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REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS The following texts are appropriate materials, in conjunctioin with class lectures, throough which the student can actualize the course goals: Bettenson, Henry. 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 I. (Abingdon paper ad.) A concise but insightful analysis of the history of early Christianity, through the Middle Ages, that weaves a narrative that I often compelling for the reader. Irvin, Dale, and Sunquist, Scott, eds. History of the World Christian Movement (Earliest Christianity to 1453), (New York:Orbis Books, 2001). An engagement of Western with non- Western Christian traditions, written from the diverse perspectives of leading contemporary representative of global Christianity. Kerr, Hugh T. ed. Readings in Christian Thought. (Abingdon paper ad.). A concise collection of selected texts illustratin style and message of major writers in the history of Christian thought (through the modern era(.

Publication Date

January 2007


Asbury Theological Seminary


Summer, Kentucky, SU07, CH501, KY, Wilmore



CH 501 Church History I