Bishop Christopher Wordsworth wrote his Church History as a narrative of “the city of God” against “the city of this world.” This tension drives his account forward from Jesus’ ministry to the Council of Chalcedon. Wordsworth’s Church History is not rigidly chronological, but rather follows the lives of major figures in church history and discusses the ideas and events that surrounded them. The nephew of the William Wordsworth, the great Romantic poet, Wordsworth himself was an accomplished writer and poet, and his Church History is an eminently readable classic that presents an account of church history and evangelical analysis that is engaging and full of character.
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Volume 1 of Christopher Wordsworth’s classic church history covers the first century church through the Council of Nicaea.
Volume 2 of Christopher Wordsworth’s classic church history covers from the council of Nicaea to the Council of Constantinople.
Volume 3 of Christopher Wordsworth’s classic church history covers from the Council of Constantinople through Augustine and the fall of Rome.
Christopher Wordsworth was an English intellectual and Bishop of Lincoln. Wordsworth was born in London, nephew of Romantic poet William Wordsworth and the youngest son of Christopher Wordsworth, master of Trinity College. He attended Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge. He became a fellow at Trinity in 1830. In 1836, he became public orator at Cambridge and the headmaster of Harrow School. In 1844, he was made a canon of Westminster, and later was archdeacon of Westminster. In 1869, he was appointed Bishop of Lincoln. He is best known for his Greek New Testament and Old Testament and commentary. He wrote several histories, memoirs, devotional poems, and hymns.