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Informative, interesting, enjoyable history!,
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This review is from: The Penguin History of the Church, vol.1: The Early Church: The Early Church v. 1 (Paperback)
This is the first book I have read on the early church and it was truly excellent. Chadwick writes in such a clear and entertaining manor, while staying true to the history. So much information is included about early church doctrine and practise but it was always in an accessible way. Me being new to the subject did not in any way restrict the excellence of the book.
Chadwick offers his own opinions every now and then such as for the dating of the Didache which was refreshing to read.
It was fascinating to see the similarities in doctrine and practise of the first century church and the Christadelphians of whom I am a member. Please Google or Wikipedia, "Christadelphians" for more.