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Church History, Volume Two: From Pre-Reformation To The Present Day
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Church History, Volume Two: From Pre-Reformation To The Present Day

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Zondervan 2013

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Church history tells story of the greatest movement in world history. Yet, just as the biblical record of the people of God is the story of a mixed people with great acts of faith and great failures in sin and unfaithfulness, so is the history of the people who have made up the church for 2,000 years.

Frank A. James III and John D. Woodbridge’s Church History, vol. 2: From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day recounts these triumphs and struggles of the Christian movement from just before the Reformation to today. It offers a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed in the modern day. Woodbridge and James look closely at the integral link between the history of the world and that of the church, detailing the times, cultures, and events that influenced—and were influenced by—the church.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Don’t miss the companion volume by Everett Ferguson: Church History, Volume 1: From Christ to Pre-Reformation.

Key Features

  • Provides a balanced view of the church’s triumphs and struggles from the Reformation to today
  • Details the times, cultures, and events that influenced the modern Christian church
  • Covers 500 years of Christian history in the West, Africa, Asia, and Latin America
  • Examines the intellectual and social history of the church since the Reformation


  • European Christianity in an Age of Adversity, Renaissance, and Discovery (1300–1500)
  • The Renaissance and the Christian Faith
  • Luther’s Reformation: A Conscience Unbound
  • The Swiss Reformations: The Maturation of International Calvinism (Sixteenth Century)
  • Radicals and Rome: Responses to the Magisterial Reformation (Sixteenth Century)
  • Reformations in England: The Politics of Reform (Sixteenth Century)
  • Refining the Reformation: Theological Currents in the Seventeenth Century
  • Christianity in an Age of Fear, Crisis, and Exploration (Seventeenth Century)
  • Christianity and the Question of Authority (Seventeenth Century)
  • Christianity under Duress: The Age of Lights (1680–1789)
  • Christianity in the Age of Lights (1): The British Isles (1680–1789)
  • Christianity in the Age of Lights (2): The Kingdom of France (1680–1789)
  • Christianity in the Age of Lights (3): The Continent of Europe (1680–1789)
  • Christianity in an Age of Revolutions (1770–1848)
  • Adjusting to Modernization and Secularism: The Rise of Protestant Liberalism (1799–1919)
  • Nineteenth-Century Christianity in the British Isles: Renewal, Missions, and the Crisis of Faith
  • The Christian Churches on the European Continent (1814–1914)
  • Global Christianity: A Re-Centered Faith (Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries)
  • Modern Theological Trajectories: Spiraling into the Third Millennium (Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries)
  • Catholicism and Orthodoxy: Collision to Collegiality (Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries)
  • Contemporary American Evangelicalism: Permutations and Progressions (Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries)
  • Christianity and Islam: The Challenge of the Future (Twenty-first Century)

Praise for the Print Edition

There have only been a handful of church history survey texts written by evangelicals the past decade and Woodbridge and James’s work rivals any of these as far as content, readability, and faithfulness to the historic documents.


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About the Authors

John D. Woodbridge is research professor of church history and history of Christian thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, where he has taught since 1970. He was previously a senior editor of Christianity Today and is the author of numerous books, including A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories that Stretch and Stir. He is also the coeditor, with D.A. Carson, of Scripture and Truth and Hermeneutics, Authority, and Canon. Woodbridge is the recipient of four Gold Medallion Awards.

Frank A. James III is the president of Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Prior to taking his current post, he taught and served as president at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL, and served as provost and taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Additionally, he has been on the teaching faculties of Villanova University and Westmont College, and was a visiting professor at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford University.

James is the author or editor of numerous works on the Reformation and has been a consultant and script writer for a historical documentary film series. He is the author of Peter Martyr Vermigli and Predestination: The Augustinian Inheritance of an Italian Reformer and the professor for Logos Mobile Ed’s Introducing Church History I and II.

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