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Such polemical volumes are generally aimed at a large audience and so are often written in a popular style.
"The Early Church" provides the reader with an excellent history of the first six centuries of Christianity.
Overall this book will give the reader a basic introduction into the history of the early Christian Church.
Very scholarly work on the early development of Christianity -- but also very readable. Highly recommend for those who love reading about the Middle Ages.Published 1 month ago by Michael Johnson
Henry Chadwick’s “the Early Church” is the first of a remarkable seven volume series of the story of Christianity published by Penguin (originally Pelican) Press in England. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Thomas J. Burns
Content is excellent with a careful and helpful review of the subject.. Print is a little small for some seniors.Published 6 months ago by Lynn Waller
Henry Chadwick does a great job showing not only the opinions of the Apostolic Fathers, but the circumstances and politics that tended to cloud and confuse their motives and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by David
This book is a capsule history of figures and events you may be interested in, if you read other books on the subject. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Robert Guiberteau
Very detailed account of the years 0 - 500 in Christianity. It gives a general overview of the time period and the various political and religious machinations that show up in... Read morePublished 14 months ago by A. Coleman
Chadwick provides a standard top-down view of the development of early Christianity. His high-church prejudices are obvious. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Emilio DeGrazia
I would have thought this book and the topic would be dry, boring history... but I thought wrong. This well-researched writing does a great job of explaining the early years of... Read morePublished 15 months ago by GeraldRobi
Gives a good look at the expansion of the early Christian Church, with all the many wrong appointments, persecutions,
trials of different opinions, sometimes resulting in... Read more