The Spreading Flame
The picture that emerges from this story of the early Christian church – from its infancy to the conversion of the English in about A.D. 800 – is one of a church that is an unquenchable spiritual force organized for tribulation. Its spiritual resources are never stronger than in times of seeming disaster.
At a Glance
By: F.F. Bruce
The book is divided into three sections: “The Dawn of Christianity” deals with the church from its infancy to the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70; “The Growing Day” continues to the accession of Constantine in A.D. 313; and “Light in the West” covers Christianity in Rome and its spread to the British Isles. “The Spreading Flame” gives a concise and very readable account of the origins of the Christian Church, its chequered history, the heresies that challenged it, as well as the development of its worship, discipline and government. Bruce conveys the sweeping narrative of the New Testament and early church history in a narrative filled with sold, well-reasoned, richly researched facts.
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Published Date: 1958
Publisher: Kingsley Books
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About the Author
F.F. Bruce (1910-1990) is know worldwide as the "Dean of Evangelical Scholarship". He was a biblical scholar who supported the historical reliability of the New Testament. Trained in classics, he taught at the universities of Edinburgh, Leeds, and Sheffield, and was for almost twenty years the Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester. Bruce combined an immense contribution to evangelical scholarship with a passion for proclaiming the Bible as God’s guide for our lives. He used his great knowledge to explain the Bible simply and clearly.