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Church History in Plain Language

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$ 29.99 USD
Church History in Plain Language makes church history clear, memorable, and accessible to every reader.
  • Author
    Bruce Shelley
  • Publisher
    Thomas Nelson
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Growing the Church

"History can read like a story, being almost as dramatic and moving as a novel."

Product Description

Church History in Plain Language treats history as the story of people—their motivations, the issues they grapple with, the decisions they make—and the result is that history reads like a story, almost as dramatic and moving as a novel.

This book brings the story of Christianity into the twenty-first century, with detailed information on:

  • Theology of the early church and Reformation
  • Gnosticism and its ongoing relevance
  • The rapid global extension and transformation of Christianity since 1900
  • The decline in traditional mainline denominations
  • The influence of technology on the spread of the gospel
  • How Christianity intersects with other religions in countries all over the world

Church History in Plain Language makes history easy to follow and retain by dividing the Christian story into the great ages of the church. Its clarity, organization, and historical accuracy are part of what make this book a go-to resource for today's readers.

Endorsements

This book is endorsed by the Pentecostal Church of God as part of our Ordination Licensing Series.

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