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Christianity through the Centuries: A History of the Christian Church, 3rd ed.
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Christianity through the Centuries: A History of the Christian Church, 3rd ed.


Zondervan 1996

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Building on the features that have made Christianity Through the Centuries an indispensable text, Earle E. Cairns not only explains how doctrines, movements, and institutions developed, but also examines “the impact of Christianity on its times and to the mark of the times on Christianity.” The third edition of Christianity Through the Centuries brings the reader up to date by discussing events and developments in the church into the 1990s.

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Key Features

  • Explains how Christian doctrines, movements, and institutions developed Christianity
  • Discusses recent trends and developments
  • Builds on a classic work of church history

Praise for the Print Edition

Readers will walk with Jesus, discovering his perspective on education, formation, and restoration. They are also challenged to engage the multicultural richness of our world, be formed by it, and participate in God’s kingdom work.

—Cathy Stonehouse, dean, School of Practical Theology, Asbury Theological Seminary

This is truly an integration of the old term ‘Christian Education’ with the current term ‘Spiritual Formation.’ Habermas challenges the reader to recapture what has been lost by many in the field of Christian education for several decades. . . . This is a fresh and well thought through approach to the important foundational issues for those serving in areas of education ministry and spiritual formation. Focusing on the life and ministry of Jesus as the framework, this volume adds significantly to the importtance of spiritual formation for all ages and cultures.

—Dennis E. Williams, distinguished senior professor of leadership and church ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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About Earle E. Cairns

Earle E. Cairns was professor emeritus at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He was a member of the American Society of Church History, the American Historical Association, and the Conference on Faith and History.