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.
We need to study Church history; but we need to study all of it, not just the bits that interest us.
I'm left with mixed feelings after reading this book; there are some great parts, but as a whole it is just OK.
Christianity was supposed to die in the 20th century, swept away by the tides of rationalism and scientific atheism. However, exactly the opposite happened and the Christian faith flourished as never before; growing right across the world.