The advent of computer technology has revolutionized the way history can be effectively taught in the classroom. Colorful graphic designs for augmenting lectures can now appear with the touch of a button. More of the senses can be involved in the learning experience, making the learning curve decrease. This new series of Zondervan Charts with PowerPoint CD-ROM is an ideal tool for teaching church history in formal academic settings as well as in educational programs in the church. The charts, diagrams, and maps included in this book cover the initial fourteen centuries of the history of the church and can easily be used in the classroom. The accompanying PowerPoint CD-ROM enhances the use of each teaching tool. The included guide is composed of a variety of maps covering the Ancient and Medieval periods of the church as well as a visualization of theological ideas, trends, and outlines that will be useful to teachers. Along with each visual aide is a description of its meaning and suggestions for how it can be used to augment lectures and reading assignments from the standard surveys of church history. Over 120 charts are provided to help teachers increase their student's ability to understand and retain knowledge.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 11 X 8 1/2 (inches) ISBN: 031023316X ISBN-13: 9780310233169 Availability: In Stock
Of Charts Ancient and Medieval Church History provides a powerful visual tool for understanding the historical foundations on which contemporary Christianity rests. From geography, to theology, to doctrines both orthodox and heretical, to key figures and movements across the centuries, the broad, comprehensive scope of early church history comes across simply, clearly, and with impact. Divided into two sections---Ancient and Medieval---this book covers the first 1,500 years of church history with nearly 160 charts, diagrams, and maps grouped under numerous subdivisions. A sampler of subdivisions and specific charts includes: * Introductions: Church History in a Nutshell * Prominent Cities * The Setting of the Church * The Life of Jesus Christ * The Age of the Earliest Church Fathers * The Age of the Apologists * Essential Components of Gnosticism * The Creed of Chalcedon * Pelagius and Augustine Compared * The Rise of Episcopacy and Papacy in the Church * The Emergence of the Roman Catholic Church * The Rise of the Islamic Faith * The Division of the Church: West and East * The Crusades * Scholasticism * The Church of the Eve of the Reformation The PowerPoint CD-ROM supplied with this book gives instructors an ideal tool for classroom and group presentations. Charts of Ancient and Medieval Church History will help Christians not only develop a firm grasp on the rich legacy of their faith but understand how it influences the church today and their own lives as believers.
Dr. John D. Hannah (ThD, PhD) is distinguished professor of historical theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and research professor of theological studies. He has received numerous awards and has written several books, including The Glory of God Alone, The Kregel Pictorial Guide to Church History, and Our Legacy: A History of Christian Doctrine.