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Introduction to the History of Christianity, Third Edition
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Introduction to the History of Christianity, Third Edition


Fortress Press 2018

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An Essential Guide to Christian History

Now in its third edition, Tim Dowley’s masterful one-volume survey of church history has an updated design and new content, particularly in the section covering most recent Christian history. The inviting full-color format includes many new images and updated maps, while maintaining many of the features that made the second edition a popular volume for the classroom.

Dowley has assembled a global cast of respected scholars to write the full story of the rise of the Christian faith and to provide a rounded picture of the worldwide development of Christianity. The volume has been praised as accurate, scholarly, and balanced. Its writers are committed to Christianity but also to the unhindered pursuit of truth that does not avoid the darker aspects of the varied story of Christianity.

The accessible text is supported by detailed timelines, maps, profiles of key figures in Christianity, colorful images, and a complete glossary. Each section includes questions for discussion.

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

  • Provides extended reading lists and updated questions for further study
  • Contains extra photographs and detailed maps
  • Includes updated design and a new epilogue on Christianity in the new millennium


  • Part One: Beginnings: AD 1–325
  • Part Two: Acceptance And Conquest: AD 325–600
  • Part Three: A Christian Society: AD 600–1500
  • Part Four: Reform and Renewal: 1500–1650
  • Part Five: Reason, Revival, and Revolution: 1650–1789
  • Part Six: Cities and Empires: 1789–1914
  • Part Seven: A Century of Conflict: 1914–2001
  • Part Eight: Epilogue: A New Millennium

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About Tim Dowley

Tim Dowley, who holds a doctorate in church history from the 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.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition