How to Read Church History: From the Reformation to the Present Day v. 2

How to Read Church History: From the Reformation to the Present Day v. 2

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By (author) Jean Comby, By (author) Diarmaid MacCulloch, Translated by J. Bowden, Translated by M. Lydamore

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  • Publisher: SCM PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 200mm x 220mm x 20mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0334020360
  • ISBN 13: 9780334020363
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 395,058

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This second volume takes up the story where the first left off. Like its predecessor it has three features which make it different from other histories, so that it is aimed at the widest possible audience. First, it does not separate church history from the wider history of the world in which it is set. Christians live in that wider world, and political, social and economic developments often determine the life of the church. Secondly, it provides direct quotations from the written sources. To make sure that the account covers British and American, as well as French and European, history, an English-speaking historian joins the French author. 'The approach is ecumenical, covering with good balance the full range of denominational developments in the Western church and its missionary outreach ...In general this is a clear, well-written account ...the language is accessible not only to an adult but also to a student readership' (Expository Times).

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