Item description for A Public Faith: From Constantine to the Medieval World, AD 312-600 (Baker History of the Church) by Ivor J. Davidson...
Christians today are becoming more and more interested in studying the roots of their faith and the development of the church. Finally, here is an accessible but authoritative series that every Christian can turn to: The Baker History of the Church. In the first volume of this series, readers explored the first three hundred years of church history using the most recent biblical research and historical scholarship. Now, A Public Faith covers the years AD 312 - 600, explaining how the church defended itself against unorthodox views and clarified its definitions of Jesus Christ. Bringing the story into the present, this highly readable series shows how the worship, ministry, and theology of the early church have developed into forms still recognized today.
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Church History: Explained and Enjoyed May 15, 2008
Once again, Davidson presents history in a most enjoyable fashion. With his second volume to the Baker History series, he remains consistent with his previous volume. This extensive volume is made in a manner that allows the reader to enjoy history. Some parts can contain digressions to what may appear as irrelevant, but, like normal, Davidson grabs the reader into the 4th and 5th century. He speaks of all the controversial doctrinal issues of the day. Uniquely, he speaks quitly in depth on Constantine and the controversy of his alleged "conversion" as well as the connection with Rome's progressive wielding of power to the rise of the Roman Emperor Constantine. Like the previous volume, I have this twice and plan to read it a third time. By the time you finish this volume, and the previous one, you will become intrigued to doctrinal theology and political-religious issues.