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Reclaiming Our Roots -- Volume 1 (The Late First Century to the Eve of the Reformation, 1) [Paperback]

By Mark Ellingsen (Author)
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Reclaiming Our Roots, the most inclusive church history textbook on the market today, pays special attention to such matters as Christanity in the southern hemisphere, Eastern Orthodoxy, the church among miniority cultures in North America, and the role of women in church history. It includes not just names, dates, and events in church history but also sophisticated theological analyses of the issues that have made history, making it usable both as a text for " history of Christian thought" as well as " introduction to church history, courses. Readers are exposed to a variety of credible, scholarly interpretations of issues, events and major figures, and encouraged to make thier own judgments based on the evidence and with the help of suggested primary source readings. Leading questions that open doors for group discussion and individual reflection on the core issues follow each section.

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Here at last is the true textbook for church history courses. Originally crafted as lectures in this country's premier African American theological institution, Reclaiming Our Roots represents the most inclusive church history text on the market today. It pays special attention to such matters as Christianity in the southern hemisphere, Eastern Orthodoxy, the church among minority cultures in North America, and the role of women in church history. The text includes not just names, dates, and events in church history but also sophisticated theological analyses of the issues that have made history, making it possible to function also in "history of Christian thought" as well as in "introduction to church history" courses. Ellingsen has produced an extraordinarily balanced text, one that provides readers with sympathetic exposure to a variety of credible, scholarly interpretations of the major figures. In this way, he encourages readers to make their own judgments based on the evidence and with the help of primary-source readings that he suggests. Leading questions about the material covered are included at the end of each section. Volume 2 Martin Luther to Martin Luther King, Jr. (Fall 1999) Mark Ellingsen is Associate Professor of Church History at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta.

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Studio: Continuum
Pages   336
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 6.05" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.18 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 1999
Publisher   Trinity Press International
ISBN  156338275X  
ISBN13  9781563382758  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mark Ellingsen is an active speaker at seminaries, churches, and conferences where he is sought out as an expert and spirited champion of authentic Christian faith and politics. Ellingsen is associate professor at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta and the author of more than a dozen books and 200 articles. Mark Ellingsen's new book When Did Jesus Become Republican? is a timely contribution for understanding the presidential sweepstakes. Its timeliness is leading to nationwide media recognition. Ellingsen has appeared as a guest on seven radio talk-show programs all over the country and has made a joint appearance in New York with former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. In Winter 2007 he appeared as a featured guest on a CNN television special, hosted by Roland Martin.

Mark Ellingsen currently resides in the state of Georgia. Mark Ellingsen was born in 1949.

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Ecclesstical History with a Scope: Christianity's real Roots  Jul 24, 2004
Ecclesiastical History with a Scope:
This is the first in a two-volume 'inclusive church history', that pays special attention to Christianity in the neglected hemisphere, Eastern Orthodoxy, the church among minority cultures in North America, and the role of women in church history. Beginning with an introduction that spells why this book is different, it is a search of how authentic is the Black Church as part of the early Church of Alexandria, an African Church, preached by John Mark, an African from Cyrene. The ancient Ethiopian Church (Mid fourth century)is a black Church that predates most European Churches, and Frumentius, its first Bishop was consecrated By Athanasius, the great defender of faith (called by the Arians;"The Black little man").
This first volume scans through the critical first five centuries of history of the early Church, concluding with the question of whether today's church is a liberating church or a church in paralysis.

Reclaiming Our Roots:
A clear concise, well searched and honestly written textbook of church history. Reclaiming Our Roots defines its scope as an inclusive church history book, that pays special attention to such neglected subjects as Oriental & Eastern Orthodoxy, the church of the minorities in North America, the role of women's ministry in church history. The text includes a good introduction to church history, history of development of Christian thought, with an elaborate theological analysis of major issues that influenced the turning points in ecclesiastic history, as per mark Noll's definition. Ellingsen has produced a doctrinally balanced text, providing seminarians and lay readers alike with a clear and non biased exposure to ecclessiastical history and doctrinal facts, encouraging readers to make their own judgments based on the evidence and with the help of the suggested primary source readings. Each section is amended with questions, designed to clarify the historical material and dogmatic oppositions for text study.


Author's Thematic Philosophy:
Mark Ellingsen, A. Professor of Church History at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, presents church history as an integrated corpus. It is not merely a collection of facts but an ecumenical opportunity to enter into constructive dialogue with the church's diversevied traditions. He defines the role of Ecclessistical history as; teaching the faithful their heritage; thus a community builder; learning to look at faith and traditional issues from the perspective of the others, without suppositions and cultural biases, a liberating and healing ministry; alarming leaders of various churches to the taken for granted historically encountered errors, to be confronted and healed in the future; providing access to the stimulating insights of the great theological minds of the past, thus a source of theological renovation.



 

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