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Story of the Christian Church, The

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  31 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
New and Revised Edition with a Foreword by Daniel A. Poling, D.d, S.T.D., LL.D.
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published 1933 by The John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia
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Sep 01, 2015 Tony rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I tend to dislike books where the author tries to direct my train of thought to a specific conclusion. Allow me the freedom to think. Do not inform me of your impressions or the causation of a systemic breakdown. I enjoy drawing my own conclusions and coming up with a basis for such ideas
Feb 10, 2013 Matthew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm finding that I'm faulting the book for what it has to be: a high level summary. It definitely connected a few dots, historically, but as a Catechumin in Eastern Orthodoxy, I was a little disappointed with the focus on the western church. The author all but acknowledges that he knows very little about the Eastern Church, but what little he says, then, ABOUT Eastern Orthodoxy feels highly suspect and inaccurate. His deliberate avoidance speaks volumes: an acknowledgement that he doesn't focus ...more
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Jan 20, 2016 Connie Porter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy read. Light overview.
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If you like Christian history (i.e. the history of the Church), or if you want a well-rounded but non-tedious account at just over 200 pages, try this one.
Chris Comis
Jul 18, 2011 Chris Comis rated it it was ok
Shelves: missio-dei, his-story
It was fine as a refresher on church history.
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Informative, but dry... what did I expect??
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Jesse Lyman Hurlbut (1843–1930) was an American Methodist Episcopal clergyman. He was born in New York City, graduated at Wesleyan University in 1864, and held pastorates at Newark, Montclair, Paterson, Plainfield, Hoboken, Morristown, Orange, and Bloomfield, New Jersey After 1879 he was connected with the Sunday-school and tract work of his denomination. He was secretary of the Epworth League in ...more
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