Story of Christianity, the (Volume 1) (2nd Ed)
The Story of Christianity: 2010 2nd Edition: This fascinating narrative history of Christianity skilfully examines key theological developments and figures - from all church traditions - in their wider social, political, and economic contexts. Volume 1 covers the first 15...
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The Story of Christianity: 2010 2nd Edition: This fascinating narrative history of Christianity skilfully examines key theological developments and figures - from all church traditions - in their wider social, political, and economic contexts. Volume 1 covers the first 15 centuries of the church; Volume 2 deals with the complexities of the post-Reformation church, up to today. From Harper Collins.
In this fully revised and updated edition, the lauded church historian Justo GonzÁlez tells the story of Christianity from its fragile infancy to its pervasive dominance at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. The Story of Christianity, volume 1, relates the dramatic events, the colorful characters, and the revolutionary ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of the church's life and thought.
From Jesus's faithful apostles to the early reformist John Wycliffe, GonzÁlez skillfully weaves details from the lives of prominent figures tracing core theological issues and developments within the various traditions of the church. The Story of Christianity demonstrates at each point what new challenges and opportunities faced the church and how Christians struggled with the various options open to them, thereby shaping the future direction of the church.
This new edition of The Story of Christianity incorporates recent archaeological discoveries to give us a better view of the early Christian communities. Among these are advances in the recovery of Gnostic texts that have revealed a richer diversity of "Christianities" in the first century. GonzÁlez also includes important research done in the past twenty-five years revealing the significant role of women throughout the history of the church.
With lively storytelling incorporating the latest research, The Story of Christianity provides a fascinating introduction to the panoramic history of Christianity.
Justo L. Gonzalez (Ph.D., Yale University) author of the highly praised three-volume History of Christian Thought and other major works, Dr. Gonzlez taught at Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Georgia for eight years followed by eight years at United Seminary. He is the author of numerousbooks, including Essential Theological Terms and The Apostles' Creed for Today. He is also the editor of The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians.
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