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All articles & reviews tagged with church-history

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March 2007
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God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in the World of Fading Dreams

Dennis Hill revisits David F. Wells’ challenging book published in 1994 and, 13 years on, asks the author for his present views on Western evangelicalism. God in the wasteland was the second of four books on evangelicalism by Dr Wells. Along with the first, No place for truth (1993), it created a stir in…

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September 2006
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Wings Like a Dove: The Courage of Queen Jeanne D’Albret

Wings Like a Dove is the story of the only daughter of the King and Queen of the tiny kingdom of Navarre – born in the year 1528 in a Roman Catholic France that was being challenged by the rediscovery of biblical Christianity. Princess Jeanne, a lively and thoughtful child, gradually accepts this Reformation…

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Historical

October 2001
Articles > Historical

Philip Doddridge – hero or heretic?

Dr Philip Doddridge’s dates (1702-51) provide us with two contiguous anniversaries: the 250th anniversary of his death falls this year (26 October) and the tercentenary of his birth next year (26 June). But why should we hold a celebration at all? With regard to worship, the first reason is obvious. The hymnbooks of many…

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October 2000
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Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism

One of the greatest benefits of reading church history is the illumination of the present that it provides. Many of the tensions that are crippling conservative Protestants today can be directly traced to the ‘fundamentalist controversy’ in the early part of the twentieth century. The early twentieth century was a period of godless optimism.…

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May 2000
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Two Thousand Years of Christianity (1) – The Years of Persecution

‘The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch’ (Acts 11:26). This was around A.D. 43, a decade after the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Christ, and the Day of Pentecost. Evidently, it was only gradually that it became possible to distinguish Christianity as a religion in its own right. Until then, the followers of…

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June 1995
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A book that changed me: The Annals of the Disruption

The book that has had the most profound impact on my life is a relatively obscure work about Scottish church history, The Annals of the Disruption by Thomas Brown, first published in 1884. I was given this book by my grandfather when I was a student at Edinburgh University studying history. Little did he…

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January 1970
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Killing Fields Living Fields: Faith in Cambodia

Don’t be put off by the length of this book. It is a ‘must’ for every believer and Don Cormack’s easy style will grip the reader. But, emotionally, this is not easy to read. I read the original published in 1997; this edition is revised and updated. Two matters greatly impressed me. First, the…

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