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Christianity Through the Centuries (edition 1996)
by Earle E. Cairns (Author)
Christianity Through the Centuries by Earle E. Cairns
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A nice textbook-style telling of church history from a somewhat conservative perspective. ( )
This edition of Christianity Through the Centuries discussing events and developments in the church into the 1970s. The author not only explains the development of doctrines, movements, and institutions, but also gives attention to "the impact of Christianity on its times and to the mark of the times on Christianity."
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Christianity Through the Centuries is a proven standard text for introductory classes in church history. Is has been extended and updated, including a new chapter bringing the history of the church through the 1970s, as well as more maps, charts, and illustrations. Dr. Cairns work will help students understand the present by a careful study of the past. The importance of the church's articulation of its faith through its creedal statements can best be understood in the light of historical developments.
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The third edition of Christianity Through the Centuries brings the reader up-to-date by discussing events and developments in the church into the 1990s. This edition has been redesigned with new typography and greatly improved graphics to increase clarity, accessibility, and usefulness. - New chapters examine recent trends and developments (expanding the last section from 2 chapters to 5) - New photos. Over 100 photos in all -- more than twice the number in the previous edition - Single-column format for greater readability and a contemporary look - Improved maps (21) and charts (39) Building on the features that have made Christianity Through the Centuries an indispensable text, the author not only explains the development of doctrines, movements, and institutions, but also gives attention to "the impact of Christianity on its times and to the mark of the times on Christianity."
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An edition of this book was published by Zondervan.