A Summary of Christian History
Originally published in 1959, A Summary of Christian History has been a classic text for introductory-level studies of Christian history for more than four decades. Even in the face of advancing history, new findings, and changing perspectives, Dr. Baker's original classic has remained popular decades beyond the normal life expectancy of a textbook.
In this third edition, Dr. John Landers, a former student of Dr. Baker, builds on the original goal of helping students grasp the broad contours of Christian history without becoming lost in a maze of historical detail.
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Excellent church history book! Concise & understandable and easy to read. Gives an overall feel of not only the church history but also world history.
Having had read the original "A Summary of Christian History" by Robert A Baker; I would highly recommend that you buy it instead of this revision. The original is wonderful and VERY easy reading; I did not see any need for a revised version. Moreover, I have found that this revision leaves out a lot of very important text. The original has a burgundy cloth hard cover.
The Beginnings of Historical Christianity
Pagan Opposition to Christianity
The Struggle for Purity
The Close of an Era
The Age of Constantine
Roman Catholic Foundations
Roman Catholic Expansions
Religious Opposition to Roman Authority
Anabaptists and the Radical Reformation
The Anglican Reform
The Roman Catholic Revival
The Thirty Years War
The Seaborne Expansion of Christianity
Continental European Christianity 16481789
British Christianity 16491789
Colonial North American Christianity
Throne and Altar
Roman Catholic Domination
The High Middle Ages
The Decline of Papal Prestige and the Rise of Nation States
Renaissance Church Councils
Causes of the Reformation
The Lutheran Reform
The Zwinglian and Calvinistic Reforms