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Hitting the Holy Road: A Guided Tour of Christian History From the Early Church to the Reformation

Stuart Coulton
Australian Author
Hitting the Holy Road: A Guided Tour of Christian History From the Early Church to the Reformation
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Hitting the Holy Road: A Guided Tour of Christian History From the Early Church to the Reformation

Stuart Coulton

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'This book invites you on a journey through some of the regions and cities which have played a pivotal role in Christian history down through the ages. Along the way it provides you with an overview of the history of the church - warts and all - together with reflections on the lessons we may learn from the past.'



Stuart Coulton's lively and accessible survey covers the first fifteen centuries of Christian history, centred on Europe, and includes numerous photographs, timelines and text boxes.



Each chapter is divided into three sections:




  • the first gives a short introduction to the historical location, providing a feel for the place today;

  • the second discusses the story of the church during the relevant period, seeking not only to describe events but also to suggest some reasons for what happened and the consequences;

  • the final section offers some reflections to stimulate thought and discussion.

Coulton's ultimate aim is to encourage us to look critically at ourselves, our churches and our communities, and to reflect carefully on what it means to follow Christ in a complex and at times confusing world.
-Publisher.

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About "Hitting the Holy Road: A Guided Tour of Christian History From the Early Church to the Reformation"

'This book invites you on a journey through some of the regions and cities which have played a pivotal role in Christian history down through the ages. Along the way it provides you with an overview of the history of the church - warts and all - together with reflections on the lessons we may learn from the past.'



Stuart Coulton's lively and accessible survey covers the first fifteen centuries of Christian history, centred on Europe, and includes numerous photographs, timelines and text boxes.



Each chapter is divided into three sections:




  • the first gives a short introduction to the historical location, providing a feel for the place today;

  • the second discusses the story of the church during the relevant period, seeking not only to describe events but also to suggest some reasons for what happened and the consequences;

  • the final section offers some reflections to stimulate thought and discussion.

Coulton's ultimate aim is to encourage us to look critically at ourselves, our churches and our communities, and to reflect carefully on what it means to follow Christ in a complex and at times confusing world.
-Publisher.


- Koorong

Meet the Author

Stuart Coulton

Stuart Coulton is Administrative Vice-Principal at Sydney Missionary and Bible College, Croydon, New South Wales, Australia, where he is also Lecturer in Church History, Spiritual Formation for Professional Ministries and Introduction to Degree Theology. Prior to ordination as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, he was a practising lawyer. He is the author of Hitting the Holy Road: A guided tour of Christian history from the early church to the reformation

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History as readable story
4 stars By Christine Dillon, Mar 22 2018
Are you scared of church history? This book is for you. An easy to read overview to show you why studying history is relevant. This one can be read like a novel. 
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Church History for the New Learner
5 stars By Shelly, Jan 23 2013
I was given this book as a gift initially and I have now given it away myself multiple times. Many people imagine church history to be dry and boring, but Stuart Coulton has written an engaging account of the history of Christianity up to the Reformation. Each chapter begins with a description of a place relevant to the chapter (Coulton and his wife toured these places), explains the era and the history surrounding it, and concludes each chapter with an application for the present day church and Christians. So easy to read and full of interesting accounts that make the people and places come alive. Worth every Christian's time.
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Travel and learn Church History
4 stars By Ian, Dec 06 2012
Stuart Coulton has made church history to the Reformation interesting and engaging for even the casual student. His account gives a travelogue as a way of bringing the subject to life, so that anyone who has travelled in Europe or who is planning to travel will find points of interest and explanantion.
I found it especially good because the content was enough to introduce each subject and whet the apetite to dig more deeply. There were discussion questions that also helped to make it more engaging. Well worthwhile for those interested in finding where their Christianity has come from.
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  • Catalogue Code 317468
  • Product Code 9781844745111
  • ISBN 1844745112
  • EAN 9781844745111
  • Pages 304
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Uk
  • Publication Date Mar 2011
  • Sales Rank #12112
  • Dimensions 233 x 157 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.441kg

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