History of the Christian Church

History of the Christian Church

Author: W. M. Blackburn

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1330139267

Category: Religion

Page: 737

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Excerpt from History of the Christian Church: From Its Origin to the Present Time Written history must be eclectic. In constructing a volume of the present size very much must be left unsaid. My aim is to present, from an evangelical point of view, an outline of the great facts and doctrinal developments in the history of the Christian Church, from the time of our Lord to our own day; to set forth the epochs and their characteristics, treating each period according to a plan best adapted to it; to state causes and results; to group the facts about representative men, places, principles, doctrines, or movements, and maintain their chronological order, as nearly as possible, while preserving unity of subjects and the logic of events; to survey the facts from other base-lines than the old pagan imperialism, the papacy, or some one form of Protestantism; to exhibit the vitality, growth, declensions, revivals, and reforms of the Church; to trace the progress of civilization, tolerance, and religious liberty; and give most space to those ideas and events which enter into the Christian civilization of Western Europe and North America. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.