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Zondervan Essential Companion to Christian History

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The Zondervan Essential Companion to Christian History gives you what it promises: the essentials.

Following a brief introduction that outlines the key events of the New Testament era, there is a chapter devoted to each century of Christian history beginning with the year 100 and ending roughly at the year 2000. Each chapter flows chronologically featuring:

A brief overview,
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Zondervan Academic
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Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
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This is billed as an essential companion to church history, which would be partly accurate as a companion to a real church history textbook. On the one hand, it's pretty global, which is good, but with way too much detail that is clearly not "essential". I teach church history and he includes numerous names that I've never heard of, and too many dates to pay attention to. These are the things that put students off of history to start with. In addition, there are several fairly blatant mistakes, ...more
Dec 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Beautifully presented with clear type and lots of extra boxes and pictures! But somehow I found parts of this slightly disappointing as it assumed a certain level of knowledge (which sadly I don’t have so I had no idea what they were talking about. But its probably brilliant if you’re cleverer!). It was hard going at times but I’m glad I persevered.
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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It's like reading an entire encyclopedic entry on Christian history. A 10,000 for level survey of the Church against the backdrop of history. ...more
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Stephen Backhouse is the Lecturer in Social and Political Theology at St. Mellitus College, London. He has published a number of critically well-received books and articles on religion, history, and Kierkegaard, from the popular Compact Guide to Christian History (Lion Publishers) to the academic Kierkegaard’s Critique of Christian Nationalism (Oxford University Press).

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