Church History in Plain Language, Fifth Edition

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An easy-to-read guide to church history with intellectual substanceAn easy-to-read guide to church history with intellectual substance

What’s being said about the fifth edition of Church History in Plain Language:

Mark Galli

Mark Galli

The Reverend Doctor Glenn Packiam

The Reverend Doctor Glenn Packiam

Scott Wenig

Scott Wenig

The Reverend Doctor Jennifer Woodruff Tait

The Reverend Doctor Jennifer Woodruff Tait

“Church History in Plain Language is just plain good. No, make that great—accessible, reader friendly, and interesting. A superb overview of the church’s story. Especially with the addition of recent historical developments, it’s the first book I recommend to those newly curious about the history of our faith.”

—MARK GALLI, former editor in chief, Christianity Today; author of biographies on Francis of Assisi and Karl Barth

“By focusing on overlooked storylines and highlighting forgotten figures, Marshall Shelley updates and enriches this already classic text, making it particularly poignant for our age.”

—THE REV. DR. GLENN PACKIAM, associate senior pastor, New Life Church, Colorado Springs

“Now we are blessed to have this new edition that records the ongoing development, influence, and expansion of the church over two millennia. If you want a stimulating journey through the rich history of Christianity, this is the one book you must read.”

—SCOTT WENIG, professor of applied theology, Denver Seminary

“Ample illustrations bring history to life, brief profiles introduce readers to their brothers and sisters in faith, and suggested reading lists point out avenues for further research. Christian history needs to belong to everybody. This book will help it do just that.”

—THE REV. DR. JENNIFER WOODRUFF TAIT, editor, Christian History magazine

Marshall ShelleyMarshall Shelley

Why a Fifth Edition?

For almost 40 years, Church History in Plain Language has been perhaps the best one-volume introduction to the story of the Christian movement from its inception to the present. But because the flow of history is a never-ending stream, it needs updating. This 5th edition highlights the development of Christianity from the earliest centuries in Asia, India, and Africa, includes the profiles of 55 notable women and non-Europeans who made significant contributions along the way, and summarizes recent developments such as the growth and influence of Christianity in the Global South and the effects of technology on the life of the church.

Pictured: Marshall Shelley, Revision Editor

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Zondervan Academic; Fifth edition (July 13, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 624 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0310115965
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0310115960
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.83 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1.42 x 9 inches


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