Church History in Plain Language, Third Edition    -     By: Bruce L. Shelley
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Church History in Plain Language, Third Edition

Bruce L. Shelley / 2008 / Paperback

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This updated edition of Bruce Shelley's classic text Church History in Plain Language includes new developments within the church and its 20th Century missionary programs, discusses the impact of emerging technologies on the gospel, and explores the explosive growth of Christianity in the third world. But it also covers everything that came before--from Jesus to the martyrs, the martyrs to Augustine, and on down to the Reformation and, of course, the present day.

Incredibly reader-friendly, Shelley's book edifies, teaches and provides a clear window into the eventful history of the Christian church.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 544
Vendor: Bruce L. Shelley
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0718025539
ISBN-13: 9780718025533
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With more than 275,000 copies sold, this is the story of the Church for today’s readers. The third edition of Shelley’s classic one-volume history of the church brings the story of Christianity into the twenty-first century. This latest edition of the book takes a close look at the rapid growth of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the southern hemisphere, addresses the decline in traditional mainline denominations, examines the influence of technology on the spread of the gospel, and discusses how Christianity intersects with other religions in countries all over the world.

The concise book provides an easy-to-read guide to church history with intellectual substance. The new edition of Church History in Plain Language promises to be the new standard for readable Church History.

Features include:

  • Includes contemporary developments related to the spread of the gospel
  • Discusses how technology has an impact on how the church worships and grows
  • Covers the explosion of Christianity in the Southern hemisphere

Author Bio

Dr. Bruce Shelley was Senior Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Denver Theological Seminary. He held the M.Div. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Among his previous publications are The Church: God's People; Evangelicalism in America; and The Cross and the Flame.

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    I was surprised at the quality and the features of this book considering the price that I paid. It is a very readable book that is written in such a way that it will hold your interest. I was never bored from page 1 until the last page. I learned a lot about church history - especially the early church and how different groups broke away from Roman Catholicism and why. Anyone who is interested in church history would vastly enjoy this book. I have yet to be disappointed by any product I have purchased at Christianbook.com.
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    It's a good summary of Church history
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    Samuel
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    Plain language, easy to understand. Enjoy reading from beginning to end. Electronic one are not good.
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    A good introductory text for Church History. One glaring omission is Zwingli.
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    I am thoroughly enjoying this book. It is well written- as if a conversational lecture from a very knowledgeable source. There is a lot of material covered, though, so know that this isn't a "weekend book."
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    I found this to be a very well-written book, although it took me longer than expected to finish; it seems to be wriitten more in the style of a textbook than I expected. I would recommend having a good collegiate dictionary on hand. It is a useful addition to my reference library.
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