Item description for Pocket History of the Church: A History of New Testament Times (IVP Pocket Reference) by D. Jeffrey Bingham...
Overview From Roman persecution to the early creeds, from the monastic movement to the Reformation, from the rise of liberalism to missionary expansion, Jeffrey Bingham chronicles the ups and downs of a people and a faith.
Publishers Description The story of Christianity is a fascinating tale. Here we find drama, vision and expansion along with failure, setbacks and tragedy. Yet during the past two thousand years the power of Jesus is felt throughout the interplay of human actors and the forces of world events. How can you grasp the story played out on such a gigantic stage? This book is an ideal place to start. D. Jeffrey Bingham has skillfully selected the key people and episodes to tell a grand and humbling story. From Roman persecution to the early creeds, from the monastic movement to the Reformation, from the rise of liberalism to missionary expansion, he chronicles the ups and downs of a people and a faith. This pocket history has been crafted for students, pastors and other busy people who want an informed, clear and concise presentation that feeds the mind and moves the heart. It is an account that nurtures the Christian virtues of faith, hope and love. For Bingham aims not only to uncover the treasures of the church's past but also to show how history aids your own spiritual journey today.
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Studio: IVP Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 4.2" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.36 lbs.
Release Date May 10, 2002
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series IVP Pocket Reference
ISBN 0830827013 ISBN13 9780830827015
Availability 0 units.
More About D. Jeffrey Bingham
D. Jeffrey Bingham (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies and Professor of Theology at Wheaton College. His academic specialties are Patristic Theology, History of the Reception of the Bible, History of Biblical Interpretation, Second-Century Christianity, and Irenaeus. He is also the author of Pocket History of the Church, and The Routledge Companion to Early Christian Thought. Glenn R. Kreider (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is Professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary where he teaches systematic and historical theology courses. His research interests include Jonathan Edwards, theological method, and eschatology. He is also the author of God with Us: Exploring God s Personal Interactions with His People throughout the Bible."
D. Jeffrey Bingham has an academic affiliation as follows - Dallas Theological Seminary, USA.
Reviews - What do customers think about Pocket History Of The Church?
An Essential Guide to Church History Aug 1, 2003
This little book is packed solid with valuable perspective on church history by a master theologian. The preface alone is worth the price of the book as it provides sound reasoning why a study of church history is important to 21st century Christians.