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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. González, retired professor of historical theology and author of the highly praised three-volume History of Christian Thought, attended United Seminary in Cuba and was the youngest person to be awarded a Ph. D in historical theology at Yale University. Over the past thirty years he has focused on developing programs for the theological education of Hispanics, and he has received four honorary doctorates.
I love history, and was glad that I get to take a Church History course as a part of my education at Liberty University, which includes this book as required reading. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul Warburg
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This book includes all the major episodes of the history of the Christian church in the first 1,500 years in a clear and accessible writing style. Read morePublished 1 month ago by fishyphish
I orderd that book for my husband and he really enjoyed reading it. And he rated it very highly. Thank YouPublished 1 month ago by Ermelinda Wilson
While the story starts slowly and tends to discourage the casual reader, Gonzalez excels in telling the story of Christianity from a fresh perspective and the book is well worth... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dr. B.
I don't usually enjoy reading textbooks very much at all. However Gonzalez's "The story of Christianity" really feels like a good friend telling me the parts of Christian... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jared Talbot
The book is great easy to read and packed with information.
The Kindle edition needs page numbers not just location. Read more