Over the last two millennia, the Christian church has seen dynamic changes in practices, interpretations, and the way it interacts with the world. While the core beliefs remain rooted in Jesus Christ, the Christian church emerged into denominations and historically has stood on both sides of conquest. A Concise History of the Christian Church provides detailed century-by-century coverage of the Christian church, from the life of Jesus Christ to nineteenth-century Christians and everything in between, including the persecution of Christians, the Crusades, the rise of Catholicism, Luther, Calvin, and more. James Sabine drew from the best sources available to provide the most in-depth historical look at Christianity that the nineteenth century could produce. The third edition includes substantial additions and revisions, giving you access to even more events, people, and places that were crucial to shaping the Christian church into the body we know today.
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- Covers 19 centuries of Christian church history
- Discusses key people and events
- Provides an overview of the religious state of Europe in the nineteenth century
Praise for the Print Edition
In its present state we have no hesitation in recommending [Sabine’s work] to our readers as a useful abridgment of church history.
—The New Evangelical Magazine and Theological Review
- Title: A Concise History of the Christian Church
- Author: James Sabine
- Publisher: Burton and Briggs
- Publication Date: 1816
- Pages: 575
About the Author
Reverend James Sabine (1774–1845) was a Presbyterian minister and author who lived in England until crossing the Atlantic with his family to live on the U.S. East Coast. In 1828, he left the Second Presbyterian Church of Boston for the Protestant Episcopal Church. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Griswold and became the first rector of Grace Church in Boston. Sabine wrote an Ecclesiastical History and published a number of sermons.