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Pocket History of the Church (Ivp Pocket Reference Series)

Jeffrey Bingham

Pocket History of the Church (Ivp Pocket Reference Series)

Jeffrey Bingham

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This fascinating pocket history has been crafted for students, pastors and general readers who want an informed, clear and concise presentation that feeds the mind and moves the heart. Bingham not only uncovers the treasures of the church's past, but shows how history aids us in our own spiritual journeys today. 192 pages, from IVP.

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About "Pocket History of the Church (Ivp Pocket Reference Series)"

This fascinating pocket history has been crafted for students, pastors and general readers who want an informed, clear and concise presentation that feeds the mind and moves the heart. Bingham not only uncovers the treasures of the church's past, but shows how history aids us in our own spiritual journeys today. 192 pages, from IVP.
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The story of Christianity is a fascinating tale. Here we find drama, vision and expansion along with failure, setbacks and tragedy. Yet during the past two thousand years the power of Jesus is felt throughout the interplay of human actors and the forces of world events.How can you grasp the story played out on such a gigantic stage? This book is an ideal place to start. D. Jeffrey Bingham has skillfully selected the key people and episodes to tell a grand and humbling story. From Roman persecution to the early creeds, from the monastic movement to the Reformation, from the rise of liberalism to missionary expansion, he chronicles the ups and downs of a people and a faith.This pocket history has been crafted for students, pastors and other busy people who want an informed, clear and concise presentation that feeds the mind and moves the heart. It is an account that nurtures the Christian virtues of faith, hope and love. For Bingham aims not only to uncover the treasures of the church's past but also to show how history aids your own spiritual journey today.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Bingham

D. Jeffrey Bingham chairs the department of theological studD. Jeffrey Bingham chairs the department of theological studies and is professor of theological studies at Dallas Theoloies and is professor of theological studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. gical Seminary. C

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • part One: The Early Church
  • 1. On The Heels Of The Apostles
  • 2. Councils Of Doctrine, Cloisters Of Holiness
  • part Two: The Church In The Middle Ages
  • 3. Empires, Emperors & Pastors
  • 4. Medieval Lessons On Prayer, Thinking & Devotion
  • part Three: The Church In The Protestant Reformation
  • 5. A River With Many Tributaries
  • 6. The Doctrine Of Salvation In The Reformers
  • 7. The Doctrines Of The Church & The Scriptures In The Reformers
  • part Four: Chains Of Spanish Silver: The Church In The Modern Era
  • 8. The Enlightenment & Modernity
  • 9. Awakenings & Revivals
  • 10. Liberalism, Missions & Evangelicalism
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Subject Index
  • Scripture Index
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