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Exploring Church History

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Christianity's roots, distinctiveness, and cultural implicationsare highlighted in this multi-dimensional resource, providing anintroductory understanding of the richness of the faith andchurch.


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Christianity's roots, distinctiveness, and cultural implicationsare highlighted in this multi-dimensional resource, providing anintroductory understanding of the richness of the faith andchurch.


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.

^Christianity's roots, distinctiveness, and cultural implications are highlighted in this multi-dimensional resource, providing an introductory understanding of the richness of the faith and church. ^The Christian faith is as complex and rich as can be, and this resource-a companion to Exploring the Bible and Exploring Theology and Apologetics-introduces the essential history and understanding that any believer will want to have. This volume includes three previously published books in one binding: Exploring Church History (2002), The Truth about Worldviews (2004), and Biblical Ethics (2004). In it, author James Eckman first walks readers through the defining moments, theological process, and institutional development of the church-from the day of Pentecost, through the Reformation and Enlightenment, and to the modern age. He then examines a variety of popular belief systems such as Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Roman Catholicism, and specific cults, and offers, in contrast, a compell

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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.


-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 335906
  • Product Code 9781433519932
  • ISBN 1433519933
  • EAN 9781433519932
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Good News Publishers
  • Publication Date Feb 2008
  • Sales Rank 71121
  • DRM Free
  • Printable No
  • Size 0.78 MB (EPUB)

James P Eckman

James P. Eckman (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln) serves as President as well as Professor of Theology, Ethics, and History at Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska. In addition to hosting a weekly radio program, "Issues in Perspective," he lectures widely on postmodern-era implications for the Christian community. In addition, Dr. Eckman is an ordained minister, having served on the staff of two Pennsylvania churches. He is a recognized scholar in historical theology with expertise on the American church and revivalismHe is the author of four books Biblical Ethics: Choosing Right in a World Gone Wrong, Exploring Church History, Exploring Church History: A Guide to History, World Religions, and Ethics and The Truth About Worldviews: A Biblical Understanding of Worldview Alternatives, and more than four dozen magazine articles and performs dramatic monologues on figures from Church History including Martin Luther, John Calvin, Augustine, and Jonathan Edwards.

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