Item description for Chronological and Background Charts of Church History (Zondervan Charts #10) by Robert C. Walton...
Overview This is a revised and expanded edition of over 120 charts that summarizes the key persons, events, dates, and ideas of church history. The index makes the book useful as a reference tool.
Publishers Description The rich tapestry of nearly 2,000 years of church history overflows with persons, places, events, dates, and ideas. This volume in the popular ZondervanCharts series visually organizes large amounts of information from the history of the church for greater understanding and ease of reference. Students, teachers, pastors, and church history buffs will find this collection a valuable reference, one they will turn to again and again for their own information and for teaching others.This revised and expanded edition contains 126 charts (43 of which are new) that cover the history of the ancient church, the medieval church, the Reformation, the modern European church, the American church, and more. The accessible visual presentation assists in grasping not only facts, but parallels, contrasts, and relationships between those facts. Besides the charts themselves, a helpful bibliography and index are included.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.5" Width: 8.9" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1.24 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Zondervan Charts
Series Number 10
ISBN 0310258138 ISBN13 9780310258131 UPC 025986258139
Reviews - What do customers think about Chronological And Background Charts/Church History?
Great schematic overview of Church History. Mar 24, 2007
This is a new title in this series which concentrates the essentials of Christian Church History into a series of diagrams and tables that put this information at your finger tips rapidly. Wonderful source for lectures. Great place to start if you are learning the subject for the first time. It keeps you from getting lost in the details.
An expansive and highly informative look into the entirety of the Christian Church's history Mar 13, 2006
As the Zondervan Charts series presents a well formatted product, Chronological And Background Charts of Church History: Revised And Expanded Edition by Robert C. Walton is an accurate and precise history of the past 2000 years of the Christian Church. Church History is an expansive and highly informative look into the entirety of the Christian Church's history, and is highly recommended as an excellent reference for both clergy and lay members of the Christian Church.
Great aid to studying church history Nov 24, 2005
Nothing really beats a good chart that can lay out similarities and differences when you are studying historical events, theological tenants or similar items. Likewise charts are excellent for illustrating a time line or listings or items. This book excels in putting together teaching charts of all sorts of information in a form where it is easy to understand. Examples of the types of charts included in this text include a Timeline of Church History, The Divine Sovereignty and Free Will debate through the centuries, Branches of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Early Symbols of Christianity, Apostolic Fathers and Early Writings, Development of the New Testament Canon, Ante-Nicene Heresies, Ancient Church Heresies, Women in the Ancient Church, The Crusades, Major Monastic Orders, Protestant Creeds of the Reformation Era, European Revivals, Major Indigenous Christian Religious Movements in Africa, Translations of the Bible into English, Religion in the Thirteen Colonies, Denominational Schisms over Slavery, Black Denominations in the United States, and Family Trees of the major American Christian groups. These are only a few of the 126 charts presented in this book. An excellent choice for studying church history, Chronological and Background Charts of Church History is highly recommended.
Great for supplementing your church history readings May 18, 2005
As the other reviews have mentioned, this book is great as a supplement but not as a stand alone church history book. I've been using this book quite a bit, however, as a good one stop reference for people and events that I've been reading about in various church history books. The charts are great at making connections between people, events, and even concepts which I've encountered in my reading. It's like having a church history professor's notebook handy to guide you as you read other books on church history.
Two church history books that I've found especially interesting and helpful have been:
"Church History In Plain Language" by Bruce Shelley - it's a little long, but it's a fast read because it reads like a novel. http://www.this site.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0849938619/qid=1116426726/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/103-1572103-3320655
"Exploring Christian Thought" by Tony Lane - this isn't really a church history book, but it shows why church history is important by highlighting how key people and events have affected what Christians believe. http://www.this site.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0785211438/qid=1116427095/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/103-1572103-3320655
a good church history supplement Jan 15, 2002
I've had to buy several of these charts books for my classes. This one seems to be a bit more helpful and lot less biased than the ones I've had on other topics.
There are definitely theological leanings evident, but that is admitted up front and most stuff is dealt with even-handedly. Also, we're talking two thousand years of history--there is bound to be some selectivity going on. I feel Mr. Walton does a darn good job here.
Let's face it, Charts do not make for riveting reading. This book will be useful as a supplement to anyone wanting to study Church History (I'm sure glad I have it). The key word is "supplement." Don't try and read this by itself unless you're trying to cure insomnia.