The Church in History (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jun 1, 1988 - Religion - 412 pages
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"A standard survey of the histsory of the Christian church from A.D. 33 to modern times, 'The Church in History' by B.K. Kuiper has long been the textbook of choice for many secondary schools and Bible institutes, having sold well over 150,000 copies since first published more than a half century ago. Detailed and fact-filled yet balanced and readable, this volume offers a panoramic view of the church's growth worldwide throughout the past 2,000 years, including a comprehensive section on the church in the United States and Canada. With close to 300 photographs, maps, and timelines throughout and thought=provoking study questions at the end of each chapter, 'The Church in History' is an excellent introductory resource for students or for anyone wanting to better understand the history of the church"--Cover, p. 4.
  

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User Review  - Veola Arrington - Christianbook.com

I purchase this book for my church history class. It's such an easy read and very detail but not overly detail. A very good tool for anyone who wants to study church history on their own. Read full review

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Contents

The Church Is Reformed In Scotland 15571570
215
The Church Is Reformed In England 15341563
220
The Roman Church Undertakes Reform 15451563
230
The Protestant Churches Fight for Their Lives 15461648
235
THE CHURCH AFTER THE REFORMATION
248
The Church in England Continues to Ferment 15581689
249
The Congregationalists The Baptists
260
Arminiamsm The Quakers
266

The Church Loses Territory 632732
61
The Church Forms an Alliante 751800
69
The Church And Papal Derelopment 4611073
75
The Church In Bondage to the State 8851049
80
The Church Is Divided 1054
86
Monastidsm And the Cluny Reform
91
The Church Makes Efforts To Free Itself 10491058
96
The Church Continues to Free Itself 10591073
102
The Church Is Forced to Compromise 10731122
107
The Church Inspires the Crusades 10961291
116
The Church Rises To Its Height of Power 11981216
123
The Church Declines in Power 12941417
134
Is Stirred from Within 12001517
140
CHURCH IN THE REFORMATION
156
The Church Is Shaken October 31 1517
157
The Church Is Convulsed 15171521
169
The Church
182
The Reformation in Switzerland
187
The Anahaptists
204
The Reformation In Western Europe
210
Pietism The Moravians
271
Socinianism Unitarianism Modernism
280
The Methodists
284
The Eastern And the Roman Church
296
Religious Life In Germany and England
301
The Reformed Churches Survive Persecution
307
The Church Grows Once More 1500 to the Present
318
THE CHURCH IN THE NEW WORLD
324
The Church Enters the New World
325
The Church Experiences a Great Awakening
343
The Church As the Young Nation Is Formed
347
The Church In the Early Nineteenth Century
352
The Church in a Time of Turmoil
361
The Church Fates New Problems
373
The Church in Canada
383
The Church Seeks to Preserve the Faith
388
The Churches Seek Cooperation and Union
393
A Look Backward And Forward
398
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