The Spreading Flame

The Rise and Progress of Christianity from Its First Beginnings to the Conversion of the English

By F. F. Bruce

The Spreading Flame

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  • ISBN: 9781592446223
  • Pages: 432
  • Publication Date: 4/20/2004
  • Retail Price: $47.00
Web Price: $37.60
Web Price: $37.60

The Spreading Flame

The Rise and Progress of Christianity from Its First Beginnings to the Conversion of the English

By F. F. Bruce

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592446223
  • Pages: 432
  • Publication Date: 4/20/2004
  • Retail Price: $47.00
Web Price: $37.60

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In this history of the early Christian Church, Professor Bruce divides the complex story into three sections. The first, "The Dawn of Christianity," deals with the Church from its infancy to the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. The second section, "The Growing Day," continues the story up to the accession of Constantine in A.D. 313 and the Church's consequent official status. "Light in the West," the final part, is about Christianity in Rome and its spread to the British Isles after the barbarian invasion. The picture that emerges is of the Church as an unquenchable spiritual force organized for tribulation, whose spiritual resources are never more unlimited than in times of seeming disaster.

A wealth of quotations from Jewish and classical sources, combined with F.F. Bruce's straightforward style, make this book a valuable contribution to the study of the history of the Church.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This is the work of a most painstaking student and scholar well abreast of the latest historical research.... It shows abundant evidence of wide and careful study and gives us a concise and very readable account of the origins of the Christian Church, its chequered history, the heresies which challenged it, as well as the development of its worship, discipline and government.... It proves a valuable handbook for the theological student and for the ordinary keen Church member."

The English Churchman

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F. F. Bruce

Bio(s)-

F.F. Bruce (1910-1990) was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester in England. During his distinguished career he wrote many bestselling commentaries and books including 'Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free' and 'A Mind for What Matters'. He also served as general editor of 'The New International Commentary on the New Testament'.

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