This is a classical survey on the growth of the Christian Church and propagation of Christianity in Asia Africa, Europe, Americas & Australasia; from A.D. 1 to A.D. 1878, encapsulated in 4 volumes. Although the survey is comparatively brief vis-a-vis the then existing Manuals on the subject, yet it provides the unique and in-depth exhibition of the basic foundation of ecclesiastical studies. This all-time classic is a product of Author’s broad & impartial investigation, extensive learning, immense & painstaking research; so as to dig out reliable information to cover each and every aspect of History of this genre. This exceptionally crafted work incorporates Religious Movements, Sects, Theological Science, Spiritual Life & Propagation, Beliefs, Charitable Societies; Political, Civilizational, Social & Cultural Events; Poetry, Scriptures, Art & Archaeology; Regional Studies; Biographies of Remarkable Men, etc., to provide a better view of this intriguing and panoramic History of the Church. The Author provides a handy tool for readers’ better understanding by giving quotations, references, footnotes, chronological tables, ecclesiastico-geographical maps, and a comprehensive list of the sources of information.
As a translation of the original German work, the translators have taken special care to remove any ambiguity by frequently departing from the exact terminology of the original language and giving importance to Author’s ideas and intentions. While doing the same no passages of the original have been either altered or omitted, rather with additions, corrections, and amplifications the translators have put in every effort to make it an easy-to-read guide with intellectual substance.
This companion to the Church History exhibits Scientific & Historical Introductions to Christianity; explores influence of the Catholic and Protestant Missions that were carried out in various parts of the world aimed to convert the inhabitants to Christianity, and civilizing them. It also spells out the relationship between Catholics and Protestants. Lastly, it briefly gives an account of the events occurring from the Peace of Westphalia down to the then Modern Times.
This peerless presentation also includes General Index, Additions & Corrections, and Folded Maps (Coloured). The work is addressed as a textbook for Seminaries & Theological Colleges/Universities and for the departments of Theological/Religious Studies at the Universities, worldwide, for teachers and students alike; also a must read for Historians, Jurists, Statesmen, Artists, Philosophers, Christian Laity, Church Clergies, and Researchers.