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Introduction to the History of Christianity: First Century to the Present Day Pap/Cdr Edition

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"This is a book whose honesty, scholarship, and general attractiveness commend it to even the nonreligious reader."

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Endorsements: "This fine handbook . . . helps readers through the maze of complex Christian history . . ." — New York Times "This is a book whose honesty, scholarship, and general attractiveness commend it to even the nonreligious reader." — Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Fortress Press; Pap/Cdr edition (April 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800638123
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800638122
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #650,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Guillermo Ares on February 13, 2008
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My favorite history of Christianity book. Concise description of every time period including just enough details. The pictures and side notes complement the material very well. And most importantly for me, the perspective of the author is hardly pessimistic or overly critical of Christianity, instead he explains everything clearly and in a refreshing manner (as opposed to most authors of history of Christianity books).
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I purchased Introduction to The History of Christianity for a class. It is a great resource. Tim Dowley had some great writers put together a great book on how we got where we are today in our faith. It is a simple read. You can read the white pages all the way through and then go back and read the blue pages on different individuals and movements. I will be keeping this book in my library.
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Introduction to the History of Christianity is a comprehensive look into Christianity's infancy. A glimpse at the early church, its leaders and the issues that lead us to where we are today. This book is a must read for anyone that wants to study the who, what, where, when and how of the Christian religion.
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Awesome accurate account of Christian History told mostly from an unbiased viewpoint. Well written and great number of extras including character sketches throughout which give greater insights into the characters of the day.
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Excellent review of the history of Christianity. Gives the serious student a broad overview before one digs deeper in a person or a particular period.
Dr. Donald M. Lake, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus Wheaton College
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A very comprehensive book. It has as many pictures, charts and illustrations so that he can be easily read and understand.
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Bought this for a college course I was taking. It was lightly used and still had the included CD ROM with it.
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This book is required text for a class that I am in. It is great as a text book from an academic and historical perspective. I find it even better as an apoligetic tool and faith builder!!
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