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About the BookThis book takes a close look at the rapid growth of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the southern hemisphere, discusses how Christianity intersects with other religions in countries all over the world and so much more.
Church History in Plain Language makes church history clear, memorable, and accessible to every reader.
Dr. Bruce Shelley makes church history come alive in this classic book that has become not only the first choice of many laypeople and church leaders but the standard text in many college classrooms.Church History in Plain Language treats history as the story of people--their motivations, the issues they grapple with, the decisions they make--and the result is that history reads like a story, almost as dramatic and moving as a novel.
This fourth edition, revised by R.L. Hatchett, brings the story of Christianity into the twenty-first century, with detailed information on:
Church History in Plain Language makes history easy to follow and retain by dividing the Christian story into the great ages of the church. Its clarity, organization, and historical accuracy are part of what make this book a go-to resource for today's readers.
About the Author
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.