John Henry Kurtz’s Church History provides a comprehensive examination of the Christian church, from its beginnings to the late-nineteenth century. Kurtz’s history of the church offers a historical analysis of both the German church specifically and the Christian church as a whole. This collection comprises all three volumes of Kurt’s Church History, each covering a different historical period, from the life of Christ and the church’s emergence from Judaic and pagan nations, to the state of modern Catholicism and Protestantism in the nineteenth century. These texts also dig into the importance of church history as they investigate historical theologies and obstacles of the Christian church, as well as the roots of apologetics, science, philosophy, and other significant trends. Church History is translated by John Macpherson, who thoughtfully examined Kurtz’s original—and often only available in German—source texts and replaced them with similar or corresponding English texts that are more familiar and accessible to an English audience.
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- Chronological history of the church
- Broad spectrum of historical events, people, and ideas
- Emphasis on the Eastern Church
Praise for the Print Edition
The merits of Dr. Kurtz as a writer of church history are admitted by all who are familiar with his previous works . . . Probably no one instructor, out of the very able corps attached to [the Protestant University of Dorpat], possesses so fully the confidence of the public, or enjoys so high a reputation for profound scholarship and distinguished abilities, as Prof. Kurtz.
—The American Presbyterian Review
The facts are clearly presented and well arranged.
—Notes on the Literature of Church History
- Title: Church History
- Author: John Henry Kurtz
- Translator: John Macpherson
- Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
- Volumes: 3
- Pages: 1,572
About John Henry Kurtz
John Henry Kurtz (1809–1890), also known as Johann Heinrich Kurtz, was a German Lutheran theologian. In 1835, he became a religious instructor at the school of Mitau and a professor of theology at the Protestant University of Dorpat. Several of his other works have been translated into English, including The Bible and Astronomy and Manual of Sacred History.
About John Macpherson
John Macpherson (1847–1902) was educated at King’s College, Aberdeen, and at the University of Edinburgh. He served as a pastor at Findhorn, a fishing village in Morayshire. He was an author and notable translator of German Protestant works, including works by J. H. A. Ebrard and Emil Schürer.