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Church History: An Introduction to Research Methods and Resources, 2nd ed.
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Church History: An Introduction to Research Methods and Resources, 2nd ed.

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Eerdmans 2016

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Gathering Interest

Overview

In their acclaimed, much-used Church History, James Bradley and Richard Muller lay out guidelines, methods, and basic reference tools for research and writing in the fields of church history and historical theology. Over the years, this book has helped countless students define their topics, locate relevant source materials, and write quality papers.

This revised, expanded, and updated second edition includes discussion of Internet-based research, digitized texts, and the electronic forms of research tools. The greatly enlarged bibliography of study aids now includes many significant new resources that have become available since the first edition's publication in 1995. Accessible and clear, this introduction will continue to benefit both students and experienced scholars in the field.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Updates the popular Church History for a modern audience
  • Discusses Internet and electronic-based research tools
  • Features a very extensive bibliography and list of online resources for further study

Contents

  • Introduction to Church History and Related Disciplines
  • Perspective and Meaning in History
  • The Initial Stages of Research and the Use of Bibliographic and Reference Sources
  • Research in Primary Sources and the Use of Text Databases and Materials in Microform
  • The Practice of Research and the Craft of Writing
  • Preparing Lectures and Writing Monographs and Articles
  • Selected Aids to the Study of Church History and Historical Theology: A Bibliography
  • Appendix: Online Resources and Sources in Microform

Praise for the Print Edition

While Bradley and Muller show how hard it is to learn the craft, they help the apprentice considerably.

Christian Century

A reliable roadmap for all who would enter the scholarly labyrinth known as ‘church history.’ . . . All new practitioners of the discipline, not to mention old ones, could benefit from this book.

Religious Studies Review

Product Details

  • Title: Church History: An Introduction to Research Methods and Resources
  • Authors: James Bradley and Richard A. Muller
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 314
  • Resource Type: Introduction
  • Topic: Church History

About the Authors

James E. Bradley is Geoffrey W. Bromiley Professor of Church History at Fuller Theological Seminary. He received his BA from Pasadena College, a BD from Fuller, and a PhD from the University of Southern California. He is the author of Religion, Revolution, and English Radicalism.

Richard A. Muller is the P.J. Zondervan Professor for Doctoral Studies in Historical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. He acquired an MDiv from Union Theological Seminary and a PhD from Duke University. His many books include A Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms and Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition