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The Early Church: a tug of war?,
This review is from: The Penguin History of the Church, vol.1: The Early Church: The Early Church v. 1 (Paperback)
This is a good overall guide to the early Christian church. It is well written and easily readable, without needing a deep previous understanding. At times I did find the layout slightly confusing, as you seem to approach the same events in numerous 'thematic' chapters, rather than using a "time-line" approach. However, the reader does get a feeling of the way the issues at the time were affecting the church, especially of the conflicts that existed between East and West.
A good starter from people just interested in the subject or a good revision for those already knowledgable in the subject!