Beginning with the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, this fully revised and updated second volume of The Story of Christianity continues the marvelous history of the world's largest religion. Award-winning historian Justo Gonzalez bring to life the people, dramatic events, and theological debates that have shaped Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy. From the monk Martin Luther, who dared to stand up to a corrupt pope, to the surprising spread and growing vitality of today's church in Africa, Asia, and South America, The Story of Christianity offers a complete and up-to-date retelling of this amazing history.
With new information on the important contributions of women to church history as well as the latest information on Christianity in developing countries, Gonzalez's richly textured study discusses the changes and directions of the church up to the twenty-first century. The Story of Christianity covers such recent occurrences as the fall of the Soviet Union and the return of the Russian Orthodox Church; feminist, Africa-American, and Third-World theologies; the scandals and controversies facing the reign of Pope Benedict XVI; interfaith dialogue; and the movement toward unity of all Christian churches. This revised and updated edition of The Story of Christianity concludes with a thoughtful look at the major issues and debates facing Christianity today.
Wow, can this guy write, the subject matter can get lost in so many ways but Mr. Gonzalez moves with care using a writing style that keeps you interested and wanting more. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Robert P. Kauffman
It's a good overview, but it omits some important topics that are covered in other histories.Published 1 month ago by jdog96eryea
This was the text for the secomd semester of church history at seminary. It presents the history in a very well conceived way. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Phil Gilliland
Story of Christianity: Vol 1 and 2 are both very informative and easy reading if you are seeking to understand the historical and progression of the Christian church and how it... Read morePublished 2 months ago by leslie flandreau
The book had much more wear than had previously been described, I believe I overplayed considering the condition of the book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dan Toro