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Church History in Plain Language

Church History in Plain Language Book
Author : Bruce Shelley
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2013-12-10
ISBN : 1401676855
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Church History in Plain Language

Church History in Plain Language Book
Author : Bruce Shelley
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 1996-04-19
ISBN : 1418530050
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It's about time that someone wrote church history that tells about people, not just about "eras" and "ages." Church History in Plain Language taps the roots of our Christian family tree. It combines authoritative research with a captivating style to bring our heritage home to us.

Church History in Plain Language

Church History in Plain Language Book
Author : Bruce Leon Shelley
Publisher : Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Release : 1995-01-01
ISBN : 9780849938610
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traces the history of the Church, focusing on the motivations of its founders, conflicts, key figures, and defining events over the centuries.

Church History in Plain Language

Church History in Plain Language Book
Author : Bruce L. Shelley
Publisher : Thomas Nelson Publishers
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780718025533
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With more than 275,000 copies sold, this is the story of the Church for today's readers. This third edition improves the most engaging and readable single-volume history of the Church by bringing the story into the twenty-first century. Faced with some astonishing changes in the Islamic world, a global resurgence of Roman Catholicism, the decline of Christianity in the West coupled with the rapid growth of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the southern and eastern hemispheres, readers need a current explanation with intellectual substance that will provide historical context and update readers on all these new developments. The new edition of Church History in Plain Language does that in a stimulating manner, and it promises to be the new standard for readable Church History. Features include: Includes contemporary developments, such as the growth of Christianity in China and the rise of global Islam

Church History in Plain Language

Church History in Plain Language Book
Author : Bruce Shelley
Publisher :
Release : 2021-07-13
ISBN : 9780310115960
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bruce Shelley's classic one-volume history of the church, now in 5th edition, brings the story of global Christianity into the twenty-first century and provides an easy-to-read guide to Christian history with compelling narrative and intellectual substance.

A Matter of Conviction

A Matter of Conviction Book
Author : Jerry Sutton
Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0805447555
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Matter of Conviction chronicles the history of the ERLC against the backdrop of "culture war" challenges that drive the larger movement of evangelical activism, from the organization's earliest days to its current activities under the leadership of conservative values champion Dr. Richard Land. Author and renowned pastor Jerry Sutton anchors his writing in the biblical mandate for cultural engagement, a biblical understanding of the relationship between church and society, and the rise of Baptist influence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach Book
Author : Robin Sampson
Publisher : Heart of Wisdom Publishing Inc
Release : 2005-04
ISBN : 9780970181671
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Details the Bible-based homeschool teaching approach for parents, and discusses Christian education, learning styles, unit studies, bible study, and more.

How to See the Holy Spirit Angels and Demons

How to See the Holy Spirit  Angels  and Demons Book
Author : Gordon James Klingenschmitt
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2013-12-01
ISBN : 1630870870
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Are God, angels, and demons really invisible? Or can the spirits be seen with human eyes, through the lens of Church Ethics? The gift of discerning of spirits is indispensible to the study of church ethics. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), wrote two sets of Rules for Discerning of Spirits in his Spiritual Exercises in the early 1500s. He taught how the church can receive from God the gift to see otherwise invisible angels, demons, and the Holy Spirit. Ignatius' views were influenced by John Cassian, Jacobus de Voragine, Ludolph of Saxony, and Thomas à Kempis. Ignatius' Rules are exegeted in dialogue with contemporary scholars Karl Rahner, Hugo Rahner, Piet Penning de Vries, Jules Toner, and Timothy Gallagher, and applied to one study of ecclesial ethics in the narrative theology of Samuel Wells. A four-step Ignatian pneumato-ethical method is developed, which any analyst can follow to see the spirits, by consolation/desolation, consent, manifestation, and pneumato-ethics. This method revolutionizes how we study ecclesiology, soteriology, missiology/world religions, liturgy, worship, Eucharist, hermeneutics, homiletics, pastoral counseling, church history, and politics. The spirits are not invisible at all. They can be clearly discerned through the lens of ecclesial ethics.

The One Year Christian History

The One Year Christian History Book
Author : E. Michael Rusten,Sharon O. Rusten
Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release : 2014-01-10
ISBN : 1414328117
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What happened on this date in church history? From ancient Rome to the twenty-first century, from peasants to presidents, from missionaries to martyrs, this book shows how God does extraordinary things through ordinary people every day of the year. Each story appears on the day and month that it occurred and includes questions for reflection and a related Scripture verse.

From Jerusalem to You

From Jerusalem to You Book
Author : J. Samuel Hofman
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2014-10-02
ISBN : 1490848711
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Jerusalem to You shows and tells how the Gospel spread from Jerusalem to you. With the help of thirty-six maps, you will be able to trace the exciting story of the spread of Christianity and find your place in that story. When Jesus predicted the spread of his kingdom, he told the parable of the mustard seed and plant. Beginning as a tiny seed, it rapidly grows to be a large bush that covers the ground. It even welcomes wild birds to come and make their nests in it. Nearly two thousand years later, we can now look back and trace the growth of Christianity from that tiny seed in Jerusalem to becoming the global tree of today with all its many branches. We need to take our place as a leaf in that tree and then trace our heritage through its branches, trunk, and, finally, to its original seed. Only then will our life gain purpose, and only then will history have meaning. Taking this trip through history, you will meet many courageous and dedicated followers of Jesus who dedicated their lives so that you also can be a part of God's global kingdom. You will also hear the voice of Jesus saying, "Go to the peoples of all the world and share the good news with everyone, and I will always be with you."

One Faith Many Transitions

One Faith Many Transitions Book
Author : K. G. Powderly, Jr.
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2002-10-01
ISBN : 0595249205
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Church history reads like a wartime romance tragedy with the promise of a happy ending. For the church is called Christ's Bride' in Scripture. One Faith Many Transitions snapshots the pathos, defeat and victory of the heroes and villains in historic Christianity. It exposes world-views that have both aided and distorted the faith over the centuries, and how God's Spirit brings churches back into living relationship with him. It explores why Christians thought and acted as they did. Written in a way that takes the Bible seriously as a message system from the living God, One Faith analyzes historic ideas and events from a basically Evangelical perspective. It will boost the faith and historic understanding of any Christian who believes the Bible really is the word of God and the standard for church authority. It also highlights many of the crucial world-view issues Christians face today and how they arose.

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya Book
Author : Ruth A. Tucker
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2011-01-04
ISBN : 0310830621
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is history at its best. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is readable, informative, gripping, and above all honest. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya helps readers understand the life and role of a missionary through real life examples of missionaries throughout history. We see these men and women as fallible and human in their failures as well as their successes. These great leaders of missions are presented as real people, and not super-saints. This second edition covers all 2,000 years of mission history with a special emphasis on the modern era, including chapters focused on the Muslim world, Third World missions, and a comparison of missions in Korea and Japan. It also contains both a general and an “illustration” index where readers can easily locate particular missionaries, stories, or incidents. New design graphics, photographs, and maps help make this a compelling book. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is as informative and intriguing as it is inspiring—an invaluable resource for missionaries, mission agencies, students, and all who are concerned about the spreading of the gospel throughout the world.

Brief Christian Histories

Brief Christian Histories Book
Author : James W. White
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2014-03-17
ISBN : 1630873055
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How do we undergird Christian enthusiasm with Christian substance? Brief Christian Histories combines biblical and ecclesial history in a single volume, taking readers through 4000 years of our religion's history using four themes of interest: WHO has led us? HOW have we been guided ethically? WHAT have been our faith practices and pieties? WHERE have we interacted with culture, and to what effect? Reading any one chapter will give readers a feel for the Christian narrative as a whole. Reading two or more narratives will broaden readers' understanding of where we have come from--all to help understand this big religion of ours, deepen ourselves in it, and keep our faith fresh and moving forward. We move for God's New Order (basileia)--about which Jesus taught, for which he taught us to pray, and into which he invites our enthusiastic, substantive sojourning.

Church History

Church History Book
Author : Christopher Catherwood
Publisher : Crossway
Release : 2007
ISBN : 158134841X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The history of the Christian church is far more than a dull list of dates. This brief summary will whet your appetite to discover more about the story of Christianity.

What Christianity Has Done for the World

What Christianity Has Done for the World Book
Author : Rose Publishing
Publisher : Rose Publishing Inc
Release : 2014-03-25
ISBN : 1628621060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A recent study concluded that Christianity's image is the United States is declining, especially among young people. Only 16% of non-Christians between the ages of 16 and 29 have a "good impression" of Christianity according to Barna Research. Evangelicals come under the severest criticism, with only 3% of 16-29 year olds having a favorable view of this group of Christians. This pamphlet was written to show this generation some of the "good deeds" that Christians have done over the past 2000 years.The Scriptures say that even non-Christians will glorify God when they see the kindness and good works done by Christians (Matthew 5:16; 1 Peter 2:12) It includes dozens of examples, from the abolition of slavery in England to advances in medicine and science. Includes specifics about educating the poor, feeding the hungry, caring for lepers, and reforming laws to protect the weak. This is a valuable reference guide--buy one for a skeptical friend and another for yourself. Examples are taken from art, literature, science, medicine, law, education, philosophy, charity, and equality for all people.

Know the Heretics

Know the Heretics Book
Author : Justin S. Holcomb
Publisher : Zondervan Academic
Release : 2014-04-29
ISBN : 0310515084
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is a lot of talk about heresy these days. The frequency and volume of accusations suggest that some Christians have lost a sense of the gravity of the word. On the other hand, many believers have little to no familiarity with orthodox doctrine or the historic distortions of it. What’s needed is a strong dose of humility and restraint, and also a clear and informed definition of orthodoxy and heresy. Know the Heretics provides an accessible “travel guide” to the most significant heresies throughout Christian history. As a part of the KNOW series, it is designed for personal study or classroom use, but also for small groups and Sunday schools wanting to more deeply understand the foundations of the faith. Each chapter covers a key statement of faith and includes a discussion of its historical context; a simple explanation of the unorthodox teaching, the orthodox response and a key defender; reflections of contemporary relevance; and discussion questions.

Church History

Church History Book
Author : Justo L. González
Publisher : Abingdon Press
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0687016118
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the chief difficulties in studying the history of Christianity is the lack of prior exposure to the subject that students often bring with them. Struggling to keep up with the large numbers of names, dates, and places presented to them, it is easy for students to lose sight of the "big picture," the broad sweep of movement and change that instructors most wish to communicate. Justo Gonzalez has written this book to help students gain just such a quick and basic grasp of the main periods and issues in the history of Christianity. Drawing upon his own extensive experience and that of others, he contends that having been introduced to the essentials of church history in a brief and accessible form, students are far better able to understand and appreciate what they encounter in more detailed lectures and reading. Gonzalez provides a comprehensive opening chapter that summarizes major issues and concerns of each of the principal eras of church history. Subsequent chapters focus on the ancient church, the Christian empire, the Middle Ages, the Reformation, the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries, and the twentieth century and the end of modernity.

What God s Up To on Planet Earth

What God   s Up To on Planet Earth  Book
Author : Mark J. Keown
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2011-05-07
ISBN : 1620326078
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Have you ever wondered, Why am I here? What's gone wrong with the world? What is the answer? How will it all end? What do I have to do to know God? What's God up to on Planet Earth? offers a no-strings-attached presentation of the Christian message written for those who are seeking answers to questions like these. Mark Keown gives a compelling vision of a loving God whose desire is the restoration of the whole world. The book focuses on the individual person and how he or she fits into this inspiring vision. It is a must-read for those seeking to understand the Christian faith more.