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Required Textbooks Bettenson, Henry, ed., Documents of the Christian Church (Oxford paperback, second ed.). This is a record of crucial letters and texts of official church proclamations that shaped the direction of church leadership in the history of the church. Gonzalez, Justo. The Story of Christianity, Vol. 2 (Abingdon paper ed., 1984) A concise, but insightful, analysis of the history of modern Christianity that weaves a narrative which is often compelling for the reader. Gonzalez, Justo. History of Christian Thought, Vol.3 (Abingdon, 1971) An in-depth treatment of theological developments. (abbreviated: HCT) Kerr, Hugh T., ed., Readings in Christian Thought. (Abingdon paper ed ed.,1990). A concise collection of selected texts illustrating the style and message of major writers in the history of Christian thought (through the modern era). Rand-McNally Historical Atlas of the World (paperback ed., which gives geographical perspective on the global dimensions of modern Christianity).
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