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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“Christianity is the only major religion to have as its central event the humiliation of its God.” (Page 3)
“First, and rather obviously, early Christians were moved by a burning conviction.” (Pages 34–35)
“We call the years between a.d. 70 and a.d. 312 the Age of Catholic Christianity because this thought dominates Christian history between the death of the apostles and the rise of the Christian emperors.” (Page 28)
“The main theme of Jesus’ teaching was the kingdom of God.” (Page 7)
“Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch in the early second century, is apparently the first to use the word. He spoke of the ‘Catholic church,’ when he said, ‘Wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic church.’ By the end of the second century the term catholic was widely used of the church in the sense that the Catholic church was both universal, in contrast to local congregations, and orthodox, in contrast to heretical groups.” (Page 28)