Interpreting Christian History: The Challenge of the Churches' Past
Interpreting Christian History: The Challenge of the Churches' Past  -     By: Euan Cameron
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 292
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 9.00 X 5.96 X 0.81 (inches)
ISBN: 0631215239
ISBN-13: 9780631215233

Publisher's Description

This book explores the theological lessons to be learnt from 2000years of Christian Church history.
  • An exploration of the theological lessons to be learnt from thedifficult history of the Christian churches over the past 2,000years
  • Opens with an introductory essay on the whole of Churchhistory, making the book suitable for lay readers as well asstudents
  • Combines historical, historiographical and theologicalanalysis
  • Reunites the disciplines of theology and Church history
  • Concludes that we can only ever perceive a facet ofChristianity given our historical and cultural conditioning
  • Written by a distinguished Church historian.

Author Bio

Euan Cameron is Academic Dean and Henry Luce III Professor of Reformation Church History at Union Theological Seminary in New York; and Professor in the Department of Religion of Columbia University. He was previously Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His recent publications include The European Reformation (1991), Early Modern Europe (1999), and Waldenses (Blackwell, 2000).

Editorial Reviews

"This book is an excellent summary of Christian history from theapostolic period to the current day and is written in an engagingway. It will be profitably used by scholars and students in allChristian traditions and is a helpful text not only forintroductory seminary church history or historical theologycourses, but also for historiography in university graduatecourses."
History and Sociology of Religion

"Expert historians are not always as good at self-reflecting ontheir craft at practicing that craft. Euan Cameron, however, is anexemption as shown by his careful assessment of what the historiansof this and previous generations have both taken for granted andspelled out explicitly in writing the history of Christianity. Asone might expect from a distinguished student of the sixteenthcentury, Interpreting Christian History is particularly goodon what the rise of Protestantism meant for understanding theChristian past." Mark Noll, Wheaton College

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