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Church History books for laymen

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  1. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member

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    One of the pastors just came to me and says he wants to teach on Church history for Wednesday night and if I know of any good books for laymen. I am no expert in this area so I thought I'd ask for input from others who know more than me, thanks..
     
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    Invite your pastor to Bap Board.
     
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    Try a PDF version of "Trail of Blood" by J.M. Carroll. Have copies available for everyone. Also get copies of the chart which goes with the book.

    This is five easy to follow lectures. Some folk will believe. Some will not. It is part of our spiritual heritage folks, and it needs to be taught.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
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    and I am one of those who does not accept that Jesus was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Jerusalem.
     
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    James, is the following an accurate quote from the Trail of Blood?

    The inspired scriptures, and they only, in fact, the New Testament and that only, to be the rule and guide of faith and life, not only for the church as an organization, but for each individual member of that organization.
     
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    This is not a common belief, is it? I am sure that this is meant to be a joke, but in most humor there is a small bit of truth.
     
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    Mark A Noll

    I found a book by this author only 368 pages which is really geared for the college level but it was the shortest Church history book I could find as this topic is taught at the college level and few churches teach it in SS.
     
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    I am sure you can understand it even though he can't since he is just a measley layman right?
     
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    I suspect that the pastor mentioned in the OP gave him 'busy work' for the sake of peace in the church.
     
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    If so, he may indeed by a wise pastor.
     
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    You can watch Yale University lectures on You Tube. Some on church history are:

    Constantine and the Early Church - Open Yale Courses
    oyc.yale.edu/history/hist-210/lecture-3

    Yale University
    Professor Freedman examines how Christianity came to be the official religion of the Roman Empire. This process began seriously in 312, when the emperor ...
    Lecture 4 - The Christian Roman Empire - Open Yale Courses
    oyc.yale.edu/history/hist-210/lecture-4

    Yale University
    The Christian church of the fourth century was divided, however, by two ... Religious dissent led to the intervention of the emperors at church councils and ...
    Lecture 15 - Paul as Pastor - Open Yale Courses
    oyc.yale.edu/religious-studies/rlst-152/lecture-15

    Yale University
    rlst 152: Introduction to the New Testament History and Literature ... The Historical and Social Context of the Church in Corinth [00:12:54]; Issues of Controversy ...
    Open Yale Courses | The Early Middle Ages, 284–1000

    oyc.yale.edu/history/hist-210
    Yale University
    Major developments in the political, social, and religious history of western ... (1999) and two collections of essays: Church, Law and Society in Catalonia, ...
    Late Medieval Religion and Its Critics - Open Yale Courses
    oyc.yale.edu/history/hist-251/lecture-7

    Yale University
    In this lecture Professor Wrightson surveys the religious landscape of ... He notes that while the late medieval church was more vibrant and popular than many ...
     
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