church history

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The Holocaust and the Christian World, edited by Carol Rittner, Stephen D. Smith and Irena Steinfeldt.

For general readers this is the best available book on the Christian response to the Holocaust. It is ideal for use in churches, seminaries, colleges and universities. But if the intended readership is nonspecialist, the contributors are not.

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A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story

Although Diana Butler Bass doesn’t refer to Jaroslav Pelikan’s definition of tradition—“the living faith of the dead”—her People’s History is a reflection of that definition.
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Family ties

Stephen Barton is more concerned with biblical interpretation than with detailing first-century family life or attitudes about sexuality.
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Telling the whole story

As historians have become aware of Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon, the traditional division between “church history” and the “history of mission” has come to seem strange and inappropriate.