Western Europe is at the tail end of 200 years of encroaching secular materialism that has seen the greatest regression of Christianity since the rise of Islam. We are living in anything but a golden age.
By the time Christianity was receding in Europe, the churches of Africa, Asia and Latin America were coming into their own. The movement of Christianity is one of serial, not progressive, expansion.
Two good church history books, some indifferent missiology, some awful science fiction and a book about vets in North Yorkshire; February’s reading.
An excellent overview of a period that I knew very little about.
An altogether excellent book
The Reformation appears … as a missiological retrieval of the gospel as set forth in the original languages of the Bible.
Some thoughts about how the long history of the church should impact the way that Evangelicals look at other traditions.
An excellent book from an excellent series. If you want to understand evangelicalism today; you have to understand where it came from…
A longish review of the most thought provoking book that I’ve read in a long time!
There is no doubt about it, Christianity the Biography is the best short, one-volume history of the Church that I have read. I have no hesitation in suggesting that you go out and buy it. However, I do have some questions about whether or not it succeeds in achieving what it sets out to do.