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One of the chief difficulties in studying the history of Christianity is the lack of prior exposure to the subject that students often bring with them.  Struggling to keep up with the large numbers of names, dates, and places presented to them, it is easy for students to lose sight of the "big picture," the broad sweep of movement and change that instructors most wish to communicate.  Justo Gonzalez has written this book to help students gain just such a quick and basic grasp of the main periods and issues in the history of Christianity.  Drawing upon his own extensive experience and that of others, he contends that having been introduced to the essentials of church history in a brief and accessible form, students are far better able to understand and appreciate what they encounter in more detailed lectures and reading.

Gonzalez provides a comprehensive opening chapter that summarizes major issues and concerns of each of the principal eras of church history. Subsequent chapters focus on the ancient church, the Christian empire, the Middle Ages, the Reformation, the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries, and the twentieth century and the end of modernity. 

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  • Title : Church History: An Essential Guide
  • Author: González, Justo L.
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • ISBN: 9781426722240

Justo L. González, de origem cubana e residente nos Estados Unidos, é um escritor e conferencista de trajetória reconhecida. Estudou no Seminário Evangélico de Teologia de Matanzas (Cuba), obteve o doutorado em teologia na Universidade de Yale (EUA). Foi professor do Seminário Evangélico de Porto Rico e na Candler School of Theology de Atlanta (Geórgia, EUA). É membro fundador da Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana, diretor do Programa Hispano de Verano e professor visitante do Princeton Theological Seminary. Autor de muitos livros, entre os quais figuram História do movimento missionário, Atos do Espírito Santo, Introdução à teologia cristã, Breve dicionário de teologia e Culto e cultura todos editados pela Editora Hagnos.

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  1. Thinh Nguyen

    Thinh Nguyen

    1/5/2022

    The book is excellent, Justo Gonzalez is one of my favorite author. Straight to the point and clearly presented little to no bias.
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  2. Vaughan Smith

    Vaughan Smith

    12/17/2021

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    This is a wonderful introduction to Church History! When I taught Church History to undergrads I assigned this book along with Bruce Shelley's Church History in Plain Language. When I was a seminary student Gonzalez's much longer The Story of Christianity (2 vols.) was among the several books we had to read. This much shorter Essential Guide does a marvelous job of sketching the major periods and movements. It's uniquely helpful as an introduction or as a review.
    Reply

  3. Vaughan Smith

    Vaughan Smith

    12/17/2021

    This is a wonderful introduction to Church History! When I taught Church History to undergrads I assigned this book along with Bruce Shelley's Church History in Plain Language. When I was a seminary student Gonzalez's much longer The Story of Christianity (2 vols.) was among the several books we had to read. This much shorter Essential Guide does a marvelous job of sketching the major periods and movements. It's uniquely helpful as an introduction or as a review.
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