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With more than 315,000 copies sold, this is the story of the church for today's readers. 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. What separates Dr. Shelley's book from others is its clarity of language and organization. Church History in Plain Language treats history as the story of people - their motivations, the issues they grapple with, the decisions they made - and the result is that history reads like a story, almost as dramatic and moving as a novel. Yet there is no fiction here. Dr. Shelley was a respected scholar whose work was painstakingly researched and carefully crafted for historical accuracy.
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, revised by R.L. Hatchett, contains information concerning Gnosticism and its ongoing relevance, the theology of the early church and Reformation, and most extensively the rapid global extension and transformation of Christianity since 1900.
The continuing popularity of this book attests to its success in achieving its purpose - to make church history clear, memorable, and accessible to every reader.
- Vivid stories of major persons in the church's story
- Concise explanations of key movements
- Contemporary developments related to the spread of the gospel
- The explosion of Christianity in the southern hemisphere
Number of Pages: 540
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
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With more than 315,000 copies sold, this is the story of the church for todays readers. The fourth edition of Shelleys 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 the new standard for readable church history.
- Includes contemporary developments related to the spread of the gospel
- Discusses how technology has an impact on how the church worships and grows
- Covers the explosion of Christianity in the southern hemisphere
Revofaithnew york5 Stars Out Of 5chuch historyDecember 13, 2016Revofaithnew yorkQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5short concise interesting reading
Linda Winters5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent ResourceDecember 10, 2016Linda WintersQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a book every "student" (whether in school or not) should have! For ANY Christian who wants to be informed of church history. Will be a "classic" resource/reference in my library.
Erwin MerzLubbock, TXAge: Over 65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Church History in Plain LanguageSeptember 19, 2016Erwin MerzLubbock, TXAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Excellant text book, older students enjoy reading, several pastors have reviewed it for me and all responses are also excellant. As you might notice, I've ordered this several times. Keep up the good work.
Erwin MerzLubbock, TXAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Church History in Plain Language, Fourth EditionMay 26, 2015Erwin MerzLubbock, TXAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 3Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Very good, easy to read, students like it, I've given it to several pastors for their review and they all like it.
Lita5 Stars Out Of 5Church HistoryMarch 12, 2015Litaexcellent book, easy to read...