Here's a book whose time has come---the first comprehensive presentation of Western church history from A.D. 25 to the present, in timeline format. Destined to become a standard reference, it provides intriguing information on theological issues and texts, people, events, and culture. A must-have resource for pastors, students, scholars, and interested laypeople. 320 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
What do the history of the Quaker church and the women's suffrage movement have in common? How did Luther's 95 Theses fit into the wider context of the world in that day? Turn to Timeline Charts of the Western Church to find out! Timeline Charts of the Western Church is the first comprehensive presentation of the history of the Western Church in a proven and clear timetable format. In three sections, it supplies both summarized and detailed information that students, professors, professionals, and lay persons alike will find valuable and accessible. The main part of the book, modeled after Bernard Grun's Timetables of History, organizes in-depth information into four categories: - A. Theological questions/Issues - B. People/Events - C. Wider Culture - D. Texts -- A detailed index supplies enough information to provide a stand-alone resource. Three appendices offer brief overviews that allow the reader to quickly grasp the essentials of different eras in Western Church history.
Susan Lynn Peterson (PhD, University of Texas at Arlington) has many years of teaching experience, most recently as a professor of church history at the Episcopal Theological Seminary (Bloy House) at Claremont in California.