History of the Christian Church, 8 Volumes   -     By: Philip Schaff
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History of the Christian Church, 8 Volumes

Hendrickson Publishers / 1985 / Hardcover

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Philip Schaff (1819-1893) was a German Reformed church historian, born in Switzerland. He was educated at Tubingen, Halle, and Berlin, and later took a position as Professor of Church History at Union Theological Seminary, New York. Schaff bases his work on the premise that church history in order to be valid and valuable must deal with three factors: 1) God through Christ, 2) man as a responsible moral creature, and 3) Satan as a real being employing the Anti-Christ as his agent at the end of time.

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.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 6946
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: 1985
Dimensions: 9.2 X 5.3 X 12.2 (inches)
ISBN: 156563196X
ISBN-13: 9781565631960
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Philip Schaff (1819" 1893) 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.

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    Schaff'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.
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    Excellent Christian History.
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    This 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.
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    Covers all the basics--gives an excellent understanding of events in the church and history. Highly recommend every leader read the entire 8 volumes. I have. I buy these and give them as gifts to upcoming leaders and for basic schools on the mission field.
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