This history is designed to be a summary overview of the past two millennia of Christian history. Subject areas include the Apostolic church, monasticism, the rise of Islam, the medieval papacy, conciliarism, the Renaissance, Protestant revolt, rationalism, the Eastern Church, missionary expansion, and the age of ecumenicity. James North’s knowledgeable presentation of material has proven to be an approachable and informative perspective that any audience can appreciate. Questions and projects at the end of each chapter are especially designed for deeper study. This book has been used in formal classroom settings as an introductory text on Church history. Church study groups may want to use the text as the basis for an examination of the history of the church. The questions and projects at the end of the chapters are especially designed to stimulate their thinking about the past developments.
James North is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California (M. Div., Th. M. ). He serves as pastor of Community Bible Church in Vista, California, where he lives with his wife, Julie, and their five children.