Church History in Plain Language: Third Edition / Edition 3

Church History in Plain Language: Third Edition / Edition 3

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by Bruce L. Shelley
     
 

With more than 275,000 copies sold, this is the story of the Church for today’s readers. The third 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 theSee more details below

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With more than 275,000 copies sold, this is the story of the Church for today’s readers. The third 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.

The 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780718025533
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
12/02/2008
Edition description:
Third
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword....................xiii
Prologue....................xv
1 Away with the King The Jesus Movement....................3
2 Wineskins: Old and New The Gospel to the Gentiles....................13
3 Only Worthless People Catholic Christianity....................27
4 If the Tiber Floods The Persecution of Christians....................37
5 Arguing about the Event The Rise of Orthodoxy....................46
6 The Rule of Books The Formation of the Bible....................57
7 The School for Sinners The Power of Bishops....................69
8 Apostles to Intellectuals The Alexandrians....................78
9 Laying Her Sceptre Down The Conversion of the Empire....................91
10 Splitting Important Hairs The Doctrine of the Trinity....................99
11 Emmanuel! Christ in the Creeds....................108
12 Exiles from Life The Beginnings of Monasticism....................116
13 The Sage of the Ages Augustine....................124
14 Peter as "Pontifex Maximus" The Beginnings of the Papacy....................132
15 Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth Eastern Orthodoxy....................141
16 Bending the Necks of Victors Mission to the Barbarians....................152
17 God's Consul Gregory the Great....................163
18 The Search for Unity Charlemagne and Christendom....................173
19 Lifted in a Mystic Manner The Papacy and the Crusader....................183
20 The Nectar of Learning Scholasticism....................194
21 A Song to Lady Poverty The Apostolic Life-Style....................204
22 Sleeping Men and the Law of Necessity The Decline of the Papacy....................215
23 Judgment in the Process of Time Wyclif and Hus....................224
24 A Wild Boar in the Vineyard Martin Luther and Protestantism....................237
25 Radical Discipleship The Anabaptists....................247
26 Thrust into the Game John Calvin....................256
27 The Curse upon the Crown The Church of England....................264
28 "Another Man" at Manresa The Catholic Reformation....................271
29 Opening the Rock America and Asia....................280
30 The Rule of the Saints Puritanism....................291
31 Unwilling to Die for an Old Idea Denominations....................301
32 Aiming at the Foundations The Cult of Reason....................311
33 The Heart and Its Reasons Pascal and the Pietists....................320
34 A Brand from the Burning Wesley and Methodism....................331
35 A New Order of the Ages The Great Awakening....................341
36 The Restoration of Fortresses Catholicism in the Age of Progress....................353
37 A New Social Frontier Nineteenth-Century England....................364
38 To Earth's Remotest People Protestant Missions....................373
39 The Destiny of a Nation A Christian America....................383
40 A Bridge for Intelligent Moderns Protestant Liberalism....................394
41 Nothing to Lose but Chains The Social Crisis....................405
42 Graffiti on a Wall of Shame Twentieth-Century Ideologies....................419
43 Rootless Immigrants in a Sick Society American Evangelicals....................430
44 New Creeds for Breakfast The Ecumenical Movement....................441
45 The Medicine of Mercy Roman Catholicism: Vatican II....................451
46 Time for a Reverse Flow Christianity in the Third World....................461
47 Politics as Noble Calling Christianity in America's Me Generation....................470
48 The Global Village Christianity on the World Scene....................482
49 Winds from Afar Christianity at the Birth of the Third Millennium....................491
Epilogue....................501
Notes....................507
List of Popes from Leo I to the Present....................517
Indexes (People, Movements, Events)....................521

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