This article offers five reasons why we should study church history: to stay faithful to the truth, to have perspective on where we are now, to have proper balance in our thinking and doing today, to learn humility, and to have hope.
This essay examines the contrast in Scottish and American church history from the 1730s to the 1840s, and focuses on the difference in theological development. The author argues that the study of the relationship between formal religious thought and its social, political, and intellectual contexts shows why theology developed differently in the two regions during this period.
The author describes the word "revival" according to its scriptural use. The article goes further to study instances or moments in the biblical record where revival and reformation are discussed. Further, these concepts are studied within the context of church history. Then the discussion concludes by expressing the great need for revival in today's church.
This article considers the right and wrong regard for and use of church history.
Chapter 1 divides the first century of church history into roughly three periods.
Church history should be part of the devotional life of a Christian. Through church history we see the sovereignty of God, learn to talk about the biblical teaching, recognize heresies, remain rooted, understand church practices, and live courageously for Christ.
This article shows that church history is crucial to understanding the progress and regress of the church in terms of doctrine, missions, heresy and church organisation. To avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, the church must learn from her history. The author also looks at the purpose of church history.
This article is an overview of the church history of the 4th Century A.D.