Sketches from Church History

An Illustrated Account of 20 Centuries of Christ's Power

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Dimensions 7.75 × 7.75 × 0.6 in
page-count

256

Banner Pub Date

Dec 1, 1980

topic

General History

Original Pub Date

1980

Format

Book

binding

Paperback

isbn

9780851513171

Book Description

This book outlines the thrilling story of the onward march of the church of Christ from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century. It is not a dry-as-dust account of long-forgotten events and controversies, but rather a moving record of those who undertook the adventure of faith before us and through their courage and steadfastness, left an example for the church in every age.

Reading of the exploits of those who have gone before us, through times of prosperity and times of persecution, should stimulate, warn and encourage the church in our own age to persevere in the same path, and obtain the same everlasting reward.

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I: THE EARLY CHURCH TO THE RISE OF ISLAM  
  1 The Early Church 9
  2 The Martyrs 14
  3 Constantine the Great 20
  4 Church Fathers 23
  5 Monasticism 27
  6 The Rise of the Papacy 31
  7 Islam 34
II: THE DARK AND MIDDLE AGES TO THE HEIGHT OF PAPAL AUTHORITY  
  8 The Christian Faith comes to the British Isles (1) 39
  9 The Christian Faith comes to the British Isles (2) 43
  10 Early Missionaries in Europe 48
  11 Pope and Emperor 51
  12 The Crusades 54
  13 The Papacy at its Height 57
III: FORERUNNERS OF THE REFORMATION  
  14 The Waldenses 62
  15 John Wycliffe 65
  16 John Huss 69
  17 Savonarola 72
  18 The Approach of Dawn 75
IV: THE 16th-CENTURY REFORMATION IN GERMANY  
  19 Martin Luther the Student 79
  20 Luther and the Church 82
  21 Luther and the Pope 87
  22 Luther at the Wartburg 90
  23 The Protestants in Germany 94
V: THE 16th-CENTURY REFORMATION OUTSIDE GERMANY  
  24 Ulrich Zwingli 99
  25 John Calvin 102
  26 John Calvin in Geneva 106
  27 England receives the Light (1) 112
  28 England receives the Light (2) 116
  29 Scotland Transformed 122
  30 The Huguenots of France 129
  31 The French Crown and the Huguenots 134
  32 The Netherlands receives the Truth 138
VI: THE FAITH IN THE 17th AND 18th CENTURIES  
  33 The Thirty Years’ War in Germany (1618-48) 144
  34 English Puritanism, chiefly under Elizabeth 148
  35 English Puritanism under the Early Stuarts 152
  36 English Puritanism under the Later Stuarts 161
  37 The Faith in North America during the 17th Century (1) 165
  38 The Faith in North America during the 17th Century (2) 169
  39 The Pietists: Spener, Francke, Zinzendorf 174
  40 The Faith in North America during the 18th Century 178
  41 Methodism and the Wesleys (1) 185
  42 Methodism and the Wesleys (2) 190
  43 Methodism and George Whitefield 194
VII: FROM THE RISE OF MODERN MISSIONS TO THE END OF THE 19th CENTURY  
  44 Revived Missionary Activity 202
  45 The Faith in the 19th-Century Church: North America (1) 208
  46 The Faith in the 19th-Century Church: North America (2) 213
  47 The Faith in the 19th-Century Church: The British Isles (1) 221
  48 The Faith in the 19th-Century Church: The British Isles (2) 228
  49 The 19th-Century Church on the Continent of Europe (1) 235
  50 The 19th-Century Church on the Continent of Europe (2) 241
  Index 247

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vaclav Vasil

    I read this book a few years ago. I really like how accessible this sketch of church history is. Some people don’t like to just read, but see, what it was like, and this book gives you both. Just enough information, and with pictures and illustrations from the history of what God has done through the centuries in his church.

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