Gonzalez from australias online independent bookstore, boomerang books. Gonzalezs astute scholarship, lucid prose, and impassioned focus tell the narrative history of. Aug 18, 2006 in another text the changing shape of church history, justo gonzalez writes about the shift away from a eurocentric focus on the history of christianity to a recognition that christianity is a global phenomenon, not just due to western missionary activity, but rather has been since its earliest day. I had this among four other textbooks for church history in seminary. When the bishop of caesarea died, the election of his successor became a focal point for the struggle between the orthodox and the arian. Today, in the history of christianity, we are looking at the great cappadocians kappuhdoshnz part 4. An essential guide and to all nations from all nations, both published by abingdon press.
Gonzalez and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. The early church to the dawn of the reformation 2nd by justo l. Gonzalez keeps this global perspective in mind in his two volume narrative history, the story of christianity. The reformation to the present day ebook written by justo l. The early church to the dawn of the reformation g reference,information and interdisciplinary subjects series volume 1 of historia del pensamiento cristiano, justo l. Gonzalez, author of the highly praised threevolume history of christian thought and other major works, attended united seminary in cuba, received his ma at yale, and was the youngest person to be awarded a phd in historical theology at yale.
Gonzalez has taught at the evangelical seminary of puerto rico and candler school of theology, emory university. This book offers a great explanation of christian history from the early church to the. Gonzalez, 9780061855887, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Gonzalez, author of the acclaimed threevolume history of christian thought, the story of christianity volume ii.
Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Beginning with the protestant reformation of the sixteenth century, this fully revised and updated second volume of the story of christianity continues the marvelous history of the worlds largest religion. T his course surveys major developments in the history of christian theology, which is the tradition of critical reasoning about how to teach the faith of christ. So, in an effort to remedy that situation, i ordered the story of christianity, volumes 1 and 2, by justo gonzalez from amazon, and brought them with me to the beachyou know, for a little light reading. Gonzalez serves on the faculty of the interdenominational theological center which is located in atlanta georgia.
Gonzalez is a gifted writer and he brings history alive with clarity and vigor. Gonzalez, author of the highly praised threevolume history of christian thought, presents. He does an excellent job of explaining issues that have faced the christian church and includes facinating insights on the personalities of the major figures in church history. I am not recommending the book because this was our text book, but because i have read it from cover to cover, having about 800 pages. May 22, 20 a couple weeks ago it occurred to me that i know next to nothing about church history. Mar 07, 2015 we often forget acts is not only the history of the expansion of christianity through the work of paul and others.
Aug 10, 2010 the story of christianity, volume 1, is an informative, interesting, and consistently readable narrative history. This onevolume work encapsulates the material originally found in justo gonzalez s threevolume a history of christian thought. In the second volume of his twovolume the story of christianity series, subtitled the reformation to the present day, justo l. The story of christianity by justo gonzalez 925 words. Do you have a summary on the book titled the story of. Awardwinning historian justo gonzalez brings to life the people, dramatic events, and theological debates that have shaped protestantism, catholicism, and orthodoxy.
Gonzalez, author of the highly praised threevolume. Gonzalez volume 1 of the story of christianity, justo l. Especially good is his tracing of the christological controversies through the first several ecumenical councils. He attended yale university, where he received his m. His wife, catherine gunsalus gonzalez, is a professor emerita at columbia theological seminary, and the two have coauthored several books. I think it is very important to know our past if we want to understand our present christian tradition. Gonzalez last sunday was reformation sunday, which i celebrated by being a knowitall, thanks to justo l. The first volume covers the early church to the dawn of the reformation. Gonzalez s astute scholarship, lucid prose, and impassioned focus tell the narrative history of christianity, beginning with the protestant reformation of. Read by michael kramer beginning with the protestant reformation of the sixteenth century, this fully revised and updated second volume of the story of christianity continues the marvelous history of the worlds largest religion. These books represent alternative approaches to the challenge of compressing 2,000 years of christian history into a single compact volume. Oct 20, 2011 history of christianity by justo gonzalez is one of the best books that ive read so far on christian history. With lively storytelling, the story of christianity provides a fascinating and panoramic history of the dramatic events, colorful characters, and revolutionary ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of the church.
The early church to the dawn of the reformation 9780061855887 by justo l. Aug 25, 2009 all these with the help of the book the story of christianity by justo gonzales. Awardwinning historian justo gonzalez brings to life the people. Gonzalez begins with an introduction in which he discusses why we should study the history of christianity. One of the chief difficulties in studying the history of christianity is the lack of prior exposure to the subject that students often bring with them. Sep 20, 2016 t he story of christianity is a two volume history of christianity by justo gonzalez. It brings alive the people, dramatic events, and ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of europe, such as the spanish and portuguese conquest of the new world. The story of christianity, volume 1, is an informative, interesting, and consistently readable narrative history.
Taking the centrality of jesus christ as the distinctive feature of christianity, it focuses on theological concepts by. Gonzalez, author of the highly praised threevolume history of christian thought, presents a narrative history of christianity, from the early church to the dawn of the protestant reformation. In this fully revised and updated edition, the lauded church historian justo gonzalez tells the story of christianity from its fragile infancy to its pervas. When i first saw the title of this book, i almost drooled. Gonzalez wed love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase.
Gonzalez picks up where the first volume left off on the eve of the protestant. Volume two the reformation to the present day 9780060633165 by gonzalez, justo l. He is the author of many books, including church history. Justo gonzales presented this book skillfully, carefully, and creatively. Gonzalezs most popular book is the story of christianity. In this fully revised and updated edition, the lauded church historian justo gonzalez tells the story of christianity from its fragile infancy to its pervasive dominance at the dawn of the protestant reformation. The story of christianity by justo gonzalez 915 words 123.
The reformation to the present day is the fully revised and updated second volume of the story of christianity. Justo gonzalez writes aware that some voices in the christian church have tended. It just keeps you reading from one page to another. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the story of christianity. Theologically, the relationship between sabbath and lords day can feel complexand practically, the rise of saturday night services in churches across the u. The story of christianity is a book written by justo gonzalez. Gonzalezs fine book, the story of christianity volume 1. Both works commonly are used as college and seminary textbooks. Historian justo gonzalez shows how various social, political, and economic movements affected christianity s.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Gonzalez born august 9, 1937 is a cubanamerican methodist historian and theologian. The early church to the dawn of the reformation paperback august 10, 2010. Gonzalez has 124 books on goodreads with 17245 ratings. In the third chapter, gonzalez traces what he calls the great reversal. He is a prolific author and an influential contributor to the development of latin american theology. Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, ipad, iphone. With lively storytelling incorporating the latest research, the story of christianity provides a fascinating introduction to the panoramic history of christianity. Gonzalez presentation of the reformation period concentrates on significant people, primarily martin luther, ulrich zwingli, and john calvin, bringing in other people as appropriate tetzel, various popes, etc. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws. Awardwinning historian justo gonzalez bring to life the people, dramatic events, and theological debates that have shaped protestantism, catholicism, and orthodoxy. He is also the author of a three volume work titled history of christian thought. Nov 25, 2014 gonzalez also includes important research done in the past twentyfive years revealing the significant role of women throughout the history of the church. Gonzalez s 3 volume church history is an interesting read for both students of history and readers who simply have a general curiosity about church history.1106 265 485 945 1005 78 513 748 793 854 1434 120 1377 738 1309 1492 490 936 823 858 1187 377 109 1153 1101 916 790 1224