From Library Journal
Noll (Christian thought and church history, Wheaton Coll.) has taken the broad topic of the history of Christianity and given it a structure of turning points, focusing on individuals and events at key points in Christian history. The "turning points" put history into perspective and provide opportunity to add a human quality by often focusing on individuals while looking over particular events. Noll adds intimacy by opening each chapter with a hymn of the times and closing with a prayer of the period. When the hymn is familiar, it is particularly poignant. The book looks both at the historical roots and at the different paths the Christian church has taken, enabling readers of different backgrounds to appreciate the context for differences within the churches. This highly recommended work provides a thoughtful yet comprehensive framework for the history of Christianity.?George Westerlund, Providence P.L.,
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From the Back Cover
This popular introduction to church history now includes a comprehensive study section with application challenges for today's church, making the second edition of Turning Points all the more useful for students of church history and church study groups.
"This highly recommended work provides a thoughtful yet comprehensive framework for the history of Christianity."
"Noll's treatment of the material is evenhanded, engaging and illuminating. This will be a useful text for readers seeking a historical framework within which to understand their Christian faith."
"An informative and inspiring survey of the history of Christianity designed for the general reader . . . . A thoughtful introduction to the two millennia of Christian history."
Mark A. Noll is the McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College. He is a leading historian with many works to his credit, including A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada and The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind.