Church History 101 - A Concise Overview
This easy-to-read volume answers the basic question “what did the Church look like in this particular period?” for the four traditionally recognized eras of Church history: early, medieval, Reformation, and modern.
One may read about the early church or the Renaissance popes without a clear idea of the who, where, when, what, why and how of those eras. This easy-to-read volume answers the basic question what did the Church look like in this particular period for the four traditionally recognized eras of Church history: early, medieval, Reformation and modern. Each chapter includes a map and timeline to locate the reader in time and place. The timeline identifies what else was going on. Then they address these topics: 1) The Big Picture: a broad overview of the era. 2) The Church’s Hierarchy: a look at the popes, cardinals and bishops with their concerns. 3) The Church in the Pews: what was Christianity like for the average person. 4) What made this period unique–taking a comparative approach. All chapters conclude with discussion questions and a list for further reading.