Church History in Plain Language

Church History in Plain Language : Fourth Edition

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With more than 315,000 copies sold, this is the story of the church for today's readers. The fourth 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.

This 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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 156 x 229 x 38mm | 567g
  • Rutledge Hill Press,U.S.
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1401676316
  • 9781401676315
  • 64,879

About Bruce Shelley

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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