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Beginning with the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, this fully revised and updated second volume of The Story of Christianity continues the marvelous history of the world's largest religion. Award-winning historian Justo González brings to life the people, dramatic events, and theological debates that have shaped Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy. From the monk Martin Luther, who dared to stand up to a corrupt pope, to the surprising spread and growing vitality of today's church in Africa, Asia, and South America, The Story of Christianity offers a complete and up-to-date retelling of this amazing history.

With new information on the important contributions of women to church history as well as the latest information on Christianity in developing countries, González's richly textured study discusses the changes and directions of the church up to the 21st century. The Story of Christianity covers such recent occurrences as the fall of the Soviet Union and the return of the Russian Orthodox Church; feminist, African American, and third-world theologies; the scandals and controversies facing the reign of Pope Benedict XVI; interfaith dialogue; and the movement toward unity of all Christian churches. This revised and updated edition of The Story of Christianity concludes with a thoughtful look at the major issues and debates facing Christianity today.

©2017 Justo L. Gonzalez (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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An excellent and objective view if church history

This book significantly changed my understanding of church history, while affirming and strenthening my commitment to an understanding of Christianity that is free from statism and hierarchicalism, both of which have been a plague on true bielievers.

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Good information but tedious

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

It depends. If they are a fan of history than yes, if not then no.

What three words best describe Michael Kramer’s voice?

I love Michael Kramer's voice. I've listened to two books of his and he did great with both.

Could you see The Story of Christianity, Vol. 2, Revised and Updated being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No, this is a dry history read.

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The author no doubt did great research and laid out the history from the reformation and on. However I just couldn't get into this like I did with volume 1. I think the format made it difficult to follow and at times the details got repetitive by rehashing the same movement for each region.

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ambitious scope - not enugh deep resonance here -

a real skimming over anything mystical or deeply experiential imo. very exoteric, long ride through both books for me - soo grateful to be completely done them!!!

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an astounding work

The audio rendition of this classic, now updated, book is worthy of the text. The author delivers what amounts to the best narrative sketch of complete church history that is available to us. The narration of this title is excellent , well paced, clear voiced and enjoyable to listen to.