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Overview As Presbyterians prepare to celebrate their 300th year in America, this book is a wonderful look at the history that led Presbyterians to the New World and helped shape who they are.
In "Church History 101," William Ramsay surveys the growth and development of the Christian church from the New Testament era to the present day. Placing special attention on the experiences of Presbyterians in America, he highlights key events and profiles prominent individuals who had an impact on the church's life. This brief review of the history that led Presbyterians to America serves as a valuable introduction for new member classes, adult study groups, and all those eager to learn more about church history.
Citations And Professional Reviews Church History 101: An Introduction for Presbyterians by Ramsay has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Advance - 02/01/2005 page 91
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.88" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Jul 14, 2006
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664502776 ISBN13 9780664502775
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A solid, well- researched overview of the history of the Christian church Aug 13, 2005
Though intended especially for Presbyterians, Church History 101: An Introduction for Presbyterians is a solid, well- researched overview of the history of the Christian church from the era when Jesus Christ walked the earth to the present. Written by a retired Presbyterian minister, Church History 101 draws on a wide variety of scriptural, historical and archaeological resources to reconstruct the daily lives of Christian faithful as well as the monumental impacts of rulers, persecutions, crusades, alleged heresy, and attempts at reformation. The text reads fluidly, and is highly accessible especially to lay readers and study groups. Discussion questions such as "To what extent does the church in our country reflect the ideas of the Puritans? To what extent should it do so?" and "What has caused Presbyterians to divide in the past? How helpful have schisms proved to be? What has helped bring many of us back together?" follow each chapter, to better stimulate contemplation and the exchange of ideas. A highly recommended resource and history refresher.