Schaff begins his history with an examination of the preparation for Christianity in Judaism and the heathen world and the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The 8 volume series concludes with a general introduction to modern church history and a thorough analysis of the productive period of the Reformation, tracing the Protestant movement in Germany and Switzerland to the close of the 16th century. There are footnotes, charts, maps and each volume contains its own alphabetical index.
Schaff taught church history at German Reformed Seminary in Mercersburg, Penn., and Union Theological Seminary in New York. He was involved in the formation of the Evangelical Alliance, the revision of the English Bible (the Revised Version), and the Alliance of the Reformed Churches. Schaff was founder of the American Society of Church History.
Number of Pages: 6946
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: 1985
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Philip Schaff (18191893) wrote one of the finest histories of the church available. His eight-volume work, which covers Christian history from the apostles to the Swiss Reformation, incorporates discussion of ideas and ideals throughout the history of the church with the requisite facts and figures for each period of history. Each volume contains maps, charts, notes, bibliographies, and an index.
Faith in ChristAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Good resourceAugust 31, 2014Faith in ChristAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3There are several hermeneutical issues. Some scriptural texts that are cited for use in proving his point are taken out of context. nevertheless, using a careful eye of discernment one can profit from the read.
Christ Follower5 Stars Out Of 5NiceJanuary 17, 2014Christ FollowerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Good binding and nicely packaged, I am anxious to read them cover to cover.
RandyCaliforniaAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic DealDecember 5, 2013RandyCaliforniaAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Solid Biblical perspective. Great price for such quality.
CatmanTacoma, WAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Schaff's history is a classic of great value.September 4, 2013CatmanTacoma, WAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Schaff's History of the Church is an ongoing pleasure of information and encouragement in the training of churchgoers the world over. Depth of insight combined with practical summations bring out the quality of the material for understanding where the Church has been, and why it is going in a particular direction now. A must for all ministers, theologians, and church libraries.
Rev Robert WestAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Christian History.July 12, 2013Rev Robert WestAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a top-rate history of the Christian Churches from the beginning and up to the time of the 16th Swiss Reformation, produced in high-quality, well-bound volumes on good paper and that reads well. Maybe someone can add to the volumes on all the history that has happened since; but that would be a major undertaking.
Q: How is the print quality in this set and if poor or good what printing do you have ? Example: 1996 ,2006 ,2011, what printing(third, fourth),mo./yr. inquiring about-History of the Christian Church,8 vol. set by: Phillip Schaff
This set is the 4th printing, dated May 2011. Since the set is a reproduction of the revised 2nd edition from 1888, the typeface is an older style and there are occasional ink marks. The print quality of this set is going to be about the same as earlier print editions.
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