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The Early Church its Orders and Institutions

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A book that endeavoured to delineate in simple terms the complicated phases of the internal growth and organization of the Church.

"The different types of ecclesiastical fellowship and government exhibited at the present day in Churches founded on the Congregational, Presbyterian, and Catholic conceptions, all have their roots in the first two centuries of Christian history after the 'Prophet of Nazareth' had proclaimed the coming of the Kingdom and had passed away. The great change which the disciples had expected in their own lifetime, receded more and more into the distance, and at length the Church had to accommodate itself to the permanent conditions of the society in the midst of which it had been planted...To sketch the process by which the Christian Church gradually acquired a particular kind of government, and embodied its faith and hope in special rites, which ultimately secured its predominance over all rivals, is the object of this book. Within its narrow limits much is invariably left unsaid. But to those who desire some acquaintance with the origin of the claims and practices of historic Christianity, it is commended as a useful guide." J. Estlin Carpenter.

The books shows signs of shelf wear and is lightly foxed, mainly on the page edges. There are pencil highlights to the sides of some of the text.

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Author(s):
Thomas, A. Hermann
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
140x197x25mm
Edition:
1907
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
The Sunday School Association

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A book that endeavoured to delineate in simple terms the complicated phases of the internal growth and organization of the Church.

"The different types of ecclesiastical fellowship and government exhibited at the present day in Churches founded on the Congregational, Presbyterian, and Catholic conceptions, all have their roots in the first two centuries of Christian history after the 'Prophet of Nazareth' had proclaimed the coming of the Kingdom and had passed away. The great change which the disciples had expected in their own lifetime, receded more and more into the distance, and at length the Church had to accommodate itself to the permanent conditions of the society in the midst of which it had been planted...To sketch the process by which the Christian Church gradually acquired a particular kind of government, and embodied its faith and hope in special rites, which ultimately secured its predominance over all rivals, is the object of this book. Within its narrow limits much is invariably left unsaid. But to those who desire some acquaintance with the origin of the claims and practices of historic Christianity, it is commended as a useful guide." J. Estlin Carpenter.

The books shows signs of shelf wear and is lightly foxed, mainly on the page edges. There are pencil highlights to the sides of some of the text.

Author(s):
Thomas, A. Hermann
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
140x197x25mm
Edition:
1907
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
The Sunday School Association

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