Church History in Plain Language
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

Church History in Plain Language


  • Author: Bruce Shelley
  • Release Date : 2013-12-10
  • Genre: Christianity
  • File Size: 5073089 Bytes


Church History in Plain Language makes church history clear, memorable, and accessible to every reader.Dr. Bruce Shelley makes church history come alive in this classic book that has become not only the first choice of many laypeople and church leaders but the standard text in many college classrooms. Church History in Plain Language treats history as the story of people—their motivations, the issues they grapple with, the decisions they make—and the result is that history reads like a story, almost as dramatic and moving as a novel. This fourth edition, revised by R.L. Hatchett, brings the story of Christianity into the twenty-first century, with detailed information on:Theology of the early church and ReformationGnosticism and its ong...

Church History in Plain Language
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Church History in Plain Language


  • Author: Bruce Shelley
  • Release Date : 1996-04-19
  • Genre: Christianity
  • File Size: 2363481 Bytes


It's about time that someone wrote church history that tells about people, not just about "eras" and "ages." Church History in Plain Language taps the roots of our Christian family tree. It combines authoritative research with a captivating style to bring our heritage home to us....

Church History in Plain Language

Church History in Plain Language


  • Author : Bruce Shelley
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2013-12-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401676858


Church History in Plain Language Book Description :

With more than 315,000 copies sold, this is the story of the church for today’s readers. The fourth edition of Shelley’s classic one-volume history of the church brings the story of Christianity into the twenty-first century. This latest edition of the book takes a close look at the rapid growth of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the southern hemisphere, addresses the decline in traditional mainline denominations, examines the influence of technology on the spread of the gospel, and discusses how Christianity intersects with other religions in countries all over the world. This concise book provides an easy-to-read guide to church history with intellectual substance. The new edition of Church History in Plain Language promises to be t...

Church History in Plain Language
Score: 4.5
From 32 Ratings

Church History in Plain Language


  • Author : Bruce Shelley
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 1996-04-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418530051


Church History in Plain Language Book Description :

It's about time that someone wrote church history that tells about people, not just about "eras" and "ages." Church History in Plain Language taps the roots of our Christian family tree. It combines authoritative research with a captivating style to bring our heritage home to us....

Church History in Plain Language
Score: 4.5
From 25 Ratings

Church History in Plain Language


  • Author : Bruce Leon Shelley
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1995-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0849938619


Church History in Plain Language Book Description :

Traces the history of the Church, focusing on the motivations of its founders, conflicts, key figures, and defining events over the centuries....

Turning Points
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Turning Points


  • Author : Mark A. Noll
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050314890


Turning Points Book Description :

Now organized around 14 key moments in church history, this well-received text provides contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as He has revealed his purpose through the centuries and around the world. Original....

Theology for Ordinary People

Theology for Ordinary People


  • Author : Bruce L. Shelley
  • Publisher : IVP Books
  • Release Date : 1993-01-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 083081342X


Theology for Ordinary People Book Description :

Theology is not just for theologians. In our everyday lives, says Bruce Shelley, theology is nothing more than the beliefs Christians use to describe truth. It's necessary, important and accessible to all of us. To prove his point, the popular author of Christian History in Plain Language lays out the basic beliefs of our faith in an appealing, conversational style. "Throughout these chapters," Shelley says, "I have tried to imagine a long walk with a friend, new Christian or non-Christian, who jas just asked me, 'What do you mean by the Christian faith?' " Here is the answer, including the Garden and the Fall, the cross, God the Trinity and the mystery of suffering in our world. At the end of this "walk," you will know for certain: This is an extrao...

Church History in Plain Language
Score: 4.5
From 25 Ratings

Church History in Plain Language


  • Author : Bruce Leon Shelley
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1995-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0849938619


Church History in Plain Language Book Description :

Traces the history of the Church, focusing on the motivations of its founders, conflicts, key figures, and defining events over the centuries....

Church History
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Church History


  • Author : Christopher Catherwood
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2007-03-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433519352


Church History Book Description :

In this concise, accessible guide, author Christopher Catherwood takes his readers through the history of the faith, educating them about the uniqueness of Christianity from its birth to the diverse, global Evangelical Church we know today. Church History is the perfect place to start for anyone who wants to know where to begin this quest for knowledge. Enjoy discovering more about the lives of men and women from various times and places, not only to better understand the church, but also to know how to live wisely in this age. These are some of the many reasons why history is so important. From those who desire to learn more about their fellow followers of Jesus Christ throughout history to those who want to learn more about church for themselves, t...

Church History
Score: 2
From 2 Ratings

Church History


  • Author : Justo L. González
  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426722240


Church History Book Description :

One of the chief difficulties in studying the history of Christianity is the lack of prior exposure to the subject that students often bring with them. Struggling to keep up with the large numbers of names, dates, and places presented to them, it is easy for students to lose sight of the "big picture," the broad sweep of movement and change that instructors most wish to communicate. Justo Gonzalez has written this book to help students gain just such a quick and basic grasp of the main periods and issues in the history of Christianity. Drawing upon his own extensive experience and that of others, he contends that having been introduced to the essentials of church history in a brief and accessible form, students are far better able to understand and a...