Church History in Plain Language, 3rd... (Book published December


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Author  Bruce L. Shelley
Publisher  Thomas Nelson Inc
Publication Date   December 2, 2008
ISBN  0718025539
Pages  532

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With morethan 275,000 copies sold, this is the story of the Church for today’s readers. The third edition of Shelley’s classicone-volume history of the church brings the story of Christianity into thetwenty-first century. This latest edition of the book takes a close look at therapid growth of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity in the southern hemisphere,addresses the decline in traditional mainline denominations, examines theinfluence of technology on the spread of the gospel, and discusses howChristianity intersects with other religions in countries all over the world.

The concise book provides an easy-to-read guide to church history withintellectual substance. The new edition of Church History in Plain Languagepromises to be the new standard for readable Church History.


  • Includes contemporary developments related to the spread of the gospel
  • Discusses how technology has an impact on how the church worships and grows
  • Covers the explosionof Christianity in the Southern hemisphere

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