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Church History in Plain Language

ISBN: 9780718032258



It's about time that someone wrote church history that tells about people, not just about "eras" and "ages." Church History in Plain Language taps the roots of our Christian family tree. It combines authoritative research with a captivating style to bring our heritage home to us.

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  • Title: Church History in Plain Language
  • Author: Bruce L. Shelley
  • Edition: Updated 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Print Publication Date: 1995
  • Logos Release Date: 2002
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Church history › Popular works
  • ISBNs: 9780718032258, 9781418502003
  • Resource ID: LLS:6.10.45
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.church-history
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-11T16:47:58Z

Dr. Bruce Shelley (1927-2010) was the senior professor of church history and historical theology at Denver Seminary. He joined the faculty in 1957. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and received a theological degree from Fuller Seminary. He also attended Columbia Bible College. Dr. Shelley has written or edited over twenty books, including Church History in Plain Language, All the Saints Adore Thee, The Gospel and the American Dream, Theology of Ordinary People, and The Consumer Church. He served on the editorial advisory board of Christian History and has published numerous articles for magazines and encyclopedias. He served as consulting editor for InterVarsity’s Dictionary of Christianity in America. He was a corresponding editor of Christianity Today and published articles in Encyclopedia Americana, Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, and New International Dictionary of the Christian Church.


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  1. Scott Custer

    Scott Custer


  2. Lincoln A. Bovee'
  3. Lorin L Cranford
    Easy to understand

  4. Marcus Sanders

    Marcus Sanders


    If Logos will get the 4th edition I will buy this book. I have a 3rd edition hard copy. would love to have the 4th.

  5. Bradford



    "Faithlife" is continuously losing sales on the update to this book. Liberty University requires the 4th edition so this outdated book, by 2 versions, should be updated for students. I can only give 3 stars because this book is outdated by more than 20 years.

  6. Paul Craig

    Paul Craig


  7. Alexrohof



    Would be really nice to have the fourth edition to be available.

  8. R.Andres Castaneda
    It is a shame that this is the 2nd edition from 1995 when there is digital version in amazon of the 4th edition from 2013... Logos, please update!

  9. Mike Rath

    Mike Rath


  10. Collin A Barth

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