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A History of the Early Church

by John Chapman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/28/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 354
ISBN : 9781973681472

About the Book

The History of the Early Church is an attempt to get behind the popular myths which have dominated church life for nearly 2000 years by bringing together accounts from the New Testament and a few other works which describe the same incidents from different perspectives and often distort the narrative for security reasons. He points out the anomalies and comments on speculations which now seem to have a sounder base than most theologians would acknowledge. The result will disappoint many fundamentalists who have used the most tortuous arguments to support their version of events. However the essential message which emerges is that God is Love.

About the Author

John Chapman was born in Birmingham in 1935 but moved to the Cotswolds as a result of Hitler’s bombing. After graduating in Mathematics and Aeronautics from Southampton University in 1959 and learning to use a computer, he moved to Belfast for two years and then to Toronto. From here he travelled all over the woorld helping major businesses and institutions save money. He married Ann in 1966 and had three children and now seven grandchildren. He moved back to England and settled in Purley on Thames. Then for thirty seven years he represented his community on the local district council and got very involved with local and military history, being author or co-author of ten books and editor of several journals. His involvement with the church dates from earliest Sunday School days and later being a chorister and altar boy. He wrote the history of his local church spending large amounts of time in record offices and libraries.