Church History 2-Volume & Video Lecture Set
By Everett Ferguson, John D. Woodbridge, & Frank A. James III
Respected textbooks for teaching church history. Exploring the church's development, these illustrated studies offer overviews of the Roman, Greek, and Jewish cultures; insights into faith in the Roman empire; observations on art, architecture, literature, and philosophy; the Renaissance; Luther, Calvin, and the Reformation; the Enlightenment; Puritanism; the current worldwide ecumenical environment; and more. 1408 pages total, two hardcovers from Zondervan.
For students or independent learners! Have you ever wanted a panoramic overview of the high points of church history from a premier scholar who can make his insights comprehensible even to laypeople? Everett Ferguson, author of the highly regarded Backgrounds of Early Christianity and Baptism in the Early Church, fills the bill perfectly. Twenty-four 20-minute lessons, three DVDs.
Everett FergusonZondervan / 2013 / HardcoverOur Price$37.995 out of 5 stars for From Christ to Pre-Reformation, Volume 1. View reviews of this product. 1 Reviews
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A comprehensive survey of the church's first 1500 years of social and intellectual history, from Christ to the Reformation, by distinguished scholar Everett Ferguson.
Church History, Volume 1: From Christ to Pre-Reformation offers a unique socially contextualized view of how the Christian church spread and developed from Jerusalem and into Asia and Europe.
Ferguson rightly stresses that the church did not spread in a vacuum, but in specific places, mileus, and cultures, all of which were both influenced and were influenced by the church. Ferguson also examines how the events directly related to the church also impacted and were impacted by larger world events.
Filled with maps, charts, and illustrations, Church History offers overviews of the Roman, Greek, and Jewish worlds; insights into the church's relationship to the Roman Empire, with glimpses into pagan attitudes toward Christians; the place of art and architecture, literature and philosophy, both sacred and secular; and much more, spanning the time from the first through the thirteenth centuries.
Church History, Volume Two Video Lectures features 22 lessons (on 3 DVDs) and offers a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed from Reformation times to the present. It did so not in a vacuum, but in a setting of times, cultures, and events that both influenced and were influenced by the church. These lectures help explore the integral link between the history of the world and that of the church.
A companion to the widely used textbook Church History, Volume Two by John D. Woodbridge and Frank A. James III, the lectures feature the authors teaching through each chapter in the book. Designed with the student in mind, each lecture is approximately 20 minutes in length. The lectures recount the ups and downs, the triumphs and struggles, of the Christian movement. Primary attention is given to the history of Christianity in the West, but developments in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America are also covered.
Useful for traditional students, students in distance and online courses, and independent learners alike, these lectures provide a full introduction to church history from the period just prior to the Reformation through the next five hundred-plus years.
John Woodbridge, Frank A. James IIIZondervan / 2013 / HardcoverOur Price$37.495 out of 5 stars for From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day, Volume 2. View reviews of this product. 1 Reviews
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Church History, Volume 2: From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day examines the rise and growth of the church in its cultural, intellectual and political context.
Offering a rich contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed, Church History authors Frank James and John Woodbridge also emphasize that the church's life did not occur in a vacuum, but at specific times in certain places, within cultures that were both influenced by and influenced the church.
This second volume displays the growth of the church from just prior to the Reformation through the next five hundred plus years into the present. Filled with maps, charts, and illustrations, it is an account of the ups and downs, the triumphs and struggles, of the Christian movement and offers previously unavailable perspective and approach to church history that understands history as a big picture full of life and events.
Designed to fully integrate all of the senses in learning, this book makes an excellent text for students to not only retrieve information from, but to experience history.