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Overview From Nero's burning of Rome to the twentieth-century charismatic renewal, this book highlights in journalistic style Christian history's most significant events.
Publishers Description Two Thousand Years of Church History From Nero's burning of Rome to the twentieth-century charismatic renewal, this book highlights, in journalistic style, the major people, events, and ideas that have shaped the long history of Christianity. Packed with information it is certain to breathe new life into church history. This book makes a valuable resource for pastors, teachers, history buffs, and all who are interested in learning more about the origins of the church doctrines and traditions.
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More About A. Kenneth Curtis, J. Stephen Lang & Randy Petersen
A. Kenneth Curtis, Ph. D., is president of Christian History Institute and the founding publisher/editor of iChristian Historyi Magazine. He is co-author of i100 Most Important Dates in Christian Historyi and editor of iGlimpsesi and iPastor's Notesi. He also is the co-editor of iThis Day in Christian History.i He and his wife reside in Pennsylvania. Daniel Graves is the webmaster for Christian History Institute and holds a master's degree in library science from Western Michigan University. He is the author of iDoctors Who Followed Christi and iScientists of Faithi. Dan also is the co-editor of iThis Day in Christian Historyi. He and his wife, Paula, live in Michigan.
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2000 years of cliff notes Jul 14, 2007
The author begins by telling his readers that the 100 events chosen are not intended to demean other events that are not included.
This book does a fantastic job of condensing the major events of 2000 years into 200 pages. If you are looking for a "crash course" in church history, this is the one. It reminds me of 2000 years of cliff notes in one volume. Each event is given around two pages of information, which is just enough to wet your appetite to dig deeper. This is a good intro and I would recommend reading it in tandem with Church History In Plain Language or A Global History of Christians.
Marvelous Mar 26, 2006
Marvelous how we can help to preserve our American heritage at home, thru' books such as these. Most schools don't have enouph about our American heritage rooted in His Gospel of Christ Jesus; & books about our founding fathers & mothers are seriously lacking in how they prayed & preserved & based our early schools on the Bible & with Hymns. Please get more books about our founding parents. You can contact: http://wallbuilders.com for the right heritage info's.
Chrisitan history in 204 pages! Apr 15, 2004
Granted, how do you pack approximately 1,970 years into two pages. There is a survey portion of information available about each of the 100 events, much as you might only recieve 1 page about Charles DeGaul in a World History textbook.
However, this book is a great jumping off point for someone who would like to study Christian history more in depth. Through the process of reading this book, you can discover people and events that particularly interest you and search deeper into those topics, rather than haphazardly grabbing a 20 volume set of Christian History and flipping.
Also, I enjoyed this book because it did not limit itself to the 100 most important PEOPLE. I enjoyed reading about the printing press, and the Spanish Inquisition, as well as Charles Spurgeon and Hudson Taylor.
*****Final Thoughts***** This book is a great introduction to Christian history that will allow you to find events and people you want to study more in-depth. It is a great springboard for study.
A great reference book! Feb 22, 2004
Whether you're a church scholar, a new Christian yearning to know the history of your faith, or a lover of all things historical, this book brings you everything you need! The momentous events that have shaped Christianity since Christ's resurrection are presented in a timeline format, which makes it a smooth-flowing book. Reducing all of the world's Christianity-influenced events to "merely" 100 must have been quite a daunting task, with many notable events hitting the cutting-room floor. But I believe the choices were excellent, and the reader will be rewarded with better knowledge and a deeper understanding of Church history.
A first-rate survey Nov 24, 2001
From the Fire in Rome in AD64 to the modern Chinese church, this book is an excellent overview of the history of the church and an excellent tool for those with little background in church history. If you're looking for a comprehensive examination of the church through the ages, this isn't the book for you - stick to Pelikan or one of the others. But if you want to see the flow of events throughout Christian history in just 200 pages, this is as good as it gets!