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A History of Christianity, Vol. 1: Beginnings to 1500 Hardcover – January 1, 1999
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- Publisher : Prince Press; 1st edition (January 1, 1999)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 724 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1565633288
- ISBN-13 : 978-1565633285
- Item Weight : 1.65 pounds
- Dimensions : 1 x 1 x 1 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #532,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #2,353 in History of Christianity (Books)
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... first volume of Latourette's history of Christianity is a good introduction to the topic of Church HistoryReviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 25, 2014
This first volume of Latourette's history of Christianity is a good introduction to the topic of Church History. It is a bit dated as it was first published in 1953, but nevertheless it will reward the time taken to read the book. The history covered begins with Jesus himself and the emergence of the early Church within its Judaic and Greco-Roman context and progresses up to the time of the Reformation. Along the way, he devotes some time to the Byzantine Empire, but spends most of his time tracking the progress of the Western Church. He discusses the emergence of monasticism and tracks it as it gives rise to the friars. In addition, he gives a brief overview of the Crusades and some of the factors that to their undertaking. He is careful to note the periods of growth and decline throughout these many centuries as well. Latourette takes a special interest in the spread of Christianity into Asia and every so often he provides a quick update on Christianity's ever so gradual spread into the Orient. Latourette discusses all these and many more and for those interested in further study, he includes a good bibliography at the end of each chapter.
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 2, 2016
We ordered this because this is the SAME book series my wife studied in Seminary back in the 1990s. It is a valuable tool for the serious student or anyone that wants a good study of the History of Christianity. And the church as well. Highly recommend. Good tool.
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... enough info about Church History without it too much unnecessary detail. The author has a good literary style ...Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 23, 2018
The book provides me with just enough info about Church History without too much unnecessary detail. The author has a good literary style and seems not biased to his own denomination.
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 3, 2016
I love it. I'm only Chapter 6, but the writing is concise and clear and there isn't too much detail to bog you down. It was exactly the kind of church history book I was looking for.
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