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January 1, 2016

January Spotlight! Sketches from Church History

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Book Description

This book outlines the thrilling story of the onward march of the Church of Christ from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century. It is not a dry-as-dust account of long-forgotten events and controversies, but rather a moving record of those who undertook the adventure of faith before us and, through their courage and steadfastness, left an example for the church in every age. Reading of the exploits of those who have gone before us, through times of prosperity and times of persecution, should stimulate, warn and encourage the church in our own age to persevere in the same path, and obtain the same everlasting reward.

Table of Contents

I: THE EARLY CHURCH TO THE RISE OF ISLAM

1. The Early Church
2. The Martyrs
3. Constantine the Great
4. Church Fathers
5. Monasticism
6. The Rise of the Papacy
7. Islam

II: THE DARK AND MIDDLE AGES TO THE HEIGHT OF PAPAL AUTHORITY

8. The Christian Faith Comes to the British Isles (1)
9. The Christian Faith Comes to the British Isles (2)
10. Early Missionaries in Europe
11. Pope and Emperor
12. The Crusades
13. The Papacy at Its Height

III: FORERUNNERS OF THE REFORMATION

14. The Waldenses
15. John Wycliffe
16. John Huss
17. Savonarola
18. The Approach of Dawn

IV: THE 16th CENTURY REFORMATION IN GERMANY

19. Martin Luther the Student
20. Luther and the Church
21. Luther and the Pope
22. Luther at the Wartburg
23. The Protestants in Germany

V: THE 16th CENTURY REFORMATION OUTSIDE GERMANY

24. Ulrich Zwingli
25. John Calvin
26. John Calvin in Geneva
27. England Receives the Light (1)
28. England Receives the Light (2)
29. Scotland Transformed
30. The Huguenots of France
31. The French Crown and the Huguenots
32. The Netherlands Receives the Truth

VI: THE FAITH IN THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES

33. The Thirty Years’ War in Germany (1618-1648)
34. English Puritanism, Chiefly Under Elisabeth
35. English Puritanism under the Early Stuarts
36. English Puritanism under the Later Stuarts
37. The Faith in North America during the 17th Century (1)
38. The Faith in North America during the 17th Century (2)
39. The Pietists: Spener, Francke, Zinzendorf
40. The Faith in North America during the 18th Century
41. Methodism and the Wesley’s (1)
42. Methodism and the Wesley’s (2)
43. Methodism and George Whitefield

VII: FROM THE RISE OF MODERN MISSIONS TO THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY

44. Revived Missionary Activity
45. The Faith in the 19th Century Church: North America (1)
46. The Faith in the 19th Century Church: North America (2)
47. The Faith in the 19th Century Church: The British Isles (1)
48. The Faith in the 19th Century Church: The British isles (2)
49. The 19th Century Church on the Continent of Europe (1)
50. The 19th Century Church on the Continent of Europe (2)

Index

S M Houghton

S.M. Houghton

About the Author

Sidney M. Houghton taught History at Rhyl Grammar School, North Wales, from 1925 to 1960. From then till his death in 1987 he was the chief literary and editorial advisor to the Banner of Truth Trust. The trust has also published his autobiographical work, My Life and Books.

Paperback, 256

Publisher: Banner of Truth Trust
Publication Date: 1980
ISBN: 9780851513171

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