The Story of the Christian Church
No institution has spanned more centuries and more continents than the Christian church. Its dramatic story is one of bloodshed and peace, corruption and purity. Here Dr. Hurlbut retells this story in an objective, concise, and clear style, emphasizing the spirit of the church, its growth and maturation, and the causes leading to historic events and their resulting influen...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 17th 1967 by Zondervan
(first published 1933)
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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
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...moreMore about Jesse Lyman Hurlbut...