Church history is more than names and dates—it is our Christian heritage. Studying this past prepares us for the future, gives us a sense of perspective as we realize our current problems are not so new, and provides an understanding of the complexities and richness of the faith. This book walks believers through church history from the day of Pentecost to the present, giving a chronological overview of the theological and institutional development of the church, as well as a deeper appreciation of Christianity’s splendid, triumphant, persevering heritage.
James Eckman walks you through the church's past from the day of Pentecost to the present. This basic introduction, done chronologically, emphasizes the development of the church and how it came to a consensus on what the Scriptures taught. Through it all, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and richness of your faith and its splendid heritage.
- Title: Exploring Church History
- Author: James P. Eckman
- Publisher: Crossway
- Publication Date: 2002
About James P. Eckman
James P. Eckman is President of Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska, and also the professor of Theology, Ethics, and History. In addition to hosting a weekly radio program, "Issues in Perspective," he also performs dramatic monologues on figures from church history.