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ONE-VOLUME HISTORY OF THE CHURCH: ADDENDUM

There is a one-volume history of the Church by a single author that I have found scintillating and that is Jeremy Jackson, No Other Foundation: The Church across Twenty Centuries. (1980). He has well captured a biblical perspective on the metanarrative of the history of the church. On details, I would differ here and there.

Jackson studied under Francis Schaeffer at L’Abri, Switzerland, and later became his assistant, editor and historical advisor. He has also taught European history at the College of William and Mary and at Syracuse University, and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. He co-pastors Trinity Fellowship in Syracuse, New York.

Another excellent choice is Two Kingdoms: The Church and Culture Through the Ages by Robert G. Clouse, Richard V. Pierard, and Edwin M. Yamauchi (ISBN 0802485901).

The scholars represent a variety of postitions within mainstream protestantism but are also critically aware of how historical forces outside of the church have shaped ecclesial actions and vice versa.

Yes, Chris this is a good work. I have used it with profit in a course I taught a few years ago. Here you have experts in three areas that cover much of the history of the church. Though I still rpefer Dowley. It must be the colour pics!

Hi Prof. Haykin,

Kind thanks to both yourself as well as the other commenters for the various recommendations on single volume church histories. It's been very helpful.

And if this thread isn't completely closed yet, I wonder if I might please ask if you've any thoughts on Justo Gonzalez's Story of Christianity?

Thanks again.

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