to read + pages of christianity's history is to read + pages of world history since christianity has been a prime mover of human history. every continent and every religion has found a place of clarity in this book. it does not disappoint. whereas it is true that to cover years of human and religious history, the writer must /5(). Excellent book on the history of Christendom. This book was utilized for a graduate class and served well as an intro to the history of Christian thought. Easy reading with an approachable understanding of the various theological perspectives of the church's most influential theologians/5(18). In this abridged version of his popular history, Gonzalez retains the essential elements of his earlier three volumes. Displaying his grasp of overarching themes as well as his enthusiasm for the subject, it traces Christian thought from the birth of Christ and the early church through the Middle Ages to 21st-century postmodernity. A History of Christian Thought in One Volume [Paperback ISBN: The History of Christian Thought by Gonzalez is simply a reader friendly book. It has a nice chronological sequence so that it builds on previous material. Besides being reader friendly, it is very insightful and objective. I highly recommend it. Read more. One person found this s:
This book is a survey of Christian Thought, but more of Christian thinkers. It is a history of the important theologians and writers who influenced Christianity, from the early Greek fathers to the end of the 20th Century(although it covers up to the late 20th C, it doesn't cover many specific thinkers past the s)/5. Based on Paul Tillich's lectures as professor of theology at the Union Theological College (NY), "A History of Christian Thought" provides an introduction into Christian belief from the ancient Church, the Hellenistic philosophy, through the Roman Empire, Middle Ages until today (s)/5. Guest Blogger: Chase Vaughn Wilken, Robert Louis. The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. $ Robert Louis Wilken holds the chair of William R. Kenan Professor of Christianity at the University of Virginia. He has written many important works in early Christian history, [ ]. The writer leans strongly towards western thought but that has been the case with most books written on church history in the west. Strengths of the text include excellent foot notes, generalized summaries are a fair length appropriate for instruction, and the book is an excellent complimentary book to his other work The Story of Christianity Reviews:
A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. The first volume introduces the central figures and debates culminating in the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon among which the theologies of the early church were hammered out/5. Just curious as to what some of you think are the best/most accurate/objective books on Christian history. I've just finished Diarmaid MacCullock's "A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years" upon Christopher Hitchen's recommendation in one of his final debates (certainly more objective than his own account). A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. The first volume introduces the central figures and debates culminating in the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon among which the theologies of the early church were hammered out/5(2). Hearts and Hands: Chronicles of the Awakening Church (History Lives series) Mr Pipes Comes To America Return of the White Book: True Stories of God at Work in Southeast Asia (Hidden Heroes) Living Water in the Desert: True Stories of God at work in Iran (Hidden Heroes) B. B. Warfield (Christian Biographies for Young Readers) Drawn by a China.