Author: Peter Elliott
Published Date: 2012
“What’s the point of studying Church History?” “How can things that happened so long ago be relevant to life today?”
This new book Church.History@WhyBother? tackles these and other similar questions, demonstrating that the past perpetually informs the present. Written as an email dialogue between a Church History lecturer and an antagonistic student, the book touches on many key events in the history of the Christian church and claims that unless we understand the past, we struggle to understand our identity in the present and planning for the future can often become an exercise in futility. The study of Church History emerges as an essential tool for those wishing to understand, care for, and participate in the church of the 21st century.