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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic- engaging and very informative!, 1 Mar 2011
This review is from: The Compact Guide to Christian History (Compact Guides) (Paperback)
I'm new to church history, and I must say this is a perfect introduction. Each chapter covers one century of Christianity, and though it must (by definition) be brief, it is never simplistic. Covering nearly 2,000 years is certainly daunting, but I was happy to see that non-western traditions of Christianity are given their due prominence. The images are beautiful, and the prose very well written. I would recommend this to anyone looking to widen their view of the church- and anyone who wants to read a very engaging history!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Guide to Christian History, 16 Jan 2014
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I like this book very much having read it from the library it was a book that I wanted to own myself, it is an excellent reference book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good book on the "Good Book", 24 Dec 2012
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This book fills in the gaps. Well written and informative. Good to read through or refer to at any time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service, 28 Oct 2012
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The product arrived on time and in appropriate packaging. This is a great book for my studies and was in near perfect condition. I was delighted with the speed and condition of the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good compact history, 14 July 2012
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This copiously illustrated guide seeks to cover the history of the church from its origins to the end of the 20th century in just over 200 pages (including an index and a glossary!). It is truly international in its approach and it manages to include an amazing amount of information in a form which is readable and interesting. Inevitably some of the explanations of theological developments are highly compressed and only give a brief glimpse of the issues involved. The discussion of Gnosticism on page 13 is rare example of a definition which is positively misleading and the designation of the pro-orthodox Epistle of Barnabas as Gnostic is bizarre. However, these are minor blemishes and , taken as a whole, this is fascinating and stimulating taster of what Christian history has to offer.
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