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Zondervan Essential Companion to Christian History: Audio Lectures

Narrated by: Stephen Backhouse
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins

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The Zondervan Essential Companion to Christian History: Audio Lectures gives you what it promises: the essentials. This highly informative, broad-ranging study provides vital facts on the growth and impact of Christianity from the apostles to the present day not only in the Western world but also globally, including the development of Eastern Orthodox and Armenian Christianity, as well as Christianity in Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Baltic and Slavic states, and India. The study is organized by century, going through the major events, ideas, and personalities that have shaped Christian history around the world.

Along with its accompanying book, Zondervan Essential Companion to Christian History, these audio lectures by author and scholar Stephen Backhouse cover:

  • The main threads and issues running through each century of Christian history
  • Explanations of key historical developments
  • Thematic connections between centuries
  • Focused looks at key persons, ideas, and events

The final session, devoted to the present century, identifies key themes that the Christian church is presently dealing with and suggests future issues. Useful for students and lay learners alike, Zondervan Essential Companion to Christian History: Audio Lectures will help listeners to grasp the global, multifaceted story of Christians.

Session Titles and Runtimes:

  1. Servants and Leaders: 1-100 (8 min.)
  2. Love and Courage: 100-200 (12 min.)
  3. Martyrs and Heretics: 200-300 (10 min.)
  4. Establishment and Resistance: 300-400 (13 min.)
  5. East and West: 400-500 (11 min.)
  6. Centres and Margins: 500-600 (11 min.)
  7. Soldiers and Missionaries: 600-700 (12 min.)
  8. Monks and Emperors: 700-800 (13 min.)
  9. Conversion and Culture: 800-900 (13 min.)
  10. Green Shoots, Dead Branches: 900-1000 (12 min.)
  11. Popes, Kings, and Peasants: 1000-1100 (17 min.)
  12. War and Peace: 1100-1200 (17 min.)
  13. Empire and Wilderness: 1200-1300 (19 min.)
  14. Humility and Power: 1300-1400 (18 min.)
  15. Church and State: 1400-1500 (19 min.)
  16. Expansion and Consolidation: 1500-1600 (23 min.)
  17. Reform and Revival: 1600-1700 (23 min.)
  18. Reason and Revolution: 1700-1800 (23 min.)
  19. Progress and Preservation: 1800-1900 (30 min.)
  20. Sacrifice and Invention: 1900-2000 (32 min.)
©2019 Stephen Backhouse (P)2019 Zondervan

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