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Introduction to the History of Christianity: First Century to the Present Day

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Due to licensing restrictions, this resource does not include the pictures that are included in the print edition.

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Tim Dowley's work is heralded as "the most popular introduction to Christianity ever published." Combining superb historical scholarship with additional resources that encourage proper research and writing methods, this product is a useful tool for studying Christian history, whether you are a history student or just interested in finding out more background information on the formation of Christianity through the years.

The most popular introduction to Christianity ever published, Dowley's work tells in an engaging way the dramatic, intriguing, and often surprising story of Christians in their 2000-year journey.

Resource Experts
If you have only one church history book, this should be it. No other survey so attractively combines accuracy and readability with an abundance of well-chosen illustrations. It will please both those who like to read about the past and those who never knew how interesting it could be.

Christianity Today

This fine handbook . . . helps readers through the maze of complex Christian history . . .

New York Times

This is a book whose honesty, scholarship, and general attractiveness commend it to even the nonreligious reader.

Publishers Weekly

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The Logos edition of Dowley's Introduction to the History of Christianity equips you for better study with cutting-edge functionality and features. Whether you are performing Bible word studies, preparing a sermon, or researching and writing a paper, Logos Bible Software gives you the tools you need to use your digital library effectively and efficiently by searching for verses, finding Scripture references and citations instantly. Additionally, important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, theology texts, and other resources in your library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. With most Logos resources, you can 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.

Tim Dowley, (Ph.D, University of Manchester) is author also of the widely used volumes, The Student Bible Atlas, The Students Bible Guide, and The Student Guide to Life in Bible Times.

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  1. Mattillo



    There is a 3rd edition that has images... buy that one! --> https://www.logos.com/product/175795/introduction-to-the-history-of-christianity-3rd-ed
  2. Robyn VH.

    Robyn VH.


    Sad about the missing images - some good external links that are helpful
  3. Mattillo



    Why would you include the book without the images? It does come with a study guide that contains a summary of each chapter which is a plus but excluding images is hard to get over
  4. Henry Au

    Henry Au


    would Logos please update it and include also the images of the book?
  5. A. Moises zumaeta
    a quick questions. I have bought the book (print edition) and it came with CD with the electronic format (libronix). I have a mac. Is there a way that I can install the book on my mac? The CD is not compatible.