Turning Points

Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity
Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In this popular introduction to church history, now in its third edition, Mark Noll isolates key events that provide a framework for understanding the history of Christianity. The book presents Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon rather than just a Western experience.

Now organized around 14 key moments in church history, this well-received text provides contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as he has revealed his purpose through the centuries. This new edition includes a new preface; updates throughout the book; and two new chapters, including one spotlighting Vatican II and Lausanne as turning points of the recent past. Students in academic settings and church adult education contexts will benefit from this one-semester survey of Christian history.

©2012 Mark A. Noll (P)2017 Tantor

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"This highly recommended work provides a thoughtful yet comprehensive framework for the history of Christianity." Library Journal)

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Excellent book with wonderful insights

I really enjoyed this book. It provides wonderful details and explanations of the history Christianity.

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It doesn't get better than this

Mark Noll has given the serious student of Christian history an invaluable work. It's packed with important information made to come alive. This is an excellent work.

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Informative and balanced

The author gives a good access to key moments of Church History from his evangelical perspective while still being balanced and critical of his own tradition.

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Great perspective

Noll took on the difficult task of reducing 2000 years of history to the small set of events the set or changed the direction of the church. The result is a wonderfully coherent view of key moments in history. Each turning point is set in its own rich context and includes a glimpse of the consequences. Of special note was his review of fairly recent events. Definitely worth the time.

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Excellent Overview

Turning Points was accessible to the general reader. The book was balanced and yet faithful to an orthodox perspective.

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Full of information

I fully appreciate the research that happened for this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. The reading was a little dry but I was Inspired enough to purchase the physical book for further study.

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Really good

I got this to go towards some academic papers and was really happy with the content, coverage and delivery.