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Introduction to the History of Christianity: Second Edition

Author: 
Tim Dowley (Editor)
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Combining the accuracy and readability of the first edition of this highly acclaimed text, Dowley has enhanced the second edition with new contributions from Pheme Perkins on "The Thought-World of Early Christianity" and Richard Burridge on "Jesus and the Gospels" as well as updated and revised contributions from Ward Gasque, Richard Pierard, John H. Y. Briggs, and more. With many new photographs, illustrations, maps, charts, and timelines, the inviting new full-color format tells the dramatic, intriguing, and often surprising story of Christians in their 2000-year journey to the present day. This textbook can be purchased individually or as part of a Course Pack which includes the Study Companion.

Authoritative content, comprehensive scope, arresting four-color illustration, and innovative learning aids, now in multiple formats for complete versatility.

 

ISBN: 
9780800699697
Price: 
$55.00
ISBN: 
9781451452389
Release date: 
November 1, 2013
Pages: 
688
Width: 
7.50
Height: 
9.25

Endorsements

"Introduction to the History of Christianity addresses key people and figures so that students have background in class discussions, has sidebars to help focus on particular people or issues, and also weaves topics into various sections to show how concepts are linked."
—Brian Dennert,
Trinity Christian College


"Introduction to the History of Christianity covers most of the things I want to make sure are addressed, and it does so in a reasonably non-sectarian way. Dowley’s book is quite efficient in presenting this data in ways that allow students to take notes as they read the book. One feature of this book that I think goes some good distance in helping with this is the use of the sidebars on specific individuals and topics. Digging a little deeper into a historical individual through a sidebar, outside of the main body of the text, makes it easier for students to focus on that person and the data they need to glean."
—Tom Miles,
Nazarene Theological Seminary


"This is a book whose honesty, scholarship, and general attractiveness commend it even to the nonreligious reader."
Publishers Weekly

"If you have only one church history book, this should be it. No other survey so attractively combines accuracy and readability with an abundance of well-chosen illustrations. It will please both those who like to read about the past and those who never knew how interesting it could be."
— Christianity Today

"This fine handbook...with its charts, maps, diagrams, and color illustrations will help readers through the maze of complex Christian history."
— New York Times

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Instructor's Guide: Resources for class

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Student Guide: Key Figures

Features the biographies and essential writings of key figures from Christian history for use in your course!
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Critical Developments in the History of Christianity, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Tom Miles
History of Christianity, Trinity Christian College, Brian C. Dennert

 

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Student Guide: Key Figures

Features the biographies and essential writings of key figures from Christian history for use in your course!
Key Figures in Christian History study guide