This book is designed to lead students into the world of Christianity by way of primary literary sources. It contains the most notable and instructive primary sources from the entire sweep of Christian history.
Van Voorst (Western Theological Seminary) presents here together primary source material, introductory notes, and practical guidelines for reading the primary sources. Organized chronologically, the chapters present material from various periods of Christian history. The readings from each time period are grouped into five categories: people and events of influence, institutional and church organization, teachings of Christianity, personal and social ethics, and ecumenism and Christianity's relation to other faiths. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)