The Church: A Theological and Historical Account

The Church A Theological and Historical Account Renowned evangelical theologian Gerald Bray provides a clear and coherent account of the church in biblical historical and theological perspective He tells the story of the church in its many manife

  • Title: The Church: A Theological and Historical Account
  • Author: Gerald L. Bray
  • ISBN: 9780801030864
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
  • Renowned evangelical theologian Gerald Bray provides a clear and coherent account of the church in biblical, historical, and theological perspective He tells the story of the church in its many manifestations through time, starting with its appearance in the New Testament, moving through centuries of persecution and triumph, and discussing how and why the ancient church bRenowned evangelical theologian Gerald Bray provides a clear and coherent account of the church in biblical, historical, and theological perspective He tells the story of the church in its many manifestations through time, starting with its appearance in the New Testament, moving through centuries of persecution and triumph, and discussing how and why the ancient church broke up at the Reformation Along the way, Bray looks at the four classic marks of the church its oneness, holiness, catholicity, and apostolicity and illustrates how each of these marks has been understood by different Christian traditions The book concludes with a look at the ecumenical climate of today and suggests ways that the four characteristics of the church can and should be manifested in our present global context This accessible introduction to the church from an evangelical perspective explores ecclesiology through the lenses of church history and doctrine to reveal what it means for us today Bray discusses the church as a living reality, offering practical ways churches and individuals can cooperate and live together.

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    1. A comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable history of the Church. I read through it at a leisurely pace, often setting it down for a week at a time, and yet still found it easy to pick back up where I left off. Bray combines a good amount of academic and technical content with thought provoking historical commentary. At 250 pages, this is certainly something to recommend to both seminary students and the more inquisitive layperson.

    2. Very judicial and even-handed. Consciously catholic (in the truest sense of the word). A broad perspective of the history of the universal church evangelicals need to know, particularly now when tribalism is so prevalent.

    3. Really a nice overview of the formation of various denominational groupings; how they came to be, differences, similarities. A nice appraisal of what is and the difficulties going forward.

    4. Книгата е написана изключително ясно - едно от нещата, които целя най-много. Въпреки това съдържанието не ме впечатли особено - не че е лошо, просто от една страна книгата е сравнително кратка, за да бъде особено задълбочена, а от друга в края на краищата оставам с впечатление [...]

    5. It is an interesting theological history of the church from New Testament times to the modern age. The book is not a classic, though it contains many useful insights.

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