestant, Reformed, evangelical, baptistic, free-church spectacles. His telling of the tale, journalistic in style while scholarly in substance, then proves his point. You will find this book clarifying and invigorating."
J. I. Packer, Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College

"Christopher Catherwood provides an enriching, plain-language, big-picture overview of divine Providence as it unfolds in redemptive history from the close of the apostolic era until today. Church History is both wonderfully readable and carefully, clearly presented. It digs beneath the obvious and soars above the trite. This is a superb summary of the story of gospel history."
John MacArthur, Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581348415
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Catherwood, a tutor for the Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education and an instructor at the University of Richmond’s School for Continuing Education, has written and edited more than twenty-five books, including Five Evangelical Leaders, Martyn Lloyd-Jones: A Family Portrait, and Christians, Muslims, and Islamic Rage. He holds degrees from Cambridge and Oxford in modern history and resides in Cambridge with his wife, Paulette.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     9
Introduction     15
From Christ to Constantine     23
Creeds, Councils, and Conversions     41
Medieval Christianity     59
The Reformation-Martin Luther     87
The Reformation-Succeeding Reformers     107
The Age of Expansion and Revival     129
Awakening and Evangelicals     153
The Dawn of Global Mission and Social Responsibility     175
The Great Century: Christianity Becomes Global     191
Conclusion: Where Next?     215
Index     218
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    Understandably, as a Protestant, the author writes from a Protestant point-of-view. However, he seems to have very little understanding of Orthodox Christianity (Eastern and Oriental).

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