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Written by four eminent scholars and Bible teachers, this book specializes on the history of God’s redeeming grace. It reviews Old Testament history, disclosing the stream of God’s redeeming purposes flowing down through ancient times. It reviews New Testament history, disclosing the broadening and deepening of that purpose for mankind in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his church. It reviews the history of that church in the world. It introduces the student to the study of the human spirit, made in the likeness of God. It discusses the organization of the Church in order to carry out the Great Commission, particularly among the children and youth whose minds and hearts and consciences God has designed for that spiritual development which we call religious education.

Contents include:

• The Development of the Church in Old Testament Times, by James Oscar Boyd

• The Life of Christ and the Development of the Church in Apostolic Times and in Post Apostolic Times, by J. Gresham Machen

• An Introduction to the Study of the Mind, by Walter Scott Athearn

• The Church as a Teaching Institution, by Harold McAfee Robinson

Author Bio

John Gresham Machen (July 28, 1881–January 1, 1937) was an American Presbyterian theologian in the early twentieth century. He was the professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary between 1915 and 1929, and led a conservative revolt against modernist theology at Princeton and formed Westminster Theological Seminary as a more orthodox alternative.