Exploring Church History: A Guide to History, World Religions, and Ethics

Exploring Church History: A Guide to History, World Religions, and Ethics

by James P. Eckman
     
 

The Christian faith is rich and complex, spanning thousands ofyears and reaching into the lives of people all over the globe.When studying this grand faith, one should begin with theessentials, like Christianity's historical roots and development,the distinctiveness of its worldview, and its response to toughcultural and ethical issues.

In this volume, author

Overview

The Christian faith is rich and complex, spanning thousands ofyears and reaching into the lives of people all over the globe.When studying this grand faith, one should begin with theessentials, like Christianity's historical roots and development,the distinctiveness of its worldview, and its response to toughcultural and ethical issues.

In this volume, author James Eckman first walks readers throughthe defining moments, theological process, and institutionaldevelopment of the church-from the day of Pentecost, through theReformation and Enlightenment, and to the modern age. He thenexamines a variety of popular belief systems such as Buddhism,Judaism, Islam, Roman Catholicism, and specific cults and thenoffers, in contrast, a compelling look at Christianity'sdistinctives. Finally, Eckman presents the important differencebetween ethics and morals and suggests a modern-day ethicalstrategy that views hot-button issues like abortion, euthanasia,bioethics, war, capital punishment, and the environment through thelens of Scripture.

With brief chapters and thought-provoking questions, this bookis perfect for personal or group study. It provides an introductoryunderstanding of the richness of the faith and the church for youor your small group.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433519932
Publisher:
Crossway
Publication date:
02/04/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,098,512
File size:
812 KB

Meet the Author

JAMES P. ECKMAN (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD,
University of Nebraska at Lincoln) is the president of Grace
University in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as a professor of history
and biblical studies. An ordained minister, his specialty is
historical theology. In addition to hosting a weekly radio program,
Issues in Perspective, he also performs dramatic
monologues on figures from church history.



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